Surrounded by Narcissists: Or, How to Stop Other People’s Egos Ruining Your Life
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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Surrounded by Idiots Are you overshadowed by the narcissists in your life? Are you worn out by their constant demands for attention, their absolute belief they are right (even when clearly they are not), their determination to do what they want (regardless of 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 behavioural model made famous in Surrounded by Idiots, Erikson provides all the tools you need to manage not just the narcissists around you but everyday narcissism as well – itself becoming more widespread in this age of social media. Engaging and practical, Surrounded by Narcissists will help you free yourself from narcissistic agendas so you can pursue a happier, more fulfilling and successful life.

11 reviews for Surrounded by Narcissists: Or, How to Stop Other People’s Egos Ruining Your Life

  1. Susan Emslie
    January 4, 2024
    Excellent
    Very clear and informative from one who has lived with someone who has NPD. I was able to identify the person I lived with as being or suffering NPD.
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    A2014
    December 26, 2023
    Good
    An interesting read.
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    Henryk
    June 25, 2023
    Polecam
    Nic więcej, polecam.
    Produkt zgodny z oczekiwaniami.
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    kissle cowie
    June 17, 2023
    MEAN,MISERABLE & MAD (self esteem gone wrong)
    This is the second one I've read in the series (the first one I found on a train) and it's just information that puts you in a vantage point of under...More
    This is the second one I've read in the series (the first one I found on a train) and it's just information that puts you in a vantage point of understanding the Narcissistic culture on the rise!
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    Zailan O.
    January 2, 2023
    It gives a great perspective on the subject
    Having to face these people in life, really need to know how to handle them. Or it will leads to anxiety, anger and lots of emotional disruption.
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    JRincker1978
    August 19, 2022
    5.0 out of 5 stars A helpful guide
    This book verified a lot of things I knew, as an empath, I attract narcissists. I found the 4 different types of empaths a fascinating take on a subje...More
    This book verified a lot of things I knew, as an empath, I attract narcissists. I found the 4 different types of empaths a fascinating take on a subject I know a lot about. I'd say I'm somewhere between a blue and green since they classify us by colors. I'm one of those that thinks "I know what you are, you don't fool me"! This book gives sound advice on how to recognize narcissists and gives great tips on how to handle them. A great guide for anybody who has to live or work with this type of personality.
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    DeeDee
    July 3, 2022
    5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting information
    Interesting descriptions of degrees of narcissism. It seems we all must have a little bit of self promotion or there is no self esteem. It's all in de...More
    Interesting descriptions of degrees of narcissism. It seems we all must have a little bit of self promotion or there is no self esteem. It's all in deciding at what point is it too much of a good thing and when does it become clinical and maybe even dangerous to be around these behaviours. He outlines narcissism similar to his other books using colors to categorize For anyone seeking clarification, this is a good reference. It can get pretty deep and confusing so I'd advise taking notes unless you're skimming thru just to see what it's all about. Excellent descriptions and examples are provided.
    I was provided an advanced reader copy but was under no obligation to write a review. The opinions expressed are my own. Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for allowing me access to the book.
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    Antoinette M Grady
    June 27, 2022
    5.0 out of 5 stars Clear Narcissist Info
    Narcissism is a word thrown around a great deal recently. I hear " He's a Narcissist " , S,he has Narcissistic tendencies" .In the culture of today's...More
    Narcissism is a word thrown around a great deal recently. I hear " He's a Narcissist " , S,he has Narcissistic tendencies" .In the culture of today's world where one is taught to put themselves first, it is not a surprise that there may be such thoughts. So what exactly is a person like who is a Narcissist? This is the first book I've read on this subject that delved in deep to every characteristic., beginning with the fact that Narcissism is a personality disorder. There is no medication that will fix it or any therapy that would cure it. What is the difference between a person that has a great self esteem and is successful and a Narcissist?. Read this book to have that question answered in a crystal clear way. Many examples of behaviors in various situations. In one of the ending Cahapters there is a test on "Are you a Narcissist? This is a book that I will re read and refer to.
    Thanks to NetGalley, St Martin's Publishing and the author for the opportunity to read and review this book.
    It publishes on June 21, 2022
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    Gelato Girl
    June 26, 2022
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    Truly excellent. Identifying characteristics of a narcissist is crucial. They really do exist in every social situation: jobs, families, clubs, church...More
    Truly excellent. Identifying characteristics of a narcissist is crucial. They really do exist in every social situation: jobs, families, clubs, church communities, etc. This book is a terrific guide in defining, recognizing, and managing someone with NPD ( to an extent.) Important for parents, adult children, employers, employees...really anyone. Being around the behavior for long periods of time can have devastating effects. Victims of it will learn that the narcissist's patterns are not their fault. Recommended!
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    Marian Randall
    June 22, 2022
    5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and engaging
    Thomas Erickson continues his Surrounded by Idiots series with an engaging and informative study of narcissistic traits in “Surrounded by Narcissists”...More
    Thomas Erickson continues his Surrounded by Idiots series with an engaging and informative study of narcissistic traits in “Surrounded by Narcissists”. This book helps its readers to recognize narcissistic traits and provides some tips to address them according to their color of human behavior. I especially enjoyed the discussion on well-intentioned actions that can nurture and encourage narcissistic traits.

    I give this book 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about these traits and ways to protect your sanity.

    Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Essentials for the DRC of “Surrounded by Narcissists”.
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    K. Hagen
    June 21, 2022
    5.0 out of 5 stars Clear writing helps you to identify narcissitic tendencies that may exist in the people around you
    This book is an excellent layman's introduction to narcissism and how you can deal with narcissists you may encounter in your life. The many examples ...More
    This book is an excellent layman's introduction to narcissism and how you can deal with narcissists you may encounter in your life. The many examples and anecdotes of this type of behavior helped me to understand what narcissism is and how I can handle it on a daily basis. I was even helped to understand some of my own narcissistic behaviors. The writing is very clear, and assuming English is not the author's first language, the author is very fluent in the text. I did find a few examples of sentences that I had to read a couple of times in order to get the meaning, but the book far and away is smooth sailing and the development of the subject is direct and logical from start to finish.*
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