Emotional Vampires: Dealing With People Who Drain You Dry

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 21, 2001 - Psychology - 368 pages
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Best-selling author Albert J. Bernstein helped thousands of people deal with the dangerously stupid at work in Dinosaur Brains. In Emotional Vampires he goes even further to protect unsuspecting mortals from more devious and harmful creatures vampires ready to bite, suck, and kill the emotional and psychological wellbeing of their victims. Like the fabled demons, these vampires come in many shapes: -The living dead who think their “talents” place them above the laws of nature -Lords of darkness with huge egos and tiny consciences -Scary monsters who use their tempers in the same way terrorists use bombs -Blood-suckers who think others were created for their convenience 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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Contents

Who are these Emotional Vampires?
1
If Emotional Vampires are children what does it take to be a grownup?
11
How Emotional Vampires are different and more dangerous than other annoying people
17
Emotional Vampires use hypnosis Heres how to keep them from making you think youre a chicken
23
Lovable Rogues
33
Show Business Vampire Style
87
Big Egos Small Everywhere Else
129
Too Much of a Good Thing
179
Seeing Things That Others Cant
207
Sunrise at Carfax Abbey
233
Index
235
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Best-selling author Albert J. Bernstein helped thousands of people deal with the dangerously stupid at work in Dinosaur Brains. In Emotional Vampires he goes even further to protect unsuspecting mortals from more devious and harmful creatures— vampires ready to bite, suck, and kill the emotional and psychological wellbeing of their victims. Like the fabled demons, these vampires come in many shapes: The living dead who think their “talents” place them above the laws of nature Lords of darkness with huge egos and tiny consciences Scary monsters who use their tempers in the same way terrorists use bombs Blood-suckers who think others were created for their convenience 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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