If you downloaded this book, it is no doubt that you are dealing with a narcissist on a regular basis. He or she is probably driving you crazy. They gaslight you and try to make you believe that you're crazy. They blame and shame you for everything that goes wrong in their lives. They destroy and damage everything that others have because of their constant envy. They want to always be on top, and they don't care who they step on to get there.
I have dealt with narcissists for years in my family environment and my work environment. I have learned a few tricks in dealing with a narcissist that I would like to share with you. I have experienced their behavior firsthand. I feel that non-narcissists deserve tools to equip them in dealing with a narcissist better so that we don't fall for their malicious mind games.
Narcissists employ a tactic called triangulation which causes jealousy and competitiveness in those around them. They pit two people against each other in order to make both pay more attention to him or to cause them the urge to compete against each other for his attention or for a common goal.
Triangulation can be used as a tool by a narcissist for one of many reasons. He might use triangulation in order to make his partner jealous and fear losing him. Her jealousy will naturally then cause her to hang onto him much tighter and to ignore his bad behavior instead of dumping him for being a jerk. He can cheat and then blame the cheating on the person that he cheated with, pitting his girlfriend and mistress against each other to keep him out of the line of fire.
©2015 Jamie Keller (P)2015 Jamie Keller
If someone is dealing with emotional pain from a relationship with a narcissist they need help extracting themselves from the relationship and creating psychological distance from that person. The advice in this book would deepen their connection with the narcissist and possibly cause the narcissist to retaliate against them (for narcissists staying in a relationship with someone who they think has done them wrong could be the best form of retaliation).
Many narcissists are sociopaths. This advice in this book is likely to anger or humiliate a narcissist and create a really dangerous situation for someone who is in a relationship with them.
Some of the information about narcissistic behavior seems accurate but the advice for dealing with it is comically unhealthy.
The narrator wasn't half - bad, but the writing... Eesh. I actually felt sad for the author who was very clearly writing from her own experience and didn't have a single fact or study to back up her opinions. This is an opinion book and while bits here and there are interesting, for the most part, it's just badly done. Glad it was so cheap, otherwise I'd be wanting my money back.
I have somewhat of a unique circumstance. You see i dont deal with this type of person (exactly @ least) on a daily basis. I am a step dad to a 16 yr old narcissist in training! Let me elaborate. My wife & i have been married for 6yrs. We are happily married & get along almost always! The part where the narcissist comes in, is my wifes ex husband! He could quite possibly be the true inventor of narcissism! lol Even though he personally is not in our lives, his 16yr old son is. My step son (Matt) is a very intelligent, creative, intuitive kid, that he impresses me as a dad. But over the last 5yrs or so, i see more & more of his dads qualities truly warping his mind. Of course he is like most teenage boys, he wants to be just like his dad. Dont get me wrong, i am by no means the perfect person. I too have my faults, & i constantly try to better myself through self help books & educating.
Your book seriously hits on every single aspect i have ever seen in Matt. To pick one specific aspect of narcissism that my wife & i deal with, i would say the fact finding. We have learned thats its best too try & ignore it & change the subject as quickly as possible.
Sorry for the long review, maybe i should have went to the authors blog instead. Thank you for the book though, i entirely understood it!
A Step Dad's daily struggles
Those of us in unavoidable relationships with a narcissist know the damage they do, all too well. If, like me, you are for whatever cause or reason still forced or stuck with having to deal with that person and figure out how to personally cope, you will like this book.
The narration was good & fit the subject matter.
I lived with a narcissist for 5 years, plus dating two. I didn't know he was a narcissist. I fell into his trap. I noticed the same reaction and behavior (his) that is described in this book. After reading this book I had an "Aha!" moment.
It explained why my normal way of communication didn't work with him and only got me frustrated. This book helped me too communicate with him and other narcissists at work.
WOW!! This book is the best straight forward, cut to the chase, no beating around the bush, audiobook I've purchased on the subject of narcissistic behaviors. I have tried a few of these already, and some work, I'm definitely going to try harder...GET THIS BOOK!
I would recommend this book to anyone dealing with a narcissist. I wish I would have listened to this book sooner!
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