The Highly Sensitive Person's Guide to Dealing with Toxic People
Highly sensitive people (HSPs) and those who identify as empaths are natural targets for narcissists, emotional vampires, and other controlling people due to their giving nature. The Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Dealing with Toxic People is a practical road map to help HSPs identify and deal effectively with toxic people—at work, in the family, in friendships, or in romantic relationships.
Reclaim your power from narcissists, manipulators, and other toxic people.
If you’re a highly sensitive person, or identify as an “empath,” you may feel easily overwhelmed by the world around you, suffer from “people—pleasing,” experience extreme anxiety or stress in times of conflict, or even take on the emotions of others. Due to your naturally giving nature, you may also be a target for narcissists and self—centered individuals who seek to exploit others for their own gain. So, how can you protect yourself?
In The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide to Dealing with Toxic People, you’ll learn evidence—based skills grounded in cognitive—behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you recognize and shut down the common manipulation tactics used by toxic people, such as gaslighting, stonewalling, projection, covert put—downs, and love bombing. You’ll also discover targeted tips to protect yourself from the five main types of toxic people:
* Garden—variety boundary—steppers
* Crazymakers and attention—seekers
* Emotional vampires
* Sociopaths and psychopaths
Finally, you’ll learn how to heal from toxic or narcissistic abuse, and find strategies for establishing healthy boundaries and a strong sense of self. If you’re an HSP who is ready to take a stand against the toxic people in your life, this book has everything you need to survive and thrive.