Some people really can make you sick!
Is there anyone in your life - a relative, boss, friend, or even a lover or spouse - who drives you crazy? Are there people who make you feel inadequate, unworthy, or just plain miserable? If there's someone who's not supportive and does not wish you well, then you've got a "toxic" person in your life.
Do you recognize any of these toxic terrors?
Dr. Glass not only helps you identify the "toxic" people in your life, she also provides 10 techniques for successfully dealing with them, including:
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Scout leader who became interested in leadership building skills after Wood Badge.
The author should have paid some to narrate the book. The subject covered was a little different then I expected. I really didn't want to hear 15 minutes of advice in a 3 hour book. The vast majority of the book is making names to label people.
If someone is emotionally abusing me, I am not going to make self depreciating jokes about myself to try to win their affection or pretend I'm Jack McCoy and ask them a long series of yes or no questions.
There is no substance to this book. The first hour and a half is a laundry list of different stereotyped personalities that may anger or annoy you (for instance Dr. Glass' "Chatterbox Toxic Terror" aka someone who tells you inane stories on the phone and doesn't let you get a word in), but most aren't anywhere near what I'd consider toxic or psychopathic.
If and when you finally get to the strategies, virtually all are laughable and presented in a very childish and condescending way, and I can see them making the situation a lot worse.
Thankfully there are better books out there for dealing with toxic people. Two that impressed me were Jon Bet's "7 Habits of Highly Manipulative People", and Jackson MacKenzie's "Psychopath Free". Each give a lot more insight, take the subject matter seriously, and provide in depth solutions and ways to heal.
I've NEVER read such an awful book! The author is condescending and seems to only promote a sense of hatred. I genuinely felt angry as I listened, and I'm a very happy-go-lucky sort of person (bought this book with the idea of learning to deal with a difficult relationship in my life). Even months after listening to the first three chapters that I struggled to get through, my mind is boggled as to how this was ever published. I'm actually mad that I wasted a credit on it and wish audible offered refunds and would take it out of their store.
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