Narcissists - The Impostors of our Time and How to Deal with Them!
Every day headlines are filled with examples of narcissistic individuals in positions of power who are nothing more than impostors plundering and wrecking havoc on the lives of others. From the corporate moguls of Enron and WorldCom to the clergy leaders of the Catholic Church, we daily encounter narcissists and the self-serving systems that enable them. Helping people reclaim their lives from this sinister exploitative force is the mission behind Payson's book, The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family.
Using simple metaphors from the American classic, The Wizard of Oz, Payson illustrates how Dorothy's journey captures all the seductive illusions and challenges that occur when we encounter the narcissist. Eventually, the nightmare side of these relationships is experienced with a severe erosion of self-esteem and confidence to those who become involved with the narcissist.
Empowering the reader with the ABCs of unhealthy narcissism, Payson gives step-by-step practical tools to identify, protect, and heal from these destructive relationships. She includes illuminating case studies that identify the problems that occur in the different types of relationships, from co-workers, to friends, to parents, to lovers. Readers employing these insights and skills will find new abilities to identify and protect against the narcissist's manipulations and take back control of their lives. --- from the publisher
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - The Illusory World of the Narcissist
Seeing the Emerald Forest for the Emerald Trees - The Overt and Covert Narcissist
Follow Your Yellow Brick Road - The Boundaries of Self
A Horse of a Different Color - The Parent/Child Relationship
You're Not in Kansas Anymore - The Healing Journey for the "Adult Child" of the NPD Parent
If He Only Had a Heart - The Intimate Love Relationship
Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch? - The Social or Professional Relationship
There's No Place Like Home - The Shared Road to Recovery
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