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Toxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job
     

Toxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job

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by Alan A. Cavaiola, Neil J. Lavender
 

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ISBN-10: 1572242191

ISBN-13: 9781572242197

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

We’ve all worked with someone “difficult,” someone who could always be trusted to blow up to space out or do or say something wildly inappropriate. As it happens, those of us who concluded “the guy’s just nuts” were right: a fair number of those impossible-to-get-along-with employees actually do have full-fledged personality

Overview

We’ve all worked with someone “difficult,” someone who could always be trusted to blow up to space out or do or say something wildly inappropriate. As it happens, those of us who concluded “the guy’s just nuts” were right: a fair number of those impossible-to-get-along-with employees actually do have full-fledged personality disorders. In Toxic Coworkers, the authors help us to recognize a variety of common personality traits and disorders, understand how they come about, and learn to develop effective strategies for dealing with them. So the next time the narcissist who runs the front desk is bugging you, or you need to squeeze a favor out of the schizoid who handles inventory, you’ll know exactly what to do.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572242197
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Unassigned Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
620,250
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Problem with Personality Disorders1
Chapter 2Introduction to Personality Disorders: Our Cast of Characters17
Chapter 3All Hail the Conquering Narcissist31
Chapter 4Histrionic Personality Disorder: Lights... Camera... Action!51
Chapter 5The Antisocial Personality: Rules Do Not Apply63
Chapter 6The Borderline Personality Disorder: A Storm in Every Port77
Chapter 7The Perfectionist: The World of the Obsessive Compulsive Personality95
Chapter 8The Dependent Personality Disorder: Till Death Do Us Part111
Chapter 9The Passive Aggressive Personality: The Ultimate Obstructionist123
Chapter 10The Avoidant Personality: On the Watering of Wallflowers137
Chapter 11The Isolated World of the Schizoid153
Chapter 12The Paranoid Personality: The Loneliness of Suspicion171
Chapter 13Other Toxic Coworkers183
References205

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Toxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every person with a job or about to get a job should take their last few dollars and order this book from Barnes and Noble. After the first page, I overwhelmingly felt that Authors Cavaiola and Lavender were like 'Betwitched TV series' and sat up in the ceiling observing my workplace. To save humanity this a absolute must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Toxic coworkers was very intersting and helpful in trying to deal with your fellow coworkers. I really enjoyed the book and i suggest everyone who works in a small business or large business to read Toxic Coworkers. It will help you understand how to detect a dysfunctional coworker and how to deal with them...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever wonder why your boss acts like scrooge, or why the women that sits across from you is always complaining? All work environments have problems, because people have problems that they bring to the workplace. "Toxic Co-workers" teaches one why people act the way they do and how to deal with them in the workplace so the job can get done. Finally a solution!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was great:) Everyone should read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is very good. i really enjoyed it and it really helped me understand the toxic coworkers i have been faced with. I reccommend this book to everyone :)