Fatal Flaws: Navigating Destructive Relationships With People With Disorders of Personality and Character / Edition 1

Fatal Flaws: Navigating Destructive Relationships With People With Disorders of Personality and Character / Edition 1

by Stuart C. Yudofsky
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ISBN-10:
1585622141
ISBN-13:
9781585622146
Pub. Date:
03/28/2005
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
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Fatal Flaws: Navigating Destructive Relationships With People With Disorders of Personality and Character 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding and has helped me and my friends tremendously. Everyone who is in a relationship or who has ever experienced relationship trouble should own this book. There should be a copy in every household.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Limited to being a 'geography' of the subject when what the lay reader wants is a 'roadmap'. The checklists and other devices used to make this book accessible --including the tabloid title,intemperate literary quotes and clinical composites that seem drawn from People Magazine-- succeed only in patronizing the lay reader. Perhaps useful to students of the author but the lay reader should be warned that this is a textbook masquerading under a tabloid title. Indeed, even the devoted student of psychodynamic treatment may question the validity and usefulness of the author's attempt to define 'deadly' flaws of personality and character, in that, without a definative position on causation of these 'flaws', the effort to define them seems to oscillate, on the spectrum of medicine and science, between triteness and tautology.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This work is tainted --moderately-- by a moralistic dimension which detracts from its psychoanalytic impact. In trying to provide useful checklists of 'flaws of personality', Dr. 'Y' crosses a line and becomes as much moralist as analyst. The reader ends feeling confused as to where science ends and moral philosophy begins. Nonetheless, 'Fatal Flaws' is well written and would make a great gift for your prospective mother-in-law or anyone living in a gated community.