The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists

The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists Author Eleanor D. Payson
ISBN-10 0972072837
Year 2002
Pages 187
Language en
Publisher
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One of the most significant but least understood of character disorders in individuals is narcissistic personality disorder, or NPD. In this book, a licensed marital and family therapist provides a much-needed overview of NPD, its wide-ranging effects, and guidelines for dealing with this disorder.

Why Is It Always About You

Why Is It Always About You Author Sandy Hotchkiss
ISBN-10 9781439106532
Year 2008-06-20
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In this groundbreaking book -- the first popular book on narcissism in more than a decade -- clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people who are incapable of the fundamental give-and-take that sustains healthy relationships. Exploring how individuals come to have this shortcoming, why you get drawn into their perilous orbit, and what you can do to break free, Hotchkiss describes the "Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism" and their origins. You will learn to recognize these hallmarks of unhealthy narcissism -- Shamelessness, Magical Thinking, Arrogance, Envy, Entitlement, Exploitation, Bad Boundaries -- and to understand the roles that parenting and culture play in their creation. Whether the narcissist in question is a coworker, spouse, parent, or child, Why Is It Always About You? provides abundant practical advice for anyone struggling to break narcissism's insidious spread to the next generation, and for anyone who encounters narcissists in everyday life.

The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection

The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection Author Rokelle Lerner
ISBN-10 9780757397769
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.
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Does your boss constantly blame you for things you didn't do? Do you isolate yourself from friends and family to avoid conflict at home? Do you feel anxious when you see a certain 'friend's' name on your cell phone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you most likely have a narcissist in your life. The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection will help you understand the complexities of this disorder and arm you with the coping mechanisms to navigate through this type of relationship. Narcissists suffer from a personality disorder that began in the early stages of childhood. They are stuck in an early development stage where there is tremendous self-interest, excessive self-absorption, and extreme entitlement. Their behavior is a consequence of early childhood abandonment and abuse. Rokelle Lerner specializes in working with narcissists and the people they impact. Her astounding results in improving the quality of life for those that live or work with narcissists has been recognized by therapists across the country. She explains why narcissists do the things they do and how you can protect yourself from their intimidation and manipulations. Lerner shows you how to: * Spot a narcissist at work and in your personal life * Set appropriate boundaries to avoid further conflict * Avoid antagonizing a narcissist at work or at home Narcissists are disarming, manipulative, and mesmerizing by nature. The Object of My Affection is in My Reflection will help you see through their charm so you can recharge your spirit, redefine your purpose, and regain your life.

Disarming the Narcissist

Disarming the Narcissist Author Wendy Terrie Behary
ISBN-10 9781608827626
Year 2013-07-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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Do you know someone who is overly arrogant, shows an extreme lack of empathy, or exhibits an inflated sense of entitlement? Do they exploit others, or engage in magical thinking? These are all traits of narcissistic personality disorder, and when it comes to dealing with narcissists, it can be difficult to get your point across. So how do you handle the narcissistic people in your life? You might interact with them in social or professional settings, and you might even love one—so ignoring them isn’t really a practical solution. They're frustrating, and maybe even intimidating, but ultimately, you need to find a way of communicating effectively with them. Disarming the Narcissist, Second Edition, will show you how to move past the narcissist's defenses using compassionate, empathetic communication. You'll learn how narcissists view the world, how to navigate their coping styles, and why, oftentimes, it's sad and lonely being a narcissist. By learning to anticipate and avoid certain hot-button issues, you'll be able to relate to narcissists without triggering aggression. By validating some common narcissistic concerns, you'll also find out how to be heard in conversation with a narcissist. This book will help you learn to meet your own needs while side-stepping unproductive power struggles and senseless arguments with someone who is at the center of his or her own universe. This new edition also includes new chapters on dealing with narcissistic women, aggressive and abusive narcissists, strategies for safety, and the link between narcissism and sex addiction. Finally, you'll learn how to set limits with your narcissist and when it's time to draw the line on unacceptable behavior.

