Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed


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Published USA, 2013 (2nd edition)
People who encounter narcissists in their life need to find a way of communicating effectively with them, getting their point across and meeting their needs while side-stepping unproductive power struggles and senseless arguments. This book offers a host of effective strategies for dealing effectively with someone who is at the centre of his or her own universe. Wendy Behary shows you how to move past the narcissist's defences using compassionate, empathetic communication. You'll learn how narcissists view the world, how to navigate their coping styles and why, oftentimes, it is 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 find out how to be heard in conversation with a narcissist. The new edition includes chapters on narcissistic women, aggressive and abusive narcissists, and the link between narcissism and sex addiction.

Understanding Narcissism
Schemas and the Brain
Identifying Your Personal Traps
Communication Pitfalls, Snags and Glitches
Facing Difficult Encounters with a Narcissist
A Winning Strategy for Interpersonal Effectiveness

Wendy Behary is founder and director of the Cognitive Therapy Centre of New Jersey, USA.
Paperback. 196 pages