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Amazingly, Government-run programs designed to impede the acceleration of these tribulations are now blamed for much of the escalation, as the irresponsibility for one's own actions are justified, and actually promoted by government intervention.
All families, including our own, suffer from this toxicity, and it is growing more prevalent in a society of weak family values, diminishing ideologies, and emotional vacancy.
One can recognize a toxic person, and even see elements of it in themselves.
Here are several books that can help you cope, and to deal with this amazingly frustrating and painful problem.
• The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work by Richard J. Leider, Berrett-Koehler Publishers 1997.Toxic people seem to suffer, primarily, from low self-esteem, though it might be both promoted and perceived to be just the opposite. They try to project their lack of confidence onto others in order to disguise their own shortcomings and failings. Some of the common dysfunctional personalities fall into these categories, as shown below . . . More
• The Rookie’s Playbook: Insights and Dirt for New Principals by Autumn Tooms, Rowland and Littlefield 2005.
• I Thought I Was the Crazy One: 201 Ways to identify and Deal with Toxic People by Ruthie O. Grant, Personhood Press 2003.
• Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry by Albert J. Bernstein, Ph.D. McGraw-Hill Professional 2002.
Toxic family and friends should be expelled from your life, for your own good from Ken LaRive at the Facets website
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