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In the tradition of The Sociopath Next Door, clinical psychologist Joseph Burgo's The Narcissist You Know is a guide to help you identify, disarm, and coexist with extreme narcissists.
In today's social media and selfie-obsessed culture, we are living in an age of narcissism - and a society that often celebrates this potentially harmful trait rather than understanding it as a psychological disorder. Scientists are beginning to learn that narcissism exists on a spectrum - much like autism - and most of us exhibit some mild narcissistic tendencies. But one in 20 people falls into a category the author refers to as extreme narcissism, in which these self-absorbed characteristics result in destructive behavior that harms not only the individual but everyone around them, including friends, family, and coworkers.
With more than 30 years of experience studying personality disorders and treating extreme narcissists, Dr. Joseph Burgo has developed a useful guidebook to help you identify, understand, and manage narcissistic personalities. Relying on detailed profiles, vignettes from the author's practice, and celebrity biographies, The Narcissist You Know offers easy-to-understand tools and solutions you can use to defuse hostile situations and survive assaults on your self-esteem should you ever find yourself in an extreme narcissist's orbit.
Don't let narcissism destroy your relationships. Get the tools you need to understand, work with, and live with the narcissist you know.
©2015 Joseph Burgo (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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By Brian Silveria on 02-06-16

everyone needs to read this book

if you are thinking about looking into narcissism and understanding it for yourself and those around you don't even think twice get this book it will change your life. understanding narcissism in your life is so amazing and powerful if you come or think you come from a narcissistic family and this book makes it so easy to understand. if you are reading this comment don't even think twice get the book and listen to it I promise you will not regret it. and then after you read this book and realize the power that Sam has had in your life I highly recommend a book called the power of vulnerability. good luck, the fact that you are here gives me great hope for your future.

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By Rachel on 10-17-15

Excellent Book

I expected this to be an OK book. I was so surprised when it turned out to be excellent! It was insightful on so many levels. I even wrote down a few of the gems that really stuck out.

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