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Talking to "Crazy": How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life

Mark Goulston
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"Finally! The book that helps you deal with irrational, impossible people." - Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Let's face it: we all know people who are downr... Read More
"Finally! The book that helps you deal with irrational, impossible people." - Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Let's face it: we all know people who are downright irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what's the solution? How do you talk to someone who just won't listen? What can you do with an unrealistic boss, an angry spouse, or an overly emotional friend? You can't win by ignoring the insanity-and you can't argue it away. But you can stop it cold. Top-ranked psychiatrist and communication expert Mark Goulston shows you how in Talking to "Crazy", a life-changing book for everyone trapped in maddening personal or professional relationships. Goulston unlocks the mysteries of the irrational mind, and explains how faulty thinking patterns develop. His keen insights are matched by a set of counterintuitive strategies proven to defuse crazy behavior, along with scripts, examples, and exercises that teach you how to use them. You'll learn: Why people act the way they do * How instinctive responses can exacerbate the situation-and what to do instead * When to confront a problem and when to walk away * How to activate the Sanity Cycle-which quickly transforms you from threat to ally * How to use 14 simple, but effective communication techniques, including assertive submission flattery, the kiss-off, and more * And much more You can't reason with unreasonable people-but you can reach them. This powerful and practical book shows you how. Read Less

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  • Contributor(s)Mark Goulston
  • About the Contributor(s) Mark Goulston, MD, FAPA is a board-certified psychiatrist, fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry...

    Mark Goulston, MD, FAPA is a board-certified psychiatrist, fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA NPI, and a former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer. He is the creator of Theory Y Executive Coaching—which he provides to CEOs, presidents, founders, and entrepreneurs—and is a TEDx and international keynote speaker. He is the creator and developer of Surgical Empathy, a process to help people recover and heal from PTSD, prevent suicide in teenagers and young adults, and help organizations overcome implicit bias. Dr. Goulston is the author or principal author of seven prior books, including Why Cope When you Can Heal: How Healthcare Heroes of COVID-19 Can Recover from PTSD, PTSD for Dummies, Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior, Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone, Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In, and Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life. He hosts the My Wakeup Call podcast, where he speaks with influencers about their purpose in life and the wakeup calls that led them there. He also is the co-creator and moderator of the multi-honored documentary Stay Alive: An Intimate Conversation About Suicide Prevention.

    He appears frequently as a human psychology and behavior subject-area expert across all media, including news outlets ABC, NBC, CBS, and BBC News, as well as CNN, Today, Oprah, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Fast Company, Huffington Post, and Westwood One.

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  • ISBN-139780814439296
  • Publish Date07/10/2018
  • PublisherAMACOM
  • Format Softcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)0.64 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)22.94 lb
  • Dimensions 9.0(h) x 6.0(w) x 0.78(d) inches
  • Pages272
  • Price $11.37

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