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Publisher Description

Combining clinical analysis with psychological profiles of famous narcissists, here is an indispensable guide to recognizing, coping with, and ultimately overcoming the destructive behavior of narcissists.

Everybody needs some healthy narcissism. But in a society obsessed with appearance, wealth, and status, it's easy for problematic narcissists to thrive. Many people who seem to "have it all" are suffering from one of the most common-and overlooked-personality disorders today: high level narcissism. Typified by an obsession with perfection, a desperate need for admiration, and a willingness to use and exploit others for personal gain, high level narcissism can spell devastation for anyone who crosses the narcissist's path.

In Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life, psychotherapist Linda Martinez-Lewi presents an in-depth and supportive plan for identifying, understanding, and dealing with high level narcissistic behavior in those close to you. Martinez-Lewi helps you to liberate yourself from draining personal relationships with narcissists, and shows how to regain a sense of peace, balance, and well-being.

Drawing on detailed profiles of famous narcissists, including Pablo Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright, Armand Hammer, and Ayn Rand, as well as expertly rendered case studies from her private practice as a psychotherapist, Martinez-Lewi shows how to:

- understand where narcissistic behavior comes from; u learn to spot narcissistic traits, even in the early stages of relationships;
- realize why attempting to change a narcissist is fruitless; and
- protect yourself from the narcissist's opportunism, manipulative behavior, and lack of empathy.

January 10
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

LEH820 ,

Great in understanding the narcissist

This is a great book in understand Ming the narcissist and why people fall for them however, not a lot of info on how to deal with them.

Starblaser ,

Freeing yourself from the narcissist in your life

This book is amazingly accurate. I was married to a narcissist
For 28 years. I never understood what was the problem with him and his family. I always thought they were the strangest people I had ever met. Self absorbed and no boundaries. This book clarifies all the questions and frustrations I had in this relationship.
Which turns out never to have been one.
If you have the slightest understanding that you might be married to a narcissist - read this book and save yourself!

RenzoBNMs ,

Great Book!

This was a great book. Very insightful. I would suggest you having a dictionary nearby if you do not have it downloaded into your phone. However, awesome read!