Don't Let Jerks Get The Best Of You: Advice for Dealing with Difficult People

Don't Let Jerks Get The Best Of You: Advice for Dealing with Difficult People

by Paul Meier

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Overview

Dr. Paul Meier takes a look at how selfish humans are. Through light hearted episodes, Dr. Meier sheds light on how individuals act as jerks, how to become aware of manipulation, and identifying our own "jerk" tendencies. Don't Let Jerks Get the Best of You! provides laughs while at the same time showing ways to take control of our lives and build relationships with confidence, trust, and joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785280194
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/1995
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 586,622
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Paul Meier, M.D. is a psychiatrist and founder of the national chain of Meier Clinics as well as best-selling author or co-author of more than eighty books. He holds five degrees in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, and theology. Happily married, he has six children and two grandchildren.

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Don't Let Jerks Get The Best Of You: Advice for Dealing with Difficult People 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Rae_95 More than 1 year ago
Book title and author: Don't Let Jerks Get the Best of You by Dr. Paul Meier Title of review: Jerks Number of stars (1 to 5): ***** Dr. Meier investigates human behavior concluding that most people are at least a first-degree jerk. He pointed out the levels of "jerkiness" as being first-degree, second degree, and nth degree. Several tests are shown to allow you as to a personal insight on the level you stand. Description and summary of main points Meier gives many comical examples on instances where he has shown jerky behavior and gives the levels on which his actions fit. He also states that you may be a masochist and become a target for people to get to you. The doctor provides ways to deal with insults when they are brought upon you. He states many biblical passages saying things such as "You see the sawdust speck in the eye of your brother, but you are reluctant to notice the plank in your eye. You want to remove the speck, yet it is hard to remove a speck when a plank is blocking your view. Evaluation The book gives many insights and appropriate advice as to properly dealing with these issues. The book gives you a greater chance of becoming a better person and maybe even a mature adult. Conclusion In conclusion, the book has many accurate occurrences and seems as if it will allow you to maintain a much healthier lifestyle in the way of your mental and emotional status. Your final review I would recommend this book to everyone as everyone will come across some sort of behavior in which the person resembles a jerk. Many people get depressed and lose self-worth due to this behavior, but this book acts as a way of coping and favorably reducing any form of mental stress.
bookstorebill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Like the title says. The author gives you tools that you can practice with & use to handle jerks while helping you become less of a jerk yourself. Also gives a good definition of one as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago