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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: December 2011 ISBN: 9781452675336
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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 when it's time to draw the line on unacceptable behavior. Download and start listening now!

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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

  • Behary's book will surely provide help to many in need of a confidence bolster in the face of provocation. Publishers Weekly
  • “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 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 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 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 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 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Mccusker | 1/15/2014

    " Good introduction to schema theory of psychology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/10/2014

    " This book was a little over the top physcho babble but it did give me a good overview of how to try and deal with my neighbour the narcissist. This book does not make me very hopeful that I'll be very successful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/3/2014

    " Ok but did not live up to it's title - didn't really provide ways of dealing with self-absorbed people. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jillian | 12/27/2013

    " There are some helpful cognitive therapy techniques, but I found the stories hard to relate to, and the focus on couples a little bit narrow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Einkerem | 7/29/2013

    " Good as far as it went, readable - kind of short on disarming tips. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vita | 4/28/2013

    " This book was very enlightening! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 4/27/2013

    " Very useful and insightful read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amylia Pereira | 2/18/2013

    " Very good book! Good for dealing with narcissists, and other difficult and/or selfish people. Also just a good psychology book to help learn more about yourself and your habits and reactions to others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doc-mok | 10/25/2012

    " An easily accessible book for dealing with narcissistic people. Nice explanation of schemas and schema theory as well as how to take care of yourself when dealing with narcissists. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erika | 9/5/2012

    " Meg. Too much inner-child stuff. A few good ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 7/14/2012

    " A good read. Not as informative as I hoped, but there are some good strategies. If you are into personality disorders, I suggest The Sociopath Next Door. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodean | 6/14/2012

    " Also a recommmendation. Extrememly helpful and practical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin Adler | 5/22/2012

    " Great ideas about how to communicate with narcissists and how to assert your own needs and prevent the resentment that builds up in relationship with the narcissist in your life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/4/2012

    " not as helpful as i had hoped... "

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