Why Is It Always About You?

Why Is It Always About You?

The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism

Book - 2003
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In this groundbreaking book -- the first popular book on narcissism in more than a decade -- clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people who are incapable of the fundamental give-and-take that sustains healthy relationships. Exploring how individuals come to have this shortcoming, why you get drawn into their perilous orbit, and what you can do to break free, Hotchkiss describes the "Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism" and their origins. You will learn to recognize these hallmarks of unhealthy narcissism -- Shamelessness, Magical Thinking, Arrogance, Envy, Entitlement, Exploitation, Bad Boundaries -- and to understand the roles that parenting and culture play in their creation.
Whether the narcissist in question is a coworker, spouse, parent, or child, Why Is It Always About You? provides abundant practical advice for anyone struggling to break narcissism's insidious spread to the next generation, and for anyone who encounters narcissists in everyday life.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Free Press, 2003.
Edition: 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780743214285
Branch Call Number: 158.2 Hot
Characteristics: xix, 215 p.


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Mar 25, 2014

delves right into the nitty gritty right away so it was a little hard to follow at first, but i stuck with it and it was worth it. good info i think we can all relate to that can help us all understand narcissistic tendencies, where they come from, how to recognize them, and how to deal or NOT deal with them.

May 12, 2012

Thought this would help with narcissism but it is only applicable in dealing with a narcissistic person who is not yourself. Not that I am completely narcissistic. lol

Jun 06, 2010

This book is a must for anyone who is dealing with or has dealt with a narcissist. The author breaks down the inner workings of the narcissist to help you understand how and why they do the things they do. Highly recommended.

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