Surrounded by narcissists How to effectively recognize, avoid, and defend yourself against toxic people (and not lose your mind)

Thomas Erikson, 1965-

Book - 2022

"Part of the bestselling Surrounded by Idiots series! Internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson shares the secrets of dealing with everyday narcissists. Are the narcissists in your life making you miserable? Are you worn out by their constant demands for attention, their absolute conviction they are right (even when they're clearly not), their determination to do whatever they want (regardless of the impact), and their baffling need to control everyone and everything around the...m? In this thought-provoking, sanity-saving book, Thomas Erikson helps you understand what makes narcissists tick and, crucially, how to handle them without wearing yourself out in the process. With the help of the simple, four-color behavioral model made famous in Surrounded by Idiots, Erikson provides all the tools you need to manage not just the narcissists around you but everyday narcissistic behaviors as well--something that is becoming more widespread in the age of social media. Engaging and practical, Surrounded by Narcissists will help you free yourself from the thrall of others' toxic agendas so you can pursue a happier, more fulfilling and successful life"--

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Series
Surrounded by idiots series
Subjects
Genres
Self-help publications
Published
New York, NY : St. Martin's Essentials 2022.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Language
English
Swedish
Item Description
"Surrounded by narcissists was first published in Sweden by Bokförlaget Forum in 2021."--Title page verso.
Physical Description
xvii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-288) and index.
ISBN
9781250789563
1250789567
9781250862617
1250862612
Main Author
Thomas Erikson, 1965- (author)
Other Authors
Jan Salomonsson (translator)
  • Narcissism: a brief introduction. What is narcissism?
  • Being a cut above the rest
  • The rest of the dark triad
  • Is it normal to think about yourself all the time?
  • A first encounter with Linda
  • Narcissism: an in-depth look. Surveying the depths of complex souls
  • Do I love myself? It's complicated
  • Emotions and narcissists
  • like oil and water?
  • The secret language of narcissists
  • When did a little narcissism ever hurt anyone?
  • Manipulation
  • Who is in danger of falling victim to a narcissist?
  • How are narcissists made?
  • The challenges of narcissism
  • How to handle narcissists. The challenges of being close to a narcissist
  • Breaking free from narcissist
  • A complete system for breaking free once and for all
  • Is missing your abuser a thing?
  • Linda revisited
  • an analysis of her behavior
  • A narcissistic culture. When the problem affects more than just a few individuals
  • Expressions of a narcissistic culture
  • A literal look in the rearview mirror
  • Aggression and collective narcissism
  • How did we end up here?
  • Self-esteem: more trouble than you're worth
  • Normalizing narcissism
  • Test yourself: are you a narcissist?
  • Being the change
  • In closing, Linda, part 3: How can we help her?
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Motivational speaker Erikson (Surrounded by Psychopaths) takes on narcissists in the outstanding latest entry to his Surrounded by Idiots series. "Thinking a little less about ourselves and a little more about one another is the road to true success and happiness," Erikson contends, and to that end he explores the psychology of narcissism and outlines a more caring alternative based in "greater truth and freedom." The author suggests that while everyone thinks about themselves, narcissists focus on themselves "at the expense of everyone else" and feel entitled and as if they are above the rules. He also asserts that social media provides "fertile ground" for a "cultural narcissism" that sees society reward such narcissistic behavior as posting pictures of one's lunch. To protect against the narcissists in one's life, Erikson recommends breaking off all contact, and to insulate oneself from cultural narcissism, he advises taking a 30-day digital detox. Erickson impresses with his trademark facility for making research-based discussions accessible and entertaining, and readers will appreciate the insightful guidance. This is another home run from Erikson. (June) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Using the simple, four-color behavioral model made famous in Surrounded by Idiots, the author, a behavioral expert, provides all the essential tools for managing both narcissists around you and everyday narcissistic behaviors. 50,000 first printing. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Part of the bestselling Surrounded by Idiots series!Internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson shares the secrets of dealing with everyday narcissists.Are the narcissists in your life making you miserable? Are you worn out by their constant demands for attention, their absolute conviction they are right (even when they’re clearly not), their determination to do whatever they want (regardless of the impact), and their baffling need to control everyone and everything around them?In this thought-provoking, sanity-saving book, Thomas Erikson helps you understand what makes narcissists tick and, crucially, how to handle them without wearing yourself out in the process. With the help of the simple, four-color behavioral model made famous in Surrounded by Idiots, Erikson provides all the tools you need to manage not just the narcissists around you but everyday narcissistic behaviors as well–something that is becoming more widespread in the age of social media. Engaging and practical, Surrounded by Narcissists will help you free yourself from the thrall of others' toxic agendas so you can pursue a happier, more fulfilling and successful life.