Emotional Vampires Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry

ISBN-10: 0071790950
ISBN-13: 9780071790956
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Albert Bernstein
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List price: $19.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 6/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Protect yourself from people who take undue advantage and suck the energy out of your lifeEmotional Vampireswill help you cope effectively with the people in your life that confound you, confuse you, and seem to sap every ounce of your energy. Bestselling author Dr. Al Bernstein shows you how to recognize each vampire type--antisocial, histrionic, narcissists, obsessive-compulsives, paranoids--and deal with them effectively. He uses many examples from the latest news headlines, which will help you distinguish between the types and deepen your understanding of each one.In response to the daily calls and emails he got about the previous edition of this book, Dr. Al Bernstein has added his advice for dealing with those emotional vampires who come in the shape of spouses and lovers, relatives, and children. Dr. Bernstein shows you how to deal with each vampire type and what you need to do to keep from getting drained.

ALBERT J. BERNSTEIN, Ph.D.,is a clinical psychologist, bestselling author, and nationally recognized expert in conflict resolution. His work on psychological issues in the workplace has been featured inMen's Health, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Parents, Best Life,and other publications.

Acknowledgments
Children of the Night
Who Are These Emotional Vampires?
Are They Really Vampires?
Antisocial Vampires
Histrionic Vampires
Narcissistic Vampires
Obsessive-Compulsive Vampires
Paranoid Vampires
Maturity and Mental Health
If Emotional Vampires Are Children, What Does It Take to Be a Grown-Up?
What Causes People to Become Emotional Vampires?
Immaturity Versus Evil
The Everybody and Nobody Rule
What If You See Yourself?
The Way of Vampires
How Emotional Vampires Are Different from and More Dangerous than Other Annoying People
Vampires Are Different
Vampires Prey on Humans
Vampires Can't See Themselves in a Mirror
Vampires Are More Powerful in the Dark
Protecting Yourself from Vampires
Lovable Rogues
The Antisocial Types
The Ferrari-Toyota Dilemma
How to Recognize an Antisocial Vampire
The Antisocial Emotional Vampire Checklist: Listening to the Call of the Wild
What the Questions Measure
Vampire Daredevils
Sexy, Thrilling, and Definitely Bad for Your Health
The Physiology of Excitement
Daredevil Hypnosis
Female Daredevils
How Vampires Keep You Coming Back for More
10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Daredevils
Daredevils in Your Life
Daredevil Lovers and Spouses
The Action Hero
The Liar
The Unfaithful Lover
Daredevil Ex-Husband
Daredevil Dads
Daredevil Adult Children
Antisocial Used Car Salesmen
Slicker than Cheap Polyester, So Always Remember to Read the Fine Print
Used Car Hypnosis
Is Honesty Really the Best Policy?
Vampire Bullies
Big, Scary, Powerful, and Stupid as the Guys Who Used to Take Lunch Money
The Instinct for Aggression
Vampire Bully Hypnosis
What to Do About Bullies
How to Do the Unexpected
Antisocial Used Car Salesmen and Bullies in Your Life
Living with a Liar
Bullies in Your Life
Living in a Minefield
Therapy for Antisocial Vampires
The Goal
Anger Control Treatment
Treatment for Addiction
Self-Help
What Will Hurt
Show Business, Vampire Style
The Histrionic Types
What It's Like to Be Histrionic
The Histrionic Dilemma
What the Questions Measure
The Histrionic Vampire Checklist: Living a Soap Opera
How to Protect Yourself from Histrionic Vampires
Vampires Who Ham It Up
Whether It's Sex, Sickness, or Secrets of Success, There's Only One Show Business
Ham-It-Up Hypnosis
Writing a Safe Role for Yourself
Illness as Theater
Celebrities, Fans, and Wannabes
Nine Ways to Protect Yourself from Histrionic Hams
Passive-Aggressive Vampires
Deliver Us from Ghoulies and Ghosties and People Who Are Only Trying to Help
Giving Until It Hurts
Illness as Communication
Passive-Aggressive Hypnosis
The High-Self-Esteem Syndrome
Nine Ways to Protect Yourself from Passive-Aggressive Histrionics
Histrionics in Your Life
Histrionic Martial Arts
My Mother, the Drama Queen
The Queen of Gossip
Your Depressed Sister
Male Histrionics
Therapy for Histrionic Vampires
The Goal
Professional Help
Self-Help
What Will Hurt
Big Egos, Small Everywhere Else
The Narcissistic Types
What It's Like to Be Narcissistic
The Narcissistic Dilemma
Narcissism and Self-Esteem
What the Questions Measure
The Narcissistic Vampire Checklist: Identifying the Self-Styled Smartest, Most Talented, All-Around Best People in the World
Vampires Who Are Legends in Their Own Minds
With Talent Like Theirs, Who Needs Performance?
How Narcissistic Legends Prevent Themselves from Succeeding
Narcissistic Legend Hypnosis
How to Socialize Narcissistic Legends
Nine Ways to Protect Yourself from Narcissistic Legends in Their Own Minds
Vampire Superstars
You've Got to Love These Guys! Worship Them, Actually
Dealing with Superstars' Insatiable Needs
Superstar Hypnosis
Sex and the Superstar
Superstar Depression and Anger
Nine Ways to Protect Yourself from Narcissistic Superstars
Narcissists in Your Life
Pundits from Hell
Tiger Mom
Season's Greetings from the Narcissist in Your Life
Therapy for Narcissistic Vampires
The Goal
Professional Help
Self-Help
What Will Hurt
Too Much of a Good Thing
The Obsessive-Compulsive Types
What It's Like to Be Obsessive-Compulsive
How Much Is Too Much?
Punishment, Where Good and Evil Meet
What the Questions Measure
The Obsessive-Compulsive Vampire Checklist: Vice Masquerading as Virtue
The Obsessive-Compulsive Dilemma
Vampire Perfectionists and Puritans
Can the Undead Be Anal-Retentive?
Why Do They Always Seem Angry?
Obsessive-Compulsive Hypnosis
Product Versus Process
Demanding Priorities
Perfectionists How the Imperfect Can Deal with Perfectionists
Puritans
Meet Your Inner Teenager
Nine Ways to Protect Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsives: What to Do When the Good Guys Are After You
Obsessive-Compulsives in Your Life
Control Freak
Control Freak Parents
Married to a Control Freak
Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Vampires
The Goal
Professional Help
What Will Hurt
Seeing Things That Others Can't
The Paranoid Types
Paranoid Purity
What It's Like to Be Paranoid
The Paranoid Emotional Vampire Checklist: Next Stop, the Twilight Zone
What the Questions Measure
Vampire Visionaries and Green-Eyed Monsters
Inspiration Always Involves Blowing Things out of Proportion
The Paranoid Quest
Paranoid Hypnosis
Visionaries
How to Recognize Crazy Ideas
Paranoids and Religion
Green-Eyed Monsters
The Nine Elements of Vampire-Fighting Strategy: How to Give Paranoids a Glimpse of Reality
Therapy for Paranoid Vampires
The Goal
Professional Help
Self-Help
What Will Hurt
Sunrise at Dracula's Castle
Index

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