- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Beyond Words Publishing; No Edition Stated edition (2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1582700508
- ISBN-13: 978-1582700502
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #420,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Taming Your Inner Brat: A Guide for Transforming Self-Defeating Behavior Paperback – 2001
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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 ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy book to understand. Well laid out. Well written. I recommend it to everyone. Really opened my eyes.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
I made the mistake of buying this book via the Amazon iPhone app, which provided much less information than the website - lesson learned. Read morePublished on August 28, 2011 by Wiren
I agree with a previous reviewer who said "The author scratches surfaces, without really covering anything in any depth." This book is more of a beach-read. Read morePublished on June 6, 2010 by peekaboo
I've been reading your book and can't put it down! It is a work of art; amazingly engaging and easy to read. Read more
My own personal inner brat didn't like this book at first. "Baby Sally" didn't like being told that she might not be entitled to whatever she wants whenever she wants it. Read morePublished on March 7, 2008 by Sally Dennison
This book was great. If you have problems with self-discipline, in any area of your life, this book is for you. Not only is it helpful, it is interesting. Read morePublished on November 2, 2006 by Jennifer R. Miller
There is a point in this book where the author states that this is not about criminal thinking; but as someone who works in a men's prison as a counselor, I can tell you this is... Read morePublished on July 27, 2005 by C. Kauffman
This is the kind of a book that temporarily makes you feel that you will change automatically, just by reading it.
I liked the "inner brat" vs. "inner child" comparison. Read more
Some time ago I stared at a not so flattering reflection of myself. Noticing
> that, it's true, the physical evidence is in...i'm getting older. Read more