books about: narcissists
Narcissistic Predicaments A Biblical Guide To Navigating The Schemes, Snares, And No-Win Situations Unique To ...
Outskirts Press, 2010
Pleasing God While Protecting Yourself Adult Children of narcissistic families often find themselves stuck in predicaments that people with normal families never have to face. Featuring The 21 Rules of No Contact and 102 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding Whether to End an Abusive Relationship, Narcissistic Predicaments has the answers you’ve been looking for. When you try to set boundaries, do your abusive relatives accuse you of not ...
Women Who Love Psychopaths
Health and Well-Being Publications, LLC
Women Who Love Psychopaths is the first book to explore the personalities and experiences of women who have been romantically involved with psychopathic men. The book details the methods psychopathic men use to lure and seduce women. It gives an inside look at what it is like to experience intimacy with a psychopath. Most importantly, the book shows the inevitable harm that result from involvement with psychopaths.
Why Do I Do That?: Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives
Joseph Burgo Ph.D.
New Rise Press
Why Do I Do That? is a self-help book for people who don't usually buy self-help books. Instead of offering cognitive-behavioral techniques for dealing with anger, or affirming strategies to boost self-esteem, this self-help book adapts the basic methods of psychodynamic psychotherapy to a guided course in self-exploration, highlighting the universal role of defense mechanisms in warding off emotional pain. Even the best self-help ...
Divorcing a Narcissist - One Mom's Battle
Tina Marie Swithin
At the age of 26, Tina Swithin was swept off her feet by a modern day Prince Charming. Married just one year later, Tina soon discovered that there was something seriously wrong with her fairytale. The marriage was filled with lies, deception, fraud and many tears. Tina was left in an utter state of confusion. This wasn't the man that she married...or was it? Tina first heard the term, Narcissistic Personality Disorder from her therapist in ...
Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What
Peter L. Steinke
The Alban Institute
Anxious times call for steady leadership. When tensions emerge in a congregation, its leaders cannot be as anxious as the people they serve. To remain effective, congregational leaders must control their own uneasiness. This takes self-awareness and confidence to manage relationships and influence behaviors. Knowing how to deal with anxiety and how to work throug complex challenges can lead a congregation to new insights, growth, and vitality. ...
Unleader: Reimagining Leadership...and Why We Must
Beacon Hill Press
Leadership-centric conversations dominate the contemporary evangelical church scene. The largest church leadership conferences each year include talks from corporate business executives and world famous CEOs. We are drilled with the message that if it worked for them it will work for the church. There is one overwhelming problem. Jesus himself is not our first choice when it comes to who we model ourselves after as leaders. Many times the life ...
The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family
Julian Day Publications
Every day headlines are filled with examples of narcissistic individuals in positions of power who are nothing more than impostors plundering and wrecking havoc on the lives of others. From the financial barons of Wall Street to our elected officials in government, we are confronted daily with narcissists and the self-serving systems that enable them. Helping people reclaim their lives from this sinister exploitative force is the mission behind ...
The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection: Coping with Narcissists
The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment
Robert M. Pressman
In this compelling book, the authors present an innovative therapeutic model for understanding and treating adults from emotionally abusive or neglectful families? families the authors call narcissistic. Narcissistic families have a parental system that is, for whatever reason (job stress, alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, lack of parenting skills, self-centered immaturity), primarily involved in getting its own needs ...
Toads, and the Women Who Kiss Them. Aunt Alex's Army Manual: How to Free Yourself From the Narcissist
Stonington Press, 2011
IF YOU KISS A FROG, HE JUST MIGHT TURN INTO A PRINCE. IF YOU KISS A TOAD, HE'LL JUST PEE ON YOUR HAND. This is the book emotionally abusive partners do NOT want you to read. It sounds so simple -- get out of a harsh relationship, remove the shrapnel, and move on. But some guys don't make that possible. Sometimes you get out of the relationship, like with a narcissist, but you can't recover because he doesn't give you a chance. He won't leave ...
