‘It’s All About Me’: Managing the Narcissists in Your Life Instead of Having Them Control You

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In his new book “Enough About You, Let’s Talk About Me” ($21.95, September 2005, 0-7879-8063-3), acclaimed expert Dr. Les Carter does for narcissism what he has done for anger: help people understand, confront, and handle its many manifestations.

Friends who talk endlessly and obliviously about themselves, spouses who are controlling and critical, co-workers who are passive-aggressive and angry—all these people may be caught in the daunting personality disorder known as narcissism. Like anger, narcissistic behavior in other people can be one of life’s most troubling and difficult psychological phenomena. It’s made even worse by the fact that most highly self-absorbed people see no reason to change. Those who have to live, work, and be in relationship with them need specific, real, hands-on help in dealing with their behavior. In his new book “Enough About You, Let’s Talk About Me” ($21.95, September 2005, 0-7879-8063-3), acclaimed expert Dr. Les Carter does for narcissism what he has done for anger: help people understand, confront, and handle its many manifestations.

Full of stories, practical tips, and advice about the wide range of behavior that manifests in narcissists, “Enough About You” shows readers how to respond constructively and positively. Most self-absorbed individuals lack the ability to recognize the destructiveness of their behavior, so it is futile to try to get them to change. Instead, those who relate to them need practical, proven approaches to coping with and handling self-absorbed people’s their demands, anger, criticism, and lack of boundaries. And they need support for dealing with their own responses, including the need to forgive and let go of bitterness in order to be set free of the narcissist’s spell.

Dr. Les Carter is a nationally known psychotherapist who maintains his practice at the Southlake Psychiatry and Counseling Clinic in Southlake, Texas. Previously with the Minirth Clinic for twenty-five years, he is an expert on topics including conflict resolution, emotions and spirituality, and marriage and family relationships. He is the author or co-author of twenty books including the bestselling “The Anger Workbook,” “The Anger Trap,” “The Anger Workbook for Christian Parents,” and “The Freedom From Depression Workbook.” You can find more of Dr. Carter’s books at http://www.drlescarter.com.

“ENOUGH ABOUT YOU, LET’S TALK ABOUT ME”

By Dr. Les Carter

Jossey-Bass/Wiley

September 2005; ISBN: 0-7879-8063-3; $21.95/Cloth

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