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  • Published: 1 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143011989
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $26.99
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Difficult Personalities

A Practical Guide To Managing The Hurtful




Difficult Personalities is a reassuring guide to help us deal with the difficult personalities we encounter daily, as well as with our own. It offers strategies such as anger and conflict management, means of achieving empathy, optimism and assertion, and how to make decisions about difficult relationships.
The authors discuss ways to cope with frustrating, confusing and damaging personalities. They also identify the 'successful' sociopaths. These can be charming, often highly successful people who are serial liars with no conscience. They can 'con' everyone they meet and do much damage - until those around them realise there is a pattern. Difficult Personalities explains how to identify those patterns and shows that these 'con artists' or 'chameleons' are more common than we may think.
Difficult Personalities is a reassuring guide to help us deal with the difficult personalities we encounter daily, as well as with our own. It offers strategies such as anger and conflict management, means of achieving empathy, optimism and assertion, and how to make decisions about difficult relationships.



The authors discuss ways to cope with frustrating, confusing and damaging personalities. They also identify the 'successful' sociopaths. These can be charming, often highly successful people who are serial liars with no conscience. They can 'con' everyone they meet and do much damage - until those around them realise there is a pattern. Difficult Personalities explains how to identify those patterns and shows that these 'con artists' or 'chameleons' are more common than we may think.

  • Pub date: 1 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143011989
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Authors

Hazel Edwards

Hazel Edwards, O.A.M., is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. Her beloved picture book series 'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake' has been hugely popular for almost forty years, inspiring a musical stage production and a short movie. Hippo gets lots of fan mail.
Awarded the Australian Society of Authors’ Medal in 2009, Hazel has been nominated three times for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Helen McGrath

Dr Helen McGrath is a counselling psychologist in private practice as well as an adjunct professor at RMIT University. A highly regarded consultant, conference speaker and media commentator, she has written a number of successful books and articles on social skills, relationships and wellbeing for the general community, educators and health and workplace professionals.


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