When He s Married to Mom

When He s Married to Mom Author Kenneth M. Adams
ISBN-10 1416539360
Year 2007-03-26
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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When a Woman Is in an Emotional Tug-of-War for Her Man's Heart Why can't he commit? Many women find themselves asking this question when in love with a man who won't get married, won't stop womanizing, or refuses to give up his sex addictions. Often this kind of man is bound by an unhealthy attachment to his mother. This phenomenon is called "mother-son enmeshment." In When He's Married to Mom, clinical psychologist and renowned intimacy expert Dr. Kenneth M. Adams goes beyond the stereotypes of momma's boys and meddling mothers to explain how mother-son enmeshment affects everyone: the mother, the son, and the woman who loves him. In his twenty-five years of practice, Dr. Adams has successfully treated hundreds of enmeshed men and shares their stories in this informative guide. He provides proven methods to make things better, including: -- Guidelines to help women create fulfilling relationships with mother-enmeshed men -- Tools to help mother-enmeshed men have healthy and successful dating experiences leading to serious relationships and marriage -- Strategies to help parents avoid enmeshing their children When He's Married to Mom provides practical and compassionate advice to the women who are involved with mother-enmeshed men, to the mothers who wish to set them free, and to the men themselves.

The Life of I Updated Edition

The Life of I Updated Edition Author Anne Manne
ISBN-10 9780522868982
Year 2015-08-03
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Melbourne Univ. Publishing
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Far from being the work of a madman, Anders Breivik's murderous rampage in Norway was the action of an extreme narcissist. As the dead lay around him, he held up a finger asking for a Band-Aid. Written with the pace of a psychological thriller, The Life of I is a compelling account of the rise of narcissism in individuals and society. Manne examines the Lance Armstrong doping scandal and the alarming rise of sexual assaults in sport and the military, as well as the vengeful killings of Elliot Rodger in California. She looks at narcissism in the pursuit of fame and our obsession with 'making it'. She goes beyond the usual suspects of social media and celebrity culture to the deeper root of the issue: how a new narcissistic character-type is being fuelled by a cult of the self and the pursuit of wealth in a hypercompetitive consumer society. The Life of I also offers insights from the latest work in psychology, looking at how narcissism develops. But Manne also shows that there is an alternative: how to transcend narcissism, to be fully alive to the presence of others; how to create a world where love and care are no longer turned inward.

Narcissism at Work

Narcissism at Work Author Marie-Line Germain
ISBN-10 9783319603308
Year 2017-07-21
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher Springer
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This book explores the damaging effects of personality disorders in corporate leaders, particularly inregard to organizational variables including employee productivity, motivation, well-being,retention, and ultimately, the organization’s bottom line. While helping employees recognizeand understand the overt and covert characteristics of malignant narcissism, Narcissism atWork offers solutions and coping strategies vital for employees, industrial psychologists,human resource professionals, and organizational leaders in order to optimize businessfunctions and increase employee well-being.

Where to Draw the Line

Where to Draw the Line Author Anne Katherine
ISBN-10 9781439148099
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From the acclaimed author of the perennial favorite Boundaries, Where to Draw the Line is a practical guide to establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries in many different situations. With every encounter, we either demonstrate that we’ll protect what we value or that we’ll give ourselves away. Healthy boundaries preserve our integrity. Unlike defenses, which isolate us from our true selves and from those we love, boundaries filter out harm. This book provides the tools and insights needed to create boundaries so that we can allow time and energy for the things that matter—and helps break down limiting defenses that stunt personal growth. Focusing on every facet of daily life—from friendships and sexual relationships to dress and appearance to money, food, and psychotherapy—Katherine presents case studies highlighting the ways in which individuals violate their own boundaries or let other people breach them. Using real-life examples, from self-sacrificing mothers to obsessive neat freaks, she offers specific advice on making choices that balance one’s own needs with the needs of others. Boundaries are the unseen structures that support healthy, productive lives. Where to Draw the Line shows readers how to strengthen them and hold them in place every day.

How to Love Your Wife

How to Love Your Wife Author John R. Buri
ISBN-10 9781598864854
Year 2006-11-01
Pages 211
Language en
Publisher Tate Publishing
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But because the majority of marriages in this country consist of unions in which wives are more heavily invested in marital success than are their husbands, much of this sensible effort by reasonable people needs to be consistently initiated and maintained by men. In fact, men often hold the keys to bringing about the type of loving marriage they had hoped for when they first said 'I do.' In How To Love Your Wife, Dr. Buri makes these keys clear, understandable, and accessible.

