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10 books about narcissism
Pick up one of these featured titles on narcissism in May 2021.
Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving A Relationship with a Narcissist by Ramani S. Durvasula Ph.D
Category: Interpersonal Relations
This book was published 4 years ago by Post Hill Press and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
How do you know if you are in a relationship with a narcissist—and what can you do about it? Narcissism is a modern epidemic—and it’s spreading rapidly. Narcissists tend to be pretty on the outside, but empty on the inside. While they are often successful, they are also controlling, manipulative, entitled, vain, and they have no empathy. If your significant other can be charismatic and charming one moment and leave you feeling disappointed, unsettled, and doubting yourself the next, you may be involved with a narcissist. This dangerous relationship can slowly ruin your sense of well-being and ultimately your psychological health. Sometimes leaving is the healthiest option. But sometimes it doesn’t feel like an option, and you may have powerful reasons for staying—for your children, financial security, religious beliefs, or simply because you are in love. In Should I Stay or Should I Go? Dr. Ramani Durvasula gives you the tools to help you stop making the same mistakes. It shows you what to watch for and provides guidance on managing difficult situations. This honest survival manual is based on the real terrain of pathological narcissism and it provides a realistic roadmap of how to navigate this landscape and reclaim your true self, find healing and live an authentic and empowered life. Whether you stay—or go.
Why Is It Always About You? : The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism by Sandy Hotchkiss
Category: Interpersonal Relations
This book was published 18 years ago by Free Press and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
In this groundbreaking book -- the first popular book on narcissism in more than a decade -- clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people who are incapable of the fundamental give-and-take that sustains healthy relationships. Exploring how individuals come to have this shortcoming, why you get drawn into their perilous orbit, and what you can do to break free, Hotchkiss describes the "Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism" and their origins. You will learn to recognize these hallmarks of unhealthy narcissism -- Shamelessness, Magical Thinking, Arrogance, Envy, Entitlement, Exploitation, Bad Boundaries -- and to understand the roles that parenting and culture play in their creation. Whether the narcissist in question is a coworker, spouse, parent, or child, Why Is It Always About You? provides abundant practical advice for anyone struggling to break narcissism's insidious spread to the next generation, and for anyone who encounters narcissists in everyday life.
The Journey: A Roadmap for Self-healing After Narcissistic Abuse by Meredith Miller
This book was published 4 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 6.3 hours to read.
There is currently a silent pandemic leaving millions of people feeling alone and confused, struggling to escape the self-doubt, fear and so many unanswered questions. Invisible abuse is rarely talked about because of how hard it is to pin-point, even by mental health professionals. Fortunately, there is a growing wealth of information available, particularly around the term narcissistic abuse. After discovering the keywords and digging for answers, the next step is what to do about it now. It's important to understand that leaving the abusive person and educating yourself about the abuse is not the same as healing. This discovery is the actually start of the journey of self-healing after narcissistic abuse. THE JOURNEY is a roadmap out of the suffering and struggle after narcissistic abuse. It is a comprehensive, holistic outline of the recovery process so you can measure where you are and where you want to go in the journey of self-healing. If you want to change anything in life, you're going to need to measure it somehow. This structure will help you get to the next level and keep moving forward out of the gravity of the past so you can create a life of peace, joy, meaning and purpose.
The First Will Be Last: A Biblical Perspective On Narcissism by DC Robertsson
Category: Counseling & Recovery
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
Discover the Bible's ancient wisdom on these toxic people - who they are, how they got that way, how to deal with them, and God's final word on it all. CONTENTS LET'S BEGIN How to Read this Book WHO SHOULD I LISTEN TO? The Range of Perspectives The Secular Perspective on Narcissism There's Another Option THE BIBLICAL PROFILE OF A NARCISSIST Painting the Biblical Picture Layer 1 - Key Words and Definitions Layer 2 - Key Word Usage Layer 3 - Case Studies in the Bible Enhancing the Portrait Additional Case Studies THREE QUESTIONS #1 - Can A Narcissist Be a Christian (& vice versa)? #2 - Do They Really "Get Away With It"? #3 - Can A Narcissist Ever Change? CAUSES - ONE ROOT, SEVERAL BRANCHES The Root Cause Four Examples Ultimately They Look In, Not Up A PATH TO GENUINE CHANGE The Foundation God's Radical Revelations Making it Real Choices COPING WITH NARCISSISTS God's Responsibility...and Ours Protect Yourself Be Smart in Your Interactions Learn to Pray in the Situation Practical Solutions ... and God's Grand Plan FROM WHY, TO HOPE, TO LOVE Asking "Why" God's Plan for A Purpose of Love The Four Pillars of Trust Turning Tears into a Life-giving Spring Why to Hope to Love YOUR JOURNEY FORWARD Crying Out, Seeking God Praying Walking Forward Coming Full Circle Written by someone who understands the journey, this book starts with discovery, and ends with comfort. NOTE: The Amazon "Look Inside" formatting does not accurately represent the much higher quality format of the actual Kindle book.
