Would you fall in love with someone who is arrogant, an exhibitionist, vain, manipulative, and greedy for admiration? Would you work under a boss who flies into uncontrollable rages, assassinates the character of anyone who gets in his way, and then projects his own paranoia on to you? Sounds like a no-brainer... but many of us actually do! That makes us codependents and them power-hungry narcissists. As they trample over us in their quest for self-aggrandisement and we find ourselves dragged into an unhealthy parasitic relationship with them, our lives can become utterly miserable and feel out of control. This book shines a light on the reasons why narcissists are like they are, and on the pain and suffering they inflict on the codependents around them and, more importantly, it shows how both can move towards winning back control and regaining happiness in their lives.
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About the Author
David Thomas works as a company director and consultant. Formerly, as CEO, he built a business up from three to nearly one hundred employees. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and hold masters and doctoral degrees in management from Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Derby.
His research interests are in managerial psychology, narcissistic behaviour, and the philosophy of happiness. He has researched over many years the behaviour of CEOs and senior managers, as well as other office staff and shop floor workers from a variety of walks of life. His doctoral thesis is entitled 'Analysis of Senior Management Teams that have Demonstrated a Proclivity for Growth'; it is held at the British Library.
David is the author of the book Narcissism: Behind the Mask; it was written following his in-depth research into CEOs and company directors, which revealed high levels of narcissistic behaviour in the boardroom, and in the home. It was published in hardback format, then a second printing, both of which sold out. The book was then issued in paperback format, re=printed again, and it again sold out. It is now only available in eBook formats.