Narcissistic giving: a study of people who cheat in relationships

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Austin & Winfield, 1995 - Art - 130 pages
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In his new book, Gerald Alper whose Portrait of the Artist as a Young Patient, according to one noted critic, "represents one of the most important modern studies of the psyche of the creative personality that we have," and whose recent, The Singles Scene, has already been cited as an essential source book on contemporary relationships in a syndicated feature article appearing in the Los Angeles Times (Paul-Lynn Parks, January 30, 1995) continues his brilliant exploration into the roots of intimacy.
In this richly descriptive catalogue of all too recognizable everyday examples, Alper, who has gained national prominence as a psychotherapist, chronicles the unconscious defenses, gambits and strategies by which frightened people seek to escape the imagined terrors of relating to one another and to themselves.

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Contents

PREFACE
1
EVERYDAY EXAMPLES
13
Relating Through the Dispensing of Information
20
This and That
27
The Paranoid Narcissistic Giver
33
The Politicized Psyche
42
Characteristics of Narcissistic Giving
49
STRATEGIES OF NARCISSISTIC GIVING
61
Shrinking Strategies
76
THE MIRROR UP TO NATURE
83
Bobby Becomes a Star
91
Talk Radio
99
NARCISSISTIC GIVING IN
107
Technique as Narcissistic Giving
113
INTIMATE GIVING
119
REFERENCES
130

Being Objective
67
Copyright

About the author (1995)

Alper is a practicing psychotherapist.

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