Why Is It Always about You? (Paperback)

The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism

By Sandy Hotchkiss, James F. Masterson (Foreword by)

Free Press, 9780743214285, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2003

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In this groundbreaking book -- the first popular book on narcissism in more than a decade -- clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people who are incapable of the fundamental give-and-take that sustains healthy relationships. Exploring how individuals come to have this shortcoming, why you get drawn into their perilous orbit, and what you can do to break free, Hotchkiss describes the "Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism" and their origins. You will learn to recognize these hallmarks of unhealthy narcissism -- Shamelessness, Magical Thinking, Arrogance, Envy, Entitlement, Exploitation, Bad Boundaries -- and to understand the roles that parenting and culture play in their creation.
Whether the narcissist in question is a coworker, spouse, parent, or child, Why Is It Always About You? provides abundant practical advice for anyone struggling to break narcissism's insidious spread to the next generation, and for anyone who encounters narcissists in everyday life.

Praise For Why Is It Always about You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism

The Hartford Courant

A how-to not only for disengaging yourself from the narcissists in your life but also learning to live with them.

Drew Pinksy, M.D.

A practical and accessible book about one of the most prevalent
personality disorders of our time.

Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D.
coauthor of I Hate You -- Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality.

People who experience narcissism in themselves or in others now have a guide to help them steer through the storm.