Understanding Narcissists: How to Cope with Destructive People in Your Life

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Nina W. Brownauthor

Nina W. Brown, EdD, is professor and eminent scholar at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She is the author of more than 30 books on group therapy and narcissism.

Understanding Narcissists: How to Cope with Destructive People in Your Life

20220124

Praeger

Pages 232
Topics (DNP);Self-inflation;Resolution;Relationships;Narcissism;Inner Self;Guidance;Exploitation;Empathy;Destructive Narcissistic Pattern;Destructive Behavior;Conflict;Anger;Behaviors;Destructive Narcissistic Pattern (DNP);Current Events and Issues: Society

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Understanding Narcissists: How to Cope with Destructive People in Your Life

Author(s): Brown, Nina;
Contributors: Brown, Nina;
Abstract:

This book identifies the behaviors and attitudes reflective of excessive self-interest and self-centered people and provides a framework for reducing the negative effects that these individuals have on their family, friends, and colleagues.

This book will guide readers to understand the various indices of observable and destructive narcissistic behaviors and attitudes that are exhibited in everyday interactions with self-inflated people, focusing on the larger societal impacts of those behaviors. Further, the text makes suggestions for effectively managing the negative impact of the Destructive Narcissistic Pattern (DNP), which includes such attributes as anger and shame, and instructs readers how to grow and develop Healthy Adult Narcissism (HAN) consisting of empathy, wisdom, humor, and zest.

This book differs from others on the same topic by illustrating the various ways that excessive self-esteem is portrayed in the media as well as presenting the perspective that there are many different ways to exhibit the varied self-inflated, self-centered behaviors and attitudes in everyday adult behaviors and relationships. By the end, this text aims to encourage healthy valuations of self and others that create a sense of purpose; personal satisfaction; and enduring, meaningful relationships.


  • Describes the many ways that self-inflated, self-absorbed people present themselves to others
  • Identifies how self-inflated behaviors and attitudes negatively impact others and provides coping strategies that aim to prevent harm
  • Increases awareness of hidden personal self-inflated behaviors and attitudes and gives recommendations for how to best manage and overcome them
  • Guides the reader towards a more balanced, centered, and resilient self

SortTitle: understanding narcissists: how to cope with destructive people in your life
Keyword(s): (DNP); Self-inflation; Resolution; Relationships; Narcissism; Inner Self; Guidance; Exploitation; Empathy; Destructive Narcissistic Pattern; Destructive Behavior; Conflict; Anger; Behaviors; Destructive Narcissistic Pattern (DNP); Current Events and Issues: Society
Author Info:
Nina W. Brownauthor

Nina W. Brown, EdD, is professor and eminent scholar at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She is the author of more than 30 books on group therapy and narcissism.

eISBN-13: 9781440876820
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440876813
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 232
Publication Date: 20220124