Surrounded by narcissists : how to effectively recognize, avoid, and defend yourself against toxic people (and not lose your mind) / Thomas Erikson ; [translation, Jan Salomonsson].
Book | St. Martin's Essentials | 2022 | First U.S. edition.

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First U.S. edition.
xvii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Surrounded by idiots series
"Surrounded by narcissists was first published in Sweden by Bokförlaget Forum in 2021."--Title page verso.
Narcissism: a brief introduction. What is narcissism? -- Being a cut above the rest -- The rest of the dark triad -- Is it normal to think about yourself all the time? -- A first encounter with Linda -- Narcissism: an in-depth look. Surveying the depths of complex souls -- Do I love myself? It's complicated -- Emotions and narcissists--like oil and water? -- The secret language of narcissists -- When did a little narcissism ever hurt anyone? -- Manipulation -- Who is in danger of falling victim to a narcissist? -- How are narcissists made? -- The challenges of narcissism -- How to handle narcissists. The challenges of being close to a narcissist -- Breaking free from narcissist -- A complete system for breaking free once and for all -- Is missing your abuser a thing? -- Linda revisited--an analysis of her behavior -- A narcissistic culture. When the problem affects more than just a few individuals -- Expressions of a narcissistic culture -- A literal look in the rearview mirror -- Aggression and collective narcissism -- How did we end up here? -- Self-esteem: more trouble than you're worth -- Normalizing narcissism -- Test yourself: are you a narcissist? -- Being the change -- In closing, Linda, part 3: How can we help her?
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-288) and index.
"Part of the bestselling Surrounded by Idiots series! Internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson shares the secrets of dealing with everyday narcissists. Are the narcissists in your life making you miserable? Are you worn out by their constant demands for attention, their absolute conviction they are right (even when they're clearly not), their determination to do whatever they want (regardless of the impact), and their baffling need to control everyone and everything around them? In this thought-provoking, sanity-saving book, Thomas Erikson helps you understand what makes narcissists tick and, crucially, how to handle them without wearing yourself out in the process. With the help of the simple, four-color behavioral model made famous in Surrounded by Idiots, Erikson provides all the tools you need to manage not just the narcissists around you but everyday narcissistic behaviors as well--something that is becoming more widespread in the age of social media. Engaging and practical, Surrounded by Narcissists will help you free yourself from the thrall of others' toxic agendas so you can pursue a happier, more fulfilling and successful life"-- Provided by publisher.
Text in English, translated from the Swedish.
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