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Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-12-25 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 176 user ratings
ISBN:1572245611
LANGUAGE:English

" It had sections and chunks that were useful. There was a fair amount of repetition, though. Many of the exercises instructed you to draw people or feelings, which felt rather childlike. I don't find drawing to be particularly useful, so I would have preferred a wider range of activities. Some of it felt like an ad for her other books. I did appreciate that she wanted the reader to move beyond the childhood damage and focus on changes they could make to themselves. " said.

" This is a very interesting and compelling book with lots of exercises that can help identify parents who may have been narcissistic. It contains plenty of appropriate suggestions for seeking professional help beyond the book which are often missing in self-help books. Useful as well for identifying the repeating patterns from generation to generation within a family or with other leaders. The one critique would be that it doesn't provide any suggestions for if that parent maybe already deceased. " said.

" A Great book for me to learn more about exploring my own emotions, and grow. I really enjoyed the chapter about boundaries. A lot of times, I had to look into myself for my own behaviors and emotions. The takeaway from this book is that you need to prepare yourself for situations and how you would react. I remember one time when I was ready and prepared for a confrontation. I didn't feel enmeshed with feelings. --Deus VultGottfried " said.

"I picked this book out of a pile of free books. Times have changed since its publication, but it doesn't hold up to the test of time. The book really is about having a narcissistic parent, but the term this author uses is "destructive narcissistic parent."

I got lost in the formatting. There are quizzes and again, time has passed and this is the first-time I have even encountered the term "destructive narcissistic parent." I thought this might give insight into the current times when narcissism is being discussed almost daily because of our current President.

I was disappointed.
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" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ3T_...)Too repetitive and cheesy-self-help-ish. Could go for something a little more in-depth. " said.

" I am so glad to be done with this book. Some of the exercises were pretty good but mostly it just felt like busy work. " said.

" So far this is an excellant book. It talks about our family of origin and how that can effect you and what you take from that that effects your own life and that of YOUR children. Lots of exercises to do and valuable information to help you drop off the old baggage and create new self talk!!!Very helpful excercises in this book. Very insighful!! " said.

" Very informative and very insightful.It felt very accurate in how it described me and my situation. Almost eerie at times.It's a little dull, but that's to be expected in a book like this. It was also a little tough to read at times due to how accurate it was.Either way, and informative book that was beneficial in my reading. " said.

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