Disarming the Narcissist

Disarming the Narcissist

Surviving & Thriving With the Self-absorbed

eBook - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : New Harbinger Publications, 2013
ISBN: 9781608827626
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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May 18, 2017

After dealing with narcissists all my life I found this book. I wish I had of read it earlier. I would like to add that it should be in print because I would have liked to flip back to earlier chapters a few times. I feel it's worth listening to and may listen to it again.

Jul 19, 2016

I feel duped and wonder if Wendy Behary has actual, lifelong and personal experience with a malignant narcissist, or if she's just "book smart" and decided to write about dealing with NPDisordered individuals. She encourages the VICTIM of the narcissist to exorcise unrelenting compassion and to approach the narc with humanity. If you've ever had an intimate relationship with a narc, you know they are reprehensible, remorseless pieces of crap and do not deserve your time or your compassion. I've read far better books that give VICTIMS of narcs better tools to repair themselves and either break of contact or limit contact with the narcissist.

I recommend this book to people who want to continue self-punishing by engaging with these sick individuals.


Jul 18, 2016

Mindfulness. It's what you need to practice when in the midst of a narcissist. Easier said than done. Might be worth reading this book again if I'm every truly committed to becoming effective in dealing with you know who.

xaipe Dec 20, 2015

Excellent book on how to deal with/live with a narcissist. It may not be possible to just walk away or ignore a narcissistic family member or co-worker. This book gives the reader coping strategies, insights into the narcissist's thinking, and how to avoid head-on clashes.

Jul 28, 2015

Probably one of the best books I read on the subject of dealing with narcissists. It was very informative and also helps to come to terms with their limitations.

Feb 10, 2013

The gist of what I gleaned from this book was to treat narcissists with respect and compassion, and to identify one's own personal triggers when communication with one can turn for the worse. This puts the onus on the non-narcissist to deal with the problem. I'd rather have a book filled with information that helps us recognize and avoid them all together, when possible. Or at to least create better boundaries so as to be able to keep this kind of person out of one's inner emotional sphere.

May 16, 2011

Very long-winded, vague definition of narcissism, which does not follow the standard set in the DSM-IV (psychiatrists' diagnostic "Bible"). The best way to deal with a narcissist is to completely cut ties and ignore him/her.

Mar 09, 2011

This is another short book directed at specifically helping someone deal with a narcissist. It could be used by a child of a narcissist, but is mostly aimed at the spouse. It contains useful exercises to help you determine whether narcissism is at play, and then help you determine how you deal currently with it.

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