Buy Used
$4.55
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by TrnThePage
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Clean. The cover shows some wear. Great Binding.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Taming Your Inner Brat: A Guide for Transforming Self-Defeating Behavior Paperback – January 1, 2001


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$50.81 $0.01

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Beyond Words Publishing; No Edition Stated edition (2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582700508
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582700502
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,595,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
14
4 star
2
3 star
1
2 star
2
1 star
0
See all 19 customer reviews
This is a sane, simple, and very readable book.
Sally Dennison
One of the most compelling chapters in the book discusses how we as a culture have evolved to encourage and tolerate this kind of excessive brattiness.
Azriela Jaffe
Taming Your Inner Brat is a refreshing change from most self-help books.
Denise Previti

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Denise Previti on February 22, 2004
Format: Paperback
Taming Your Inner Brat is a refreshing change from most self-help books. You won't find any "its all my parents' fault" here. Nor will you find a set of affirmations telling you that just need to love yourself more and everything will be fine.
This book takes a hard look at what is really behind your bad habits, problem tempers and other self-defeating behaviors and thoughts. It's the "inner brat," a remnant of early childhood, the part of you that never grew up. This inner brat wants what it wants when it wants it. It pouts, sulks, gets angry and blames others when it doesn't get its own way - just like a bratty child.
Everyone has an inner brat, including me, I now realize.
While not written specifically for the workplace, Taming Your Inner Brat addresses common personal and interpersonal problems that spill over into the office. Things like procrastination, resentment, jealousy, making mountains out of molehills, and even being on a diet all interfere with our working at our best.
The book has a quiz that helps you estimate the strength of your own inner brat. There is also a chapter illustrating the different "personae" of inner brats, and how they affect the way you perceive and react to situations. Toward the end of the book are several do's and don'ts for taming your inner brat. "Don't always trust your feelings," urges the author, because your inner brat can manipulate the way you feel. Instead, she suggests distracting your inner brat and talking back to it in specific ways. More help is available through a free, monthly email newsletter. Sign up at innerbrat.com
Taming Your Inner Brat is mainly about how to regulate your own feelings and impulses.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Richard Ievoli, Ph.D. on October 30, 2001
Format: Paperback
Taming Your Inner Brat is an entertaining, yet technically well-grounded
manual for understanding and gaining control of that childlike,
self-centered "brat" that resides within and gets us into trouble: for
example, temper tantrums, road rage and desk rage, addictions and bad
habits, self-absorbed pity and resentment, procrastination and
extra-marital affairs. This "inner brat" embodies the combination of
narcissism and impulsivity which are inherent in these self-defeating
behavior patterns. In this sense, the book is unique, since no other
self-help book of which I am aware addresses this specific combination.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Azriela Jaffe on January 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
I've probably read several hundred self-help books in my life time, and even written some of them, and I have to say that I found this book to be one of the best I've read in a long time. The author's combination of research from well respected sources, metaphors and analogies that help bring the philosophical concepts to a concrete understandable place, and her use of personal vignettes is a great combination that makes for easy reading. I find that after reading this book I am much more cognizant of when my own inner brat has gotten out of control, and it has also enabled me to see other people's behavior through that lens as well. If this were required reading in our highschools and colleges, maybe we'd all be suffering less from bratty behavior. One of the most compelling chapters in the book discusses how we as a culture have evolved to encourage and tolerate this kind of excessive brattiness. I hope, with the help of teachers like this author, that we can start teaching our kids a different way to be in the world. Bravo Pauline for a job well done.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
Taming Your Inner Brat, written by Pauline Wallin, is an enjoyable book. It is such a humorous and conversational book that while reading, I almost forgot that I have an inner brat that could benefit from the book's tips and techniques. This book states that it was written for those who have self-defeating behaviors. Within the text, topics such as overeating, gambling, smoking, and other habits that people try to abate were discussed. This book was so non-threatening and playful that it could apply to just about anybody who has a behavior that they would like to learn how to get under their control. It is through the use of humor, personal examples, and mini-case studies that this book allows and encourages its readers to learn about their "inner brat." This text also encourages the readers to understand the triggers that coax their "inner brat" to come out and play, how to take responsibility for the actions that subsequently follow their "inner brat's" appearance, and techniques to try to prevent the speedy emergence of the "brat" and the behaviors from occurring in the future.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
The other night I was trying to find a "self-help" book dealing with being on time. I came across this wonderful book, Taming Your Inner Brat.....". It's great! I could never relate to all the reasons that are given elsewhere for why some people are never on time. But there was always something in the back of my head that questioned where was the fine line between being appropriately self-concerned and being self-absorbed. Your book wasn't an eye-opener, it was a JOLT! It affects so many other areas of my life as well. I am going to have to think of a lot of names for each of these brats!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search