Is it You Me Or Adult A D D

Is it You  Me  Or Adult A D D  Author Gina Pera
ISBN-10 9780981548708
Year 2008
Pages 369
Language en
Publisher 1201 Alarm Press
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Presents a guide to maintaining a relationship with an adult diagnosed with the disorder, with information on the basics, challenges, and options for treatment.

Psychopath Free Expanded Edition

Psychopath Free  Expanded Edition Author Jackson MacKenzie
ISBN-10 9780698190214
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Have you ever been in a relationship with a psychopath? Chances are, even if you did, you would never know it. Psychopaths are cunning charmers and master manipulators, to the point where you start to accept the most extreme behaviors as normal… Even if it hurts you. All around us, every single day, human beings devoid of empathy are wreaking havoc and destroying lives in the coldest, most heartless ways imaginable. In constant pursuit of money, sex, influence, or simple entertainment, psychopaths will do whatever it takes to gain power over others. They hide behind a veil of normalcy, arranging their friends and partners like pawns in a game of chess. Using false praise and flattery to get what they want, they can lure any unsuspecting target into a relationship. Once hooked, their charming promises spin into mind games and psychological torture. Victims are left devastated and confused, unable to recognize—or even put into words—the nightmare that just took place. This significantly expanded edition of Psychopath Free contains new chapters, updated content, and real survivor experiences. Written from the heart, it is the first guide for survivors written by a survivor, offering hope for healing and thriving after psychopathic abuse. Say goodbye to the chaos, self-doubt, and victimization. You are free. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Silently Seduced

Silently Seduced Author Kenneth M. Adams
ISBN-10 9780757315879
Year 2011-09-01
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.
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When a parent singles out a child for special privileges and attention, that child is often unaware that the relationship is unhealthy--even incestuous. As adults, these children struggle to feel validated, because while they have not been directly abused, they feel a sense of violation and crossed boundaries--usually done in the name of 'love' and 'caring.' The parent's love feels more confining than freeing, more demanding than giving, more intrusive than nurturing. Yet these children suffer from what psychologist Kenneth Adams calls The Silent Seduction--because there is nothing loving or caring about a close parent-child relationship that services the needs of the parent rather than the child. In this revised and updated 20th anniversary edition of his groundbreaking book Silently Seduced, Dr. Adams explains how 'feeling close,' especially with the opposite-sex parent, is not the source of comfort the image suggests, especially when that child is cheated out of a childhood by being a parent's surrogate partner. He offers a framework to understand this covert incest and its effect on sexuality, intimacy, and relationships, and how victims can begin the process of recovery.

Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life

Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life Author Linda Martinez-Lewi
ISBN-10 1585426245
Year 2008
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Draws on profiles of such examples as Pablo Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ayn Rand to explore the personality disorder, identifying the sources of narcissism in today's world while explaining how to avoid narcissist-related abuse.

When Your Perfect Partner Goes Perfectly Wrong

When Your  Perfect Partner  Goes Perfectly Wrong Author Mary Jo Fay, R. N.
ISBN-10 0974350443
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 394
Language en
Publisher
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Are you in a difficult relationship? *Can't ever please him or her? *Always feel less important than your partner? *Feeling like you're always walking on eggshells around your mate? Well, let me assure you, this is not a healthy relationship! No laws are broken. There are no visible scars. But, victims of narcissists live on an emotional roller coaster that leaves them with self-doubt, confusion, stress, anxiety, guilt, and depression. Discover how and why difficult people make your life miserable: what makes them tick, why you don't have to take it, and how you can heal from their toxic, controlling, manipulative behaviors. This 2nd edition contains an additional 120 pages of healing strategies!

Anxious in Love

Anxious in Love Author Carolyn Daitch
ISBN-10 9781608822331
Year 2012-12-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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Healthy relationships require trust, intimacy, effective communication, and understanding. However, if you suffer from chronic anxiety you may have trouble dealing with everyday conflicts and tensions that can arise in relationships. No matter how committed you are, anxiety can leave you feeling distanced from your partner. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to overcome the anxiety-fueled reactions that keep you from achieving true closeness in your relationship. Written by two experts on anxiety disorders, Anxious in Love offers easy-to-use techniques for calming anxieties and strengthening communication in your relationship. With this book, you will learn to stay centered when faced with conflict, understand your partner’s perspective, and become more independent. By changing the way you react to triggers and stress, you will be able to focus on enjoying time with the one you love, without anxiety getting in the way.