Emotional Vampires

Emotional Vampires

Dealing With People Who Drain You Dry

Book - 2001
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This work provides a guide dealing with the most difficult people in the world - people who drive other people crazy. The author identifies five types of emotional vampire - narcissistic, anti-social, histrionic, the obsessive/compulsive, and the paranoid friend.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 2001.
ISBN: 9780071352598
Characteristics: xi, 242 p. ;,24 cm.


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Loved this book! Wonderfully accessible and practical look at a handful of not-quite personality disorders – learn how to recognize and handle people who drain you. For example, emotional vampires never grow up/they are immature, they are not connected or empathetic (you exist to serve their needs) or fair. They take, they are selfish, and they do not follow social rules. They cannot be at fault, they won’t wait for what they want, and things have to be their way. They have no insight and no guilt. They thrive on secrets and your shame. Forget about punishment: the opposite of a reward is no reward. (submitted by JF)

Jun 13, 2018

This is a good book with a humorous bent. I definitely recommend it.

4book1 Jul 07, 2013

If you know anyone who tries your patience on a regular basis "Emotional Vampires..." is worth checking out. The book describes a number of "vampire" characteristics, what makes them tick, and how to cope with them

Aug 08, 2012

OK, but not great book...written for the masses -a "fast food" book (i.e. goes down easy but you're hungry afterwards for some REAL knowledge about these kinds of people!)

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