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Barnes and Noble, Inc. by arrangement with The McG Nasty People: How To Stop Being Hurt By Them Without Becoming One Of Them
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Description: The following is the description on the back cover of the book:
Each of us knows someone who makes us feel as small as the period at the end of this sentence. When that happens, how many times have you just walked away angry or hurt, only later thinking of what you should have said or done? Maybe you work with such a person. Or live with him. Or confront her every day in the mirror.
Nasty people raise themselves up by putting others down. They are "invalidators," but you can disarm their weapons, using everything from humor to confrontation. With Nasty People, you'll never afain be defenseless against office gossips, false friends, know-it-all relatives, or the just plain SOBs. The book includes cogent insights into >How nasty people think >How to deal with a nasty boss or nasty spouse >Who makes a typical "victim" >What you can do if you think YOU'RE the nasty person >How to break the cycle of nastiness
We all know it's impossible for any one person to rid the world of nastiness, but you can stop wringing your hands, tearing your hair, and biting your tongue. Nasty People will help you put an end to being controlled by nasty people so that you can start feeling good again.
Jay Carter is a psychologist and professional speaker. He lives near Philadelphia.
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Review Date: Sun August 13, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 


Being surrounded by invalidators...... and in need of much help...this book was an eye opener. Jay Carter, Psy.D., has written this in easy "lay-person" English --none of those fancy psych-words-- reading it was like listening to a next door neighbor talking. It's helped me to better cope with many relationships in my life. I like his quote, "I have never met a conscious invalidator who was not narcissistic".--- boy, does that sound like some of the people in my life!! I found Chapter 2 especially helpful- "The Victim" doesn't HAVE to be a victim.....that can be quite empowering. The very thought--- "It's NOT about ME"-- has helped immensely. (I just have to keep repeating it!)
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Review Date: Fri June 23, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 


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Review Date: Thu June 22, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Insightful book about learning about others or your own behavior, regarding invalidation.
Cons: none

Jay Carter provides an insightful look into the why's and how's of people who are nasty. He refers to them as "invalidators." I found this book to be very helpful in understanding the actions of others, and of myself as well.
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