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Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family
     

Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family

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by Eleanor D. Payson
 

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ISBN-13:
9780972072830
Publisher:
Day, Julian Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From reading this book, I am working on being my own person with my own actual thoughts and views and hold my head up high. The book does give you examples on how to get along with this type of person, only if you want to get along with them. For those who do, its a good guideline. For those who don't, read this book and beat your demons! What you thought was happening to you - it was and this validates those thoughts - the narcissist isn't ever going to validate you as a person. Break Free! This book has helped me tremendously to understand "it wasn't me" and I just might be worthy of someone loving me. 51 years to find that out.... what a waste of a life.  Ms. Payson directed her book toward the lay person, who has struggled in relationship with the narcissist. Yet as a therapist, I believe it should be mandatory reading for my professional colleagues. The book is well organized and cleverly structured with the Wizard of Oz theme.It covers the subject in depth, yet it is easy to understand.The author offers the reader perspective on a variety of relationships(spouse, adult child, employee, friend) and clearly describes how this prevalent character disorder can have an injurious impact. She leaves the reader with hope, providing concrete suggestions for protection of the self and for minimizing the wounding that can arise from the narcissistic relationship. 
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read so many books on the subject after leaving a psychopath-- this was the best one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those who have dealt with a narcissists, you will feel that Ms. Payson has been reading your mail. There were many 'ah ha' moments. Easy read. I have read multiple articles on narcissists, but this book brings it all into one place, and gives pointers on how to set boundaries with your narcissist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We¿ve all come up against and dealt with a narcissist in one way or another, whether at home, at work, or at play. As Payson explains in The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists, often, this personality is not fully discovered until emotional ties to the narcissist have developed. Payson informs readers of the characteristics indicative that a coworker, friend, or loved one is beyond simply neurotic and may have a full blown personality disorder. She shares how to protect oneself from the emotional damage caused by the narcissist in close relationships and even how to handle day-to-day interactions with narcissists that we briefly come up against. She offers practical solutions for placing boundaries between the narcissist and co-dependent. This is a thoroughly engaging introduction and look into the narcissistic personality and is a real eye-opener. It¿s a must-read for anyone who deals with, and especially lives with, the narcissist, who, while often giving off an illusion of total self-confidence, attempts to control, places unrealistic demands on, and endlessly criticizes, others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I had to recommend a single book on narcissism (and I've read a few), this would be it, hands down - concise, easy to read, and to the point. I felt the author had interviewed me before writing the book. It was reassuring to know, without a doubt, that I was the one living in reality.
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