• 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life

  • Identifying and Dealing with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other High-Conflict Personalities
  • By: Bill Eddy
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Some difficult people aren't just hard to deal with - they're dangerous.

Do you know someone whose moods swing wildly? Do they act unreasonably suspicious or antagonistic? Do they blame others for their own problems?

When a high-conflict person has one of five common personality disorders - borderline, narcissistic, paranoid, antisocial, or histrionic - they can lash out in risky extremes of emotion and aggression. And once an HCP decides to target you, they're hard to shake.

But there are ways to protect yourself. Using empathy-driven conflict management techniques, Bill Eddy, a lawyer and therapist with extensive mediation experience, will teach you to:

  • Spot warning signs of the five high-conflict personalities in others and in yourself.
  • Manage relationships with HCPs at work and in your private life.
  • Safely avoid or end dangerous and stressful interactions with HCPs.

Filled with expert advice and real-life anecdotes, 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life is an essential guide to helping you escape negative relationships, build healthy connections, and safeguard your reputation and personal life in the process. And if you have a high-conflict personality, this book will help you help yourself.

©2018 Bill Eddy (P)2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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This book should be required reading.

Unfortunately, I found myself the target of Sociopaths too many times to count. I decided to buy this book in an effort to figure out why. This should be required reading for anyone that works with people. I learned that being sensitive, caring and vulnerable can make you a target but you don't have to be a victim. And any field can be rife with them, especially the caring professions.

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Great Insight

This Audio book is easy to listen to and gives many suggestions to help you identify high conflict personalities. I think this a great start to understanding difficult people.

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I Struggled to finish because of the length of the book. It did help though.

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Eye Opening

This gave me deep insight to exactly what type of personality and that there were more than one, how to identify it and how to deal with it. it feels so amazing to know I'm not the one that's crazy and that all the things I thought my boyfriend of 11 years was doing intentionally.... WAS!

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Super useful

I wish I had this knowledge years ago. This book provides some very good examples of identifying and dealing with people who exhibit high conflict personalities.

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Great insight into the human personality disorder.

I enjoyed the information it was very interesting. It was almost Scary to read because of the fact that it underlines the difference between people and their personalities. I unfortunately and yet inevitably already knew to some extent I had narcissistic traits. fortunately this read should give me the knowledge to stop and think about my actions before following through with a poor unbalanced decision. I feel the correlation between the nature/nurture and what your born with play a big role into your personality. Another therapist I study, notes attachment theory as a premise as to why we do what we do as adults. That we develop these attachments as young as 1 year old and in many cases have literally no control over it. I'm hopeful that through gaining knowledge of mental health that I can re-wire myself into my best possible self. Big thanks to Bill and Tom. I'll be checking out your other books.

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A Magnificent tome on an obscure, relevant topic

Eddy uses plain language to deconstruct complex constructs to make them useful and practical. The
High-Conflict Personality is on encountered by everyone at so point or another. This book contain universally important insights in
identifying, & coping w difficult people.

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Life Changing

This is the 2nd most important book I’ve ever read, next to the Holy Bible.

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Excellent book

Ignore the negative reviews. The narration was excellent and the writing very well done.
His examples were very useful. You can see the author has years of experience. He shares it well

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disorienting and Delectable

Compelling examination of some great films and the crazy people who made them. Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty; Brando, Scorsese , Marty, Robert Evans,Jack Nicholson Ray LiOtta Julie Christie, Coppla Fishburn Sheen . there's a a lot of names to drop in this rambling slightly gonzo examination of what was going on in film during
his amazing artistic apex

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