The Tender Heart: Conquering Your Insecurity

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Simon and Schuster, May 13, 2001 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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Insight, explanations, and practical solutions for overcoming insecurity and sensitivity -- from a top psychologist
In simple language, Joseph Nowinski explains that insecurity is not a flaw or shortcoming, but rather a personality trait that reflects both temperament and life experiences. And, most important, he shows how insecurity can be conquered so that one can thrive -- especially in work and love.
The first book to investigate insecurity, The Tender Heart sheds light on its common causes and provides guidelines for overcoming the self-doubt, debilitating self-consciousness, and chronic lack of confidence that prevent many people from enjoying life to its fullest. Combining personality quizzes and case histories of people who have conquered their insecurities, The Tender Heart offers expert advice on:
  • Healing insecurity
  • Avoiding emotional predators who seek out sensitive people
  • Coping with a tough-hearted partner or colleague
  • Finding your emotional mate
  • Raising children who are self-confident

The Tender Heart is for anyone who has experienced times when their own insecurity or the insecurity of others has interfered with valued relationships or prevented them from realizing their potential.
 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
13
THE ROOTS OF INSECURITY
43
THE TENDER HEART
57
HOW SENSITIVITY BECOMES INSECURITY
71
TOUGHHEARTED PEOPLE
89
EMOTIONAL PREDATORS
127
TENDER HEARTS TOGETHER
141
TOUGH HEART
157
FROM INSECURITY
173
FINDING YOUR EMOTIONAL MATE
189
RAISING SENSITIVE NOT INSECURE
211
EPILOGUE
229
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Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D., is a psychologist at the University of Connecticut Health Center, a practitioner in private practice in Tolland, Connecticut, where he lives, & founder of the Institute for the Study of Interpersonal Sensitivity.

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