People Can't Drive You Crazy If You Don't Give Them the Keys

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Baker Books, Oct 1, 2012 - Self-Help - 208 pages
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Strange as it may seem, other people are not nearly as committed to our happiness as we are. In fact, sometimes they seem like they're on a mission to make us miserable! There's always that one person. The one who hijacks your emotions and makes you crazy. The one who seems to thrive on drama. If you could just "fix" that person, everything would be better. But we can't fix other people--we can only make choices about ourselves. In this cut-to-the-chase book, communication expert Mike Bechtle shows readers that they don't have to be victims of other people's craziness. With commonsense wisdom and practical advice that can be implemented immediately, Bechtle gives readers a proven strategy to handle crazy people.

More than just offering a set of techniques, Bechtle offers a new perspective that will change readers' lives as they deal with those difficult people who just won't go away.

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User Review  - jimocracy - LibraryThing

I like most of what was said but I was confused by the author's frequent interjection of religious platitudes that had no place in an other good work of secular psychology. Read full review

good book

User Review  - apple blossom -

gain new insight on how to deal with people that absolutely drive you crazy in life. There are some ways you can handle situations in your life and this author has wonderful insight to give the reader. Read full review


Title Page
Changing Someone Else 39
Stop Yelling at the Toaster Oven 41
The Impact of Influence 51 6 Can I Fire MyFamily? 59 Part 3 Changing Yourself69
No Guarantees 159
Your Relationship Survival Kit 189

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Dr. Mike Bechtle (EdD, Arizona State University) is the author of People Can't Drive You Crazy if You Don't Give Them the Keys. His articles have appeared in publications such as Writer's Digest,, and Entrepreneur. A frequent speaker and former minister of worship, Bechtle lives in California.

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