The Leaders We Need: And What Makes Us Follow
Harvard Business School Press
A leader is someone people follow. But why do people follow? Books abound on leaders, but much less is known about followers. In The Leaders We Need, Maccoby steps into this yawning gap in the literature. This insightful book shows that followers have their own powerful motivations to follow. Many relate to their leader as to some important person from the pasta parent, a sibling, a close friend. With major shifts in family structure and ...
The Madness of George W. Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis
THE MADNESS OF GEORGE W. BUSH:A REFLECTION OF OUR COLLECTIVE PSYCHOSIS by Paul Levy In this ground-breaking work, Paul Levy explores whether the madness that George W. Bush has fallen into is showing us something particularly important about ourselves. What if Bush's madness is a reflection of our own potential for madness? What if Bush has been collectively dreamed up to play out, in full-bodied form, a pathological role existing deep within ...
Have the Guts to Do It Right: Raising Grateful and Responsible Children in an Era of Indulgence
Sheri Moskowitz Noga M.A.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
From infancy to adulthood, a guide to raising well adjusted and empathic children within a culture that encourages narcissism and indulgence: Based on clinical experience, this book offers guidance and support for parents to develop strong, loving attachments to their children as well as the ability to provide appropriate limits and discipline, all necessary elements of good parenting. From work to play, sleep to homework and toys to ...
Stephen M. Johnson
W. W. Norton & Company
How basic existential and developmental issues underlie the severe pathology of personality disorders and symptoms of neurosis in character styles. Johnson shows how basic life issues underlie the severe pathology of personality disorder, the nagging symptoms of neurosis, and the more functional coping and adaptation of the character styles. Johnson’s dimensional model captures the complexity of the human personality, while allowing for ...
What Narcissism Means to Me: Poems
An eagerly awaited new collection of poems by contemporary favorite Tony Hoagland, author of Donkey Gospel How did I come to believe in a government called Tony Hoagland? With an economy based on flattery and self-protection? and a sewage system of selective forgetting? and an extensive history of broken promises? --from "Argentina" In What Narcissism Means to Me , award-winning poet Tony Hoagland levels his particular brand of ...
Breaking the Bonds of Adult Child Abuse: A Biblical Textbook on Abusive Narcissistic Families, How They ...
Sister Renee Pittelli
***FIRST PLACE READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARDS*** ***WINNER READER VIEWS REVIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD*** Breaking The Bonds Of Adult Child Abuse: A Biblical Textbook On Abusive Narcissistic Families, How They Operate, And How To Deal With Them Adult Child Abuse -The Only Form of Abuse still tolerated, accepted and condoned in our society. -The Only Form of Abuse in which it is considered okay for a competent adult to be controlled, exploited, or ...
The Narcissistic / Borderline Couple: A Psychoanalytic Perspective On Marital Treatment
The social isolation caused by single-parent families, decreased parental contact with children, and absence of extended families has produced a large number of narcissistic/borderline couples, in which the partners form a parasitic bond and play out a destructive drama of earlier conflicts. This volume presents an approach to treatment of such couples, based on the views of Kohut, Grotstein, Klein, Bion and other theorists. Dr. Lachkar combines ...
Primal Management: Unraveling the Secrets of Human Nature to Drive High Performance
As human beings, we are fascinated by what makes us tick. We know that nature gave us certain biological appetites to ensure our survival, among those the need for water, food, sex, and love, but meeting these alone is not enough to ensure happiness. Scientists, and now managers, are realizing that people have a biological need to experience social rewards like praise, the thrill of innovation, and the satisfaction of acquiring new skills. To ...
Personality Disorders in Modern Life
Carrie M. Millon
A revision of the leading textbook on personality disorders by renowned expert Theodore Millon "Personalities are like impressionistic paintings. At a distance, each person is 'all of a piece'; up close, each is a bewildering complexity of moods, cognitions, and motives." -Theodore Millon Exploring the continuum from normal personality traits to the diagnosis and treatment of severe cases of personality disorders, Personality Disorders in ...
The Point of Existence: Transformations of Narcissism in Self-Realization (Diamond Mind Series, 3)
A. H. Almaas
In this book, the author explores the underlying spiritual understanding of narcissism. He presents a detailed map of the steps involved in working through barriers that prevent us from recognizing the most essential nature of our true identity.
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