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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (149 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy T. Behary Narrator: Jo Anna Perrin Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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How can you handle the narcissistic people in your life? They’re frustrating (and maybe even intimidating) to deal with. You might need to interact with some of them in social or professional settings, and you might even love one—so sometimes it just doesn’t work to simply ignore them. You need to find a way of communicating effectively with narcissists, getting your point across and meeting your needs while side-stepping unproductive power struggles and senseless arguments. Disarming the Narcissist offers a host of effective strategies for dealing effectively with someone who is at the center of his or her own universe.

Disarming the Narcissist 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 find out how to be heard in conversation with a narcissist. Finally, you’ll learn how to set limits with your narcissist and know when it’s time to draw the line on unacceptable behavior.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Disarming the Narcissist offers sound suggestions and keen insights—a breakthrough in one of psychology’s toughest cases.”

    Daniel Goleman, psychologist and author of the New York Times bestselling book Emotional Intelligence

  • “A valuable contribution to the growing self-help literature on the fascinating subject of narcissism.”

    Sandy Hotchkiss, LCSW, author of Why Is It Always About You?

  • “Behary’s book will surely provide help to many in need of a confidence bolster in the face of provocation.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by H.E. | 1/25/2014

    " Very good- some good tips. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill | 1/19/2014

    " I found this book to be very practical in dealing with narcissistic people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lynne | 1/19/2014

    " If you are trying to figure out the narcissist in your life, you'll go back to this again and again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen Stock | 1/17/2014

    " I have read a few books on narcissim. This one is interesting and explains why someone may be narcissitic. It gets into some deeper psychological discussions that make reading a little heavy. Other books I have read are not as heavy as this one "

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About the Author

Wendy T. Behary, LCSW, is founder and clinical director of the Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and a faculty member at the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York. She is also a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Behary maintains a private practice, specializing in narcissism and couples therapy.