Narcissist: The Ultimate Guide: This Book Includes: Narcissistic Abuse & Dealing with a Narcissist. Healing after emotional/psychological abuse. Disarming the narcissist and understanding Narcissism by Dr.Theresa J. Covert
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 4.7 hours to read.
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Narcissism: Denial of the True Self by Alexander Lowen
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published 36 years ago by Touchstone and takes approximately 8.1 hours to read.
NARCISSISM Are you a narcissist? Do you interact with someone who is? Contrary to popular belief, narcissists do not love themselves or anyone else. They cannot accept their true selves, constructing instead fixed masks that hide emotional numbness. Influenced by forces in culture and predisposed by factors in the human personality, narcissists tend to be • More concerned with how they appear than what they feel • Seductive and manipulative, striving for power and control • Egotists, focused on their own interests but lacking the true values of the self -- self-expression, self-possession, dignity, and integrity • Without a solid sense of self, which leads them to experience life as empty and meaningless In this groundbreaking study, Dr. Alexander Lowen uses his extensive clinical experience to demonstrate how narcissists can recover their suppressed feelings and regain their lost humanity. By the use of Bioenergetic Analysis, the psychotherapy created by Dr. Lowen, a new possibility of a fulfilling and authentic life is presented for people with narcissistic characteristics and for those who interact with them.
Narcissists Exposed - 75 Things Narcissists Don't Want You to Know: 75 Things Narcissists Don't Want You to Know (Volume 1) by Drew Keys
This book was published 8 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 4.3 hours to read.
Finally, a book that answers every question ever asked about narcissists. Drew Keys, founder of the acclaimed Light's House.org, reveals the inside secrets to the frustrating and crazy-making games narcissists play -- and reveals the ins and outs of how (and why) they do what they do.Narcissists Exposed is a concise, plain-English, no-holds-barred exposé that leaves narcissists nowhere to hide. Drawing on information based on over 1/4 million family members, friends, coworkers and partners of narcissists and the latest research findings about narcissism, this book answers the top 75 questions asked about narcissists, from whether they really know what they're doing to precisely how they manipulate others and how to avoid being made their target.A must-read for anyone wanting to figure out narcissists, Narcissists Exposed empowers its readers by revealing exactly what all narcissists are up to and why, and what the reader can do about it.
Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself by Shahida Arabi
Category: Personality Disorders
This book was published 5 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 17.5 hours to read.
Although clinical research has been conducted on narcissism as a disorder, less is known about its effects on victims who are in toxic relationships with partners with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Individuals with this disorder engage in chronic devaluation and manipulation of their partners, a psychological and emotional phenomenon known as "narcissistic abuse." Unfortunately, the full extent of what narcissistic abuse entails is not taught in any psychology class or diagnostic manual. Since pathological narcissists are unlikely to seek treatment for their disorder, it is difficult to pinpoint what exactly makes a narcissistic abuser tick and the manipulative tactics they use, which are likely to differ from those of other types of abusers as they are more covert and underhanded. What is even more baffling is the addiction we form with our narcissistic abusers, created by biochemical bonds and trauma bonds that are also unlike any other relationship we experience. In this book, survivors will learn: *The red flags of narcissistic behavior and covert manipulation tactics, including subtle signs many survivors don't catch in the early stages of dating a narcissist. *The motives behind narcissistic abuse and techniques to resist a narcissist's manipulation. *Why abuse survivors usually stay with a narcissist long after incidents of abuse occur. *How our own brain chemistry locks us into an addiction with a narcissistic or toxic partner, creating cravings for the constant chaos of the abuse cycle. *Traditional and alternative methods to begin to detach and heal from the addiction to the narcissist, including eleven important steps all survivors must take on the road to healing. *Methods to rewrite the narratives that abusers have written for us so we can begin to reconnect with our authentic selves and purpose. *How to rebuild an even more victorious and empowering life after abuse. Narcissistic partners employ numerous stealthy tactics to devalue and manipulate their victims behind closed doors. These partners lack empathy and demonstrate an incredible sense of entitlement and sense of superiority which drives their exploitative behavior in interpersonal relationships. Their tactics can include verbal abuse and emotional invalidation, stonewalling, projection, taking control of every aspect of the victim's life, gaslighting and triangulation. Due to the narcissistic partner's "false self," the charismatic mask he or she projects to society, the victim often feels isolated in this type of abuse and is unlikely to have his or her experiences validated by friends, family and society. Using the latest scientific research as well as thousands of survivor accounts, this book will explore how the emotional manipulation tactics of narcissistic and antisocial partners affect those around them, particularly with regards to its cumulative socioemotional and psychological effects on the victim. It will also address questions such as: What successful techniques, tools and healing modalities (both traditional and alternative) are available to survivors who have been ridiculed, manipulated, verbally abused and subject to psychological warfare? What can survivors do to better engage in self-love and self-care? How can they forge the path to healthier relationships, especially if they've been a victim of narcissistic abuse by multiple people or raised by a narcissist? Most importantly, how can they use their experiences of narcissistic abuse to empower themselves towards personal development? What can their interactions with a narcissistic abuser teach them about themselves,their relationship patterns and the wounds that still need to be healed in order to move forward into the happy relationships and victorious lives they do deserve?
