Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life

Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life 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 narciss

  • Title: Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life
  • Author: Linda Martinez-Lewi
  • ISBN: 9781585426249
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 whoCombining 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.

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    1. This book reads more like a book of poetry on narcissism, and - like the very narcissists under discussion - is not really there to help you but instead to drown you in dramatic flair:"The narcissist is emotionally blocked and cold, like the deepest recesses of a long-deserted tomb. Life's warm persistent breath has no residence here. No birdsong or soothing wind enters this frozen emptiness."Yes, the whole book is like that. I suppose this type of flowery language could be useful for someone wh [...]

    2. WOW This book describes in detail my ex husband. sadly, I never knew about Narcissistic personality disorder and will RUN not walk to the nearest exit as this is not a person you ever want near to you. read and be awakened. knowledge is power!

    3. This very good book provides descriptions and examples to identify narcissist individuals and helps readers deal with narcissists behavior. In today's society it is important to be able to recognize and cope with these people and this book has solutions in order to protect ourselves from the opportunistic people.

    4. I discovered about this disorder after encountering a person whose behaviour I thought was very unacceptable and yet so intriguing. I did some study and searched for some information based on some tell tale signs and ended up concluding that the person is with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder.I found this book and thought it will provide me with a good introduction to what it really is and ways that I can manage and handle it. As much as the book was informative to a certain degree, I was not [...]

    5. I had high hopes for this book and bought it with the intention of learning more about a person in my life. Although it did offer good insight into why this person is the way she is, that was it! The supposed advice for those dealing with the narcissistic person was to be true to yourself, be strong and meditate. That's it. That the advice in the next to the last chapter of this book. The last chapter goes off on a Buddhist based belief spiritual tangent and then ends abruptly. Like an after tho [...]

    6. I hate the writing style. It's too much "Boo-hoo, the narcissists in your life is so evil that he--it's somehow always a he--will purposely do this to you to ruin your life." It reads like a story of complaints against narcissists. With a title like "Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life," I expected the book to much more helpful than it actually is. Instead, it's as if the author herself is narcissistic about her knowledge about narcissists ("I know this much about narcissists, and [...]

    7. I'd rather keep the narcissists than finish reading this book. Open to any page and find:"The narcissist is predatory. Like a hawk in the distant sky, he circles and then suddenly swoops down to snatch his unsuspecting prey. [more of the same:] All narcissistic personalities are cruel and sadistic. The perpetrator of treachery has murderous intentions."This book constantly refers to narcissists as "he," and seems to give them too much credit and power. Murderous intentions? Not exactly, just rea [...]

    8. Not what I was looking for. I want a book that helps me understand what a narcissist is, who is one, how to spot them. I want a short quiz I can apply to people to that I meet. This book comes across as a rant from someone who's feelings were hurt too many times when their assigned dinner companion didn't make small talk with them.

    9. Great book when you really need help beginning to understand what makes a narcissist tick & how you should handle it. I would've given it a 5 but my narcissists keep coming back, just kidding. I found it didn't cover the different types of narcissists well so you may be dealing with a narcissist who doesn't fit the traits listed in the book. This book seemed to focus on one type of N, someone more easily spotted & therefore easier to handle. It's the ones who are so stealth you can't eve [...]

    10. Literally she is writing the same thing over and over again and she rambles through The whole book. It reads like a high school project where the thesauraus was left wide open the whole time. She has no understanding of the psychosis, gives very superficial explanations and her anecdotes are awful. She goes into the history of some writers and artists but it has nothing to do with what she's trying to say. Awful. awful. awful writing. I didn't really finish it. Got halfway through and skimmed th [...]

    11. These days narcissist includes just about everyone in your life. What a petulant, entitled society the U.S. has become! Interesting Ayn Rand has her own section devoted just to her. Too bad some of our politician's who believe she is The Way haven't read her as a clinical study.

    12. I loved this book. After dating a narcissist and surviving the abuse. I feel that I am now prepared on how to deal with them, should I ever encounter another one. I hope that never happens.

    13. Rather bluntly written, but full of information which for most human beings is almost impossible to comprehend. Yet there are such people in the world. Sadly.

    14. This is THE BOOK!This is the book that inspired me stop pretending everything was perfect, start being real, and respect myself enough to try rebuilding my confidence and self-worth so I could start healing. This book really opened my eyes and forced me to realize that my commitment and dedication to my 14-year marriage was actually a toxic relationship that devalued me with emotional/psychological abuse tactics, like passive-aggressiveness and gaslighting, while feeding the monster inside the p [...]

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