Taming Your Inner Brat: A Guide for Transforming Self-Defeating Behavior

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 8, 2011 - Self-Help - 266 pages
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Taming Your Inner Brat explores the inner brat in all of us, explaining its psychological roots in early childhood and why bratty thoughts, feelings, and behaviors persist. It also addresses social and cultural conditions that encourage the self-centeredness and sense of entitlement upon which the inner brat thrives.
 

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Contents

An Inner Brat? Who Me??
1
The Inner Brat in Action
19
Face ItIt Is Your Fault
37
The Inner Brat and the Forces within Us
51
Impulsiveness
71
The Basis of Brat Dominance
91
How Strong Is Your Inner Brat?
115
The Many Personae of the Inner Brat
123
Signs That Your Inner Brat Is in Control
165
How to Protect Yourself
179
Strategies for Putting You in Control of Your Inner Brat
207
Sample Solutions for Specific Problems with Your Inner Brat
231
Now that Ive Tamed My Own Inner Brat What Do I Do about People Who Havent Tamed Theirs?
245
Notes
255
Index
259
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Common Characteristics and Problems among the Various Brat Personae
141

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Pauline Wallin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice. For the past twenty-six years she has helped hundreds of people understand and productively deal with self-defeating behavior patterns. She has worked with individuals, couples, families, and businesses. She has also served on the adjunct faculty of the University of Minnesota and Penn State University. Taming Your Inner Brat is her first book. Over the years she has written numerous columns and commentaries for newspapers, magazines, and on mental health Web sites. She is also a frequent speaker for community and business groups, and has been featured by local and regional television and radio stations on stories of psychological interest. For several years, she was the editor of the Pennsylvania Psychologist, a monthly publication. Most recently, she served as communications board chair of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and currently is the press release editor.

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