Emotional Vampires: Dealing With People Who Drain You Dry

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 12, 2002 - Business & Economics - 256 pages

"Bernstein provides a field guide to the various types of Emotional Vampires and advises readers how to protect themselves from being victims of these predatory personalities."Boston Globe

From bestselling author Albert J. Bernstein

The author of Dinosaur Brains offers protection from people who seek to destroy the emotional and psychological well-being of others. Like the fabled demons, these vampires:

  • Think their needs are more important than yours
  • Believe "the rules" apply only to other people
  • Use their tempers in the same way terrorists use bombs

Emotional Vampires tells readers how to spot a "vampire" in their lives, which defense strategies to employ to prevent one from striking, and what to do if and when they find themselves under attack.

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Although I am not a huge fan of the "self-help" genre, I do think this book is extremely helpful in devising communication strategies for the people who annoy me most. In my worklife, I give this book ... Read full review

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Personality disordered people are not ignorant dummies, far from it. They are super-slick users. The more you know about them ahead of time, the more likely you will respond reliably to your body's inner thump of warning you that are being mal-treated.
This book details such conscience-less characters for you so effectively that you will never disbelieve yourself again!
Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife



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Albert J. Bernstein, Ph. D., is the author of Dinosaur Brains, Neanderthals at Work, and Sacred Bull. A clinical psychologist, speaker, columnist, and business consultant, Dr. Bernstein is well known for teaching people to confront difficult and frightening situations with wit, wisdom, grace, and liberal doses of humor.

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