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Difficult Personalities

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Difficult Personalities

A Practical Guide to Managing the Hurtful Behaviour of Others (and Perhaps Your Own!)

Helen McGrath & Hazel Edwards


We all have people in our lives who frustrate, annoy or hurt us.  Consider those who claim 'I'm always right!', workplace bullies, or obsessive personality types. And most of us hurt others occasionally, too.

In Difficult Personalities Dr Helen McGrath and Hazel Edwards take common situations and offer strategies to help, including:


  • anger and conflict management
  • achieving empathy
  • optimism and assertion
  • making decisions about difficult relationships


This is a reassuring guide to dealing with the challenging behaviour we encounter daily, as well as with our own.  It's an essential resource for understanding, living with or working with people whose behaviour is frustrating, confusing or damaging


To order this book contact:
Penguin Australia
The American edition can be purchased from Amazon