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Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing with Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Dr. Bernstein's book was both entertaining and fascinating. It

    Dr. Bernstein's book was both entertaining and fascinating. It helped me recognize vampire tendencies in some of my coworkers that I just didn't understand before. There are a lot of vampires out there and now I can recognize them when I encounter them and protect myself when I do. I am going to keep this book on my shelf. I know I will want to reference it again and again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

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    Personality-disordered people are not ignorant dummies - far fro

    Personality-disordered people are not ignorant dummies - far from it. They are super-slick users and the more you know about them ahead of time, the more likely to you will respond effectively to your body's inner thump of warning you that are being taken advantage of.

    This book details such conscience-less characters for you in such a way that you will never disbelieve yourself again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Dr. Bernstein's vignettes and descriptions of the inner side of

    Dr. Bernstein's vignettes and descriptions of the inner side of Personality Disordered co-workers give the reader the wisdom in how to respond productively instead of automatically. I usually glaze over when reading explanatory stories. His are succinct and inviting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    I work in a place that requires a lot of interaction with my man

    I work in a place that requires a lot of interaction with my manager. I used to have a great manager, which made it a great job. But in the last year, I ended up with a manager that made me want to quit. Going to HR wasn't a good solution because I didn't want to jeopardize my future at my company. This book made me realize that my situation is much more manageable than I thought it was. There was one particular chapter that described my manager perfectly. Now that I understand how our dynamic works and I am using Bernstein's suggestions, my situation has done a complete 180. I've never written a review for any book before but for those out there that might relate to my situation, I am telling you I was amazed at how much this book helped.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Emotional Vampires at Work is valuable because it is ┬┐outcomes-b

    Emotional Vampires at Work is valuable because it is “outcomes-based.” You will get the results you want if you apply the strategies and tactics for recognizing and deflecting these types of people. The vampire metaphor is dead on. Before reading the book I always knew that certain people made my hair stand up and I feared them, but I could not have said exactly why. Bernstein explains they have personality disorders—they are out of control, subtly but powerfully, driven by immature needs that for them are “the most important thing in the world.” That’s why they won’t let go. I feel sorry for them. But I find comfort in knowing that their needs are “impossible” to fulfill, because that gives me the strength to avoid being nice to them. Understanding them makes it possible for me to successfully deal with Emotional Vampires, and I get the outcomes I seek. It works!

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