How to Handle a Narcissist: Understanding and Dealing with a Range of Narcissistic Personalities (Narcissism Toolkit: How to Handle, Step Away From and Recover from Narcissists) by Theresa Jackson
Category: Interpersonal Relations
This book was published 4 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 4.6 hours to read.
#1 Amazon Bestselling Author on Narcissism and Grief for a Parent #"How to Handle a Narcissist" is an informed guide founded in emotional intelligence, that will help you understand, handle and deal with extreme narcissists. Most of us show some degree of self-enhancing tendencies, but emotional abuse, emotional blackmail and manipulation do not form part of most people's narcissistic reactions. Taking a spectral approach to narcissism, "How to Handle a Narcissist" combines the latest research with real-life stories and practical advice. This guide will empower and enable you to stop emotional abuse, providing you with enough objectivity to step away from any emotional roller coaster you may be experiencing, by taking a proactive role. Research findings will show you what works when dealing with narcissists at different points on the narcissistic spectrum, rather than only those who have narcissistic personality disorder. Whether the narcissistic person in your life is your partner, a narcissistic family member, narcissistic boss or friend, this book will help you to understand what you need to do to regain control of your boundaries, and guide the relationship in whichever direction is best for yourself and others. This book does not intend to help you become a negative influence on others, but aims instead to help you take the higher road by understanding and disarming the narcissist. In this way you are able to take back control of your boundaries and empower yourself, without compromising your values. Here Is a Preview of What You'll Learn... Learn how to identify and differentiate between healthy and extreme narcissism, and determine how the narcissist in your life ranks for both Discover how narcissism can be considered a dependence on narcissistic supply, mirroring a dependence on alcohol or other drugs Find out what the narcissist wants from you Discover practical research-based methods to making life easier with the narcissist Read about other people's experiences with narcissists, and what they subsequently learnt Download your copy today! Download your copy of "How to Handle a Narcissist" to learn real, valuable and helpful tips to influence a narcissist and start seeing things improve in a matter of days. Check Out What Others Are Saying... "This book was really easy to read and avoided the blame, shame and label rhetoric that you see when you read about narcissists. I found it really useful to see the narcissist in my life as more of a person and why they were being so difficult. Then I could handle them from a much calmer place. Really helpful" - S. Goldberg"I bought this to help me decide what to do about my narcissistic mother. I'm going to give the techniques a try and see if we can have something of a relationship, really hoping they work" - M. Winston Download your copy today!
Unmasking Narcissism: A Guide to Understanding the Narcissist in Your Life by Mark Ettensohn PsyD
Category: Personality Disorders
This book was published 5 years ago by Althea Press and takes approximately 6.2 hours to read.
"In this groundbreaking guide from clinical psychologist Mark Ettensohn, PsyD., you will gain insight into narcissistic behaviors, symptoms, and relationship dynamics. Dr. Ettensohn provides exercises designed to help you clarify your own values and goals for the relationship, whether that means immediate separation or long-term relationship management. Anyone whose life has been touched by narcissism will find this book helpful - whether you are coming to terms with a loved one's diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality disorder (NPD), or working to move forward after leaving a narcissistic relationship."--Amazon.
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