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.
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I've been married to a narcissist and it's been difficult for me not to get offended, fight back, or get emotional during our interactions. This book has helped me to identify my own issues and why I was attracted to a narcissist. It helped me tremendously to stop getting caught up in a fight and getting emotional. I'm managing to stay calm and not getting emotional through empathy which is a big step for me. The relationship with a narcissist is a tough one and this book really helps you to understand a lot about these types of people, about yourself, and whether or not you need this relationship in your life. This book will open your eyes on a lot of things that you may not even think of. Recommend this to everyone who is suspecting that they are dealing with a narcissist in their life whether it's a spouse, a friend, a boss, parents or in-laws. Thank you for great advice!
Good information for understanding the narcissist.
Good information for helping the victim to understand why the abuser is the way "he" is, but assumes that the other person is just as messed up and that is why they chose to be with them. No reasonable information on disarming the narcissist or healing the victim. It's the victim's job to fix them.