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Character Disturbance: the phenomenon of our age [Kindle Edition]

George K. Simon Ph.D.
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Modern permissiveness and the new culture of entitlement allows disturbed people to reach adulthood without proper socialization. In a book meant both for the general public and for professionals, bestselling author and psychologist George Simon explains in plain English:

  • How most disturbed characters think.
  • The habitual behaviors the disturbed use to avoid responsibility and to manipulate, deceive, and exploit others.
  • Why victims in relationships with disturbed characters do not get help they need from traditional therapies.
  • A straightforward guide to recognizing and understanding all relevant personality types, especially those most likely to undermine relationships.
  • A new framework for making sense of the crazy world many find themselves in when there's a disturbed character in their lives.
  • Concrete principles that promote responsibility and positive change when engaging disturbed characters.
  • Tactics (for both lay persons and therapists) to lessen the chances for victimization and empower those who would otherwise be victims in their relationships with many types of disturbed characters.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1918 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Parkhurst Brothers Publishers Inc; First Edition, First edition edition (1 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005QK4G9A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #177,684 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Saver 2 27 Aug 2011
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This book is the sequel to In Sheep's Clothing which was a real life saver when I thought I was going mad. I was depressed, but it was the manipulators in my life that were driving me to suicidal thoughts. Once I had realised what was going on I was able to get my life back together and although everything is not yet perfect for me, I feel I am gaining control but I have 25+ years of damage to repair if I am to continue life with one of my manipulators, it is all about how we deal with them and how we react.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading 1 April 2012
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This book is just priceless. It gives an extremely insightful, very comprehensive view of a world wide phenomena of which most of us are dangerously unaware of. And with dangerously I'm referring to the fact that by naively assuming that at the very core we all tend to be more or less the same, we are leaving ourselves completely exposed an unprotected to the attacks, often vicious, of highly disturbed, sometimes conscience lacking individuals.

I have gone through such attacks for a great number of years, since childhood. Obviously as a child you have no other frame of reference beyond your limited direct experience, and if someone repeatedly attacks you, you simply re frame that in a way that you can understand by assuming that everyone is alike. Wrong, not everyone is alike.
I have done quite a bit of reading on the subject of these highly disturbed individuals that, make no mistake, are responsible for an enormous amount of disruption on a world wide scale. George Simon's book really brought it home for me, though. It completely explained a behavior that I have witnessed and experienced and, adding to that, a behavior that would be, otherwise, inexplicable.

One of the best, if not the best, self defense weapons is to know exactly with what and whom you are dealing with, and having the knowledge of character disturbances and even its extreme form: psychopathy (sociopathy for some), is absolutely fundamental. Simon's expertise on the subject is a much welcomed gift.
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2.0 out of 5 stars None 6 Jun 2012
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I'm afraid I gave up when god and jesus started to get regular mentions. Up until then it was interesting in places but very repetitive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars eye opening 12 Sep 2013
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this is a good follow-on from "in sheep's clothing" by same author.

Much more detail than previous book. includes some examples from author's counselling sessions to help illustrate what he means. (I would like more of this.)

Some stuff a bit too detailed for me (not professional counsellor) but not over the top.

info re v useful website too.

excellent help to understand different characters - including self! and how to deal with problematic relationships.

a real eye opener and education. will cherish this for life.
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it's important to remember that the disordered character is fully conscious of his problem behaviors. He not only knows exactly what he's doing, but also is fully aware of his motivations for doing it. &quote;
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If clients are miserable, they're probably at least to some degree neurotic; and if they're making someone else miserable, they're probably at least to some degree character disordered. &quote;
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Shame is the emotional state we experience when we feel badly about who we are. Guilt is the emotional state we experience when we feel badly about what we've done. &quote;
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