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Why Is It Always About You? : The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism Paperback – August 7, 2003
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About the Author
A prominent psychiatrist, James F. Masterson was born in Pennsylvania and educated at the University of Notre Dame and Jefferson Medical College. As a psychiatrist, Masterson became an authority on the treatment of personality disorders. He founded the Masterson Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in 1977 and he wrote seven influential texts during his career. He died in 2010.
Top customer reviews
I found it clear and easy to read. It's somewhat technical at times, in the psychology and early childhood development of the narcissistic personality, which I found helpful.
I've recently separated from my mother and brother because of their ongoing efforts to use me to avoid their own pain. Reading this book has been another valuable piece of validation and reality in a difficult process of claiming my own life and self, and keeping them out! I recommend.
This book clearly describes the behaviors of the narcissist so you can recognize the ones in your life. The author points out the problems we have when we deal with them in a way that is compassionate and yet points out why we get involved with them in the first place as well as ways we can change our interactions with the narcissists. As soon as I started I couldn't put the book down.
I also learned how they got to be this way and what triggers their problematic behaviors. This is the best book I have ever read on this subject.