Difficult Personalities: A Practical Guide to Managing the Hurtful Behaviour of Others (and Maybe Your Own)

Author(s): Helen McGrath

Philosophy / Psychology

We all have people in our lives who frustrate, annoy or hurt us. Consider those who claim "I'm always right!", workplace bullies, or obsessive personality types. And most of us hurt others occasionally, too. In Difficult Personalities, the authors take common situations and offer strategies to help, including: anger and conflict management; achieving empathy; optimism and assertion; making decisions about difficult relationships. This is a reassuring guide to dealing with the challenging behaviour we encounter daily, as well as with our own. It is an essential resource for understanding, living with or working with people whose behaviour is frustrating, confusing or damaging.


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Dr Helen McGrath is a counselling psychologist and senior lecturer at Deakin University, who has written a number of successful books on family relationships. Hazel Edwards is a well-known author and workship facilitator who has also written Committee-itis (with Jean Roberts) and Healthy Women for CHOICE Books. Each has an extensive backlist of titles and both are in demand as public speakers.

General Fields

  • : 9780143011989
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : May 2009
  • : 129mm X 198mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Helen McGrath
  • : 252
  • : 302
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : Paperback