Difficult Personalities

Difficult Personalities

A Practical Guide to Managing the Hurtful Behavior of Others (and Maybe Your Own)

eBook - 2010
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An indispensable guide to understanding&́#x80;”and living or working with&́#x80;”people whose behavior leaves you frustrated and confused We all have people in our lives who frustrate, annoy, or hurt us: workplace bullies, those who always claim to be right, or those with anxious or obsessive personalities. And most of us hurt others occasionally, too. Now, authors Dr. Helen McGrath, a clinical psychologist and professor, and Hazel Edwards, a professional writer, offer this highly readable, extremely practical guide to dealing with the difficult personalities we encounter every day&́#x80;”in others, and in ourselves. Taking the American Psychiatric Association's widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) as its starting point, Difficult Personalities helpfully outlines over a dozen different personality traits and types, detailing their common characteristics and underlying motivations. It also equips readers with numerous strategies for dealing with difficult behavior, including: &́#x80;Ø Anger and conflict management &́#x80;Ø Optimism and assertion training &́#x80;Ø Rational and empathic thinking &́#x80;Ø Reexamining your own personality. Readers will also benefit from sections on making difficult decisions and maintaining romantic relationships. Perfect for anyone who has ever wished that other people came with a handbook, Difficult Personalities illuminates the personality differences that so often serve as barriers to cooperation in the workplace and harmony at home.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, The Experiment,, 2010
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781615191154
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (304 pages)
Additional Contributors: Edwards, Hazel

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