Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism Paperback – Aug 7 2003
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The Hartford Courant A how-to not only for disengaging yourself from the narcissists in your life but also learning to live with them.
Drew Pinksy, M.D. A practical and accessible book about one of the most prevalent personality disorders of our time.
Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D. coauthor of I Hate You -- Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality. People who experience narcissism in themselves or in others now have a guide to help them steer through the storm.
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A prominent psychiatrist, James F. Masterson was born in Pennsylvania and educated at the University of Notre Dame and Jefferson Medical College. As a psychiatrist, Masterson became an authority on the treatment of personality disorders. He founded the Masterson Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in 1977 and he wrote seven influential texts during his career. He died in 2010.
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Synopsis: Narcissism is a healthy, necessary stage twice in a person's life, during the toddler and teen years, and gives an individual an inflated sense of confidence that enables him or her to leave the security of the parental bond to explore the world with newly acquired abilities. If children receive good-enough parenting when reality deflates this bubble of omnipotence, they reach the end of their narcissistic explorations with a newly integrated sense of self and awareness of the separateness of other people. If they are traumatized or are insecure in their attachment to primary caregivers at these crucial stages, they never "graduate" from the school of narcissism, and become "toxic people," viewing others merely as extensions of themselves and therefore without separate needs and feelings. You probably encounter narcissistic people every day without understanding why they are so rude, have an unfounded sense of entitlement, poor boundaries, or seem to be more "special" than other people. Many of us have been raised in families that pass down narcissitic vulnerabilities, leaving us prey to narcissists, who are always on the lookout for people who can be manipulated into supplying external validation of their "specialness," either by annexing you and your talents to serve them or by deflating you so as to inflate themselves.Read more ›
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This is a fabulous book- I learned so much. Chapter on narcissists in the workplace is classic..Published 23 days ago by pud
Very good, straightforward explanations of the behavior of people with narcissistic personality traits. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Karen K. D. Martin
This is the best book I have read to date on the topic of Narcissism. Well written, honest and aligned with reality.Published 6 months ago by Jane Erye
Interesting read. I am beginning to understand my ex husband and the dynamics of our relationship. Too bad I didn't read this book years ago!Published 9 months ago by Chantal P.
Villifying. Sandy demonstrates some good understanding of narcicism but her book lacks hope and positive strategies and generally is discouraging.Published 10 months ago by Derek Emerson
Very informative and revealing--it's frightening how many people exhibit these characteristics.Published 12 months ago by Carrie Spence
Even if you don't have to deal with this in your personal life, this is a must have for the workplace. Read morePublished on May 7 2014 by scari63
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