“You Might Be a Narcissist If…” was written by two psychotherapists and a psychiatrist with decades of both personal and professional experience with narcissism, the book is filled with many interesting to read stories that help readers understand what narcissism truly is and what they can do about it.
Narcissism, especially in its more subtle forms, is much more common than we may think and many of us have some of these characteristics. This book is filled with many interesting to read stories taken from the authors’ or their clients’ lives that clearly demonstrate examples of narcissists. A Narcissism Questionnaire and practical suggestions are given for dealing with narcissists whether it’s your spouse, a friend, a family member, a co-worker, or even yourself.
Does narcissism run in the family?
Are there different types of narcissism?
What are the most common narcissistic traits?
Find the answers to these and many more questions between the pages of the entertaining book, “You Might Be a Narcissist If…”.
Dr. Paul Meier is a psychiatrist who has treated hundreds of people with this personality trait and thousands who have been negatively impacted by narcissists. In 1993, he appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show to discuss a book he had written about narcissists called Don’t Let Jerks Get the Best of You, and another book on codependency (about being addicted to having narcissistic friends or mates) called Love Is a Choice. Meier states that Narcissists are basically people who think the world revolves around them (or if it doesn’t, it should!).
A few years ago, Meier enjoyed a TV special based on the New York Times bestseller You Might Be a Redneck If…. So, shortly after that, he and some friends jokingly and spontaneously thought of some ideas for “You Might Be a Narcissist If…” and thus the book began.
Message from the Authors:
“We continually see numerous lives, marriages, and families, even churches, torn apart from the destructive forces of narcissism. However, what we know to be true…is that it is a rare person who intentionally sets out to destroy his own life or the lives of the people he loves. Until we each become more conscious of which attitudes, feelings and behaviors inadvertently hurt ourselves or others, we tend to go on for years repeating the same patterns…communicating in the same ways…not setting healthy boundaries, and so on… Life can become utterly frustrating and exhausting! However, when we know what the issues are, we can change. It is so invigorating to know that we don’t have to stay stuck…even if we’re not the one struggling with narcissism…we can change the way we relate to the people who do.”
About the Authors:
Paul Meier, M.D. is a psychiatrist at the Meier Clinics in Richardson, Texas and is the author of more than eighty books, including Love Is a Choice, Happiness Is a Choice, Blue Genes, and Everything I Learned Since I Knew It All. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs over the past thirty years, including shows with Oprah, Tom Snyder, Norman Vincent Peale, Joyce Meyer, Sheila Walsh, Paula White, and many others. He is also the founder of the national chain of counseling clinics called the Meier Clinics, a non-profit corporation.
Lisa Charlebois, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. was the director and a staff therapist at the Meier Clinics for fourteen years and is now in private practice in Gold River, California.
Cynthia Munz,M.S., L.M.F.T. was a staff therapist at the Meier Clinics for twelve years and is now in private practice in Placerville, California.
Author Names: Paul Meier, Cynthia Munz, and Lisa Charlebois
Author Website: http://www.youmightbeanarcissistif.com
Book Title: You Might Be a Narcissist If…
Publisher: Langdon Street Press
Lisa Charlebois, Author