Title Tricky People: How to Deal with Horrible Types Before They Ruin Your Life
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Australia HarperCollins 2009
0732298199 / 9780732298197
Seller ID 056861
xiv + 194 indexed pages including bibliographical references. Adopting Jean-Paul Sartre's dictum, 'Hell is other people', Andrew Fuller, author of the highly successful Tricky Kids, takes us on a voyage through a rogues' gallery of weird, nasty and not-so-loveable types. These are people whom we may have the misfortune to meet at breakfast, at work, at a family reunion, or even (horrors!) in bed at night. Tricky People profiles the whole scary range of 'difficult' types: back-stabbers, white-anters, blamers, whingers, bullies, tyrants, controllers, charmers, know-it-alls, perfectionists, competitors and the seriously self-obsessed. It offers imaginative yet practical ways to deal with these dangerous and frustrating creatures and identify the slippery techniques they employ to get their way. Buried cleverly within all the humour is an in-depth look at how difficult people manage us for their own ends - and how to overturn that. It helps us understand relationship patterns, office politics, our own shortcomings in our dealings with others, and what a difficult person might be able to teach us. Andrew Fuller is a Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist Fellow, Departments of Psychiatry and Learning and Educational Development University of Melbourne, Ambassador for Mind Matters Member, National Coalition Against Bullying and a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI, the ABE on children's television shows. Andrew has recently been described as an "interesting mixture of Billy Connolly, Tim Winton and Frasier Crane" and as someone who "puts the heart back into psychology".