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This review is from: Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism (Hardcover)
While the book does give a clear understanding of where narcissism comes from, other books have done that as well. WHY IS IT ALWAYS ABOUT YOU?, however, provided me with validation that what I have been experiencing is, indeed, a narcissistic relationship. This was important because narcissists are excellent at taking their faults (or what they perceive as faults) and resulting shame and passing it onto their significant other. It is very easy to believe that they are right, thereby beginning the slow destruction of one of our most important assets, self-esteem. This book will teach you that it is not always about you and, in fact, in a narcissistic relationship, it is the illusions of grandiosity and perfection that the narcissist has, that will very likely lead to the demise of the relationship. While they may believe it is all your fault because they are perfect, this book will show you that it is not. I highly recommend this book to anyone who thinks they are in or have been in a narcissistic relationship of any sort. It will validate your feelings, I guarantee it.
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Initial post: May 3, 2011 2:42:50 PM PDT
Kimberly Atkins says:
Thank you. I need this book and I think this is exactly what I needed to hear. I recently spent some vacation time with my boyfriends family and was absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the selfishness and self-centeredness of one particular family member. It's something I haven't been able to shake since then and I feel as though I need to know more about it so I can better protect myself from it without hurting anyone's feelings.
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