Talking to Crazy

Talking to Crazy

How to Deal With the Irrational and Impossible People in your Life

Book - 2016
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Difficult people can make life hard, but a select few can make it hell. The boss with nonsensical demands. The spouse who explodes at nothing. The overly emotional coworker, hostile neighbor, or friend who frequently bursts into tears. Marriages, families, friendships, careers, businesses--crazy people drag them all down with their manipulation, volatility, and inability to see the world rationally. You can't win by just ignoring the craziness or trying to reason with it. But you can stop it cold. Top-ranked psychiatrist and communication expert Mark Goulston shows you exactly how to do that in this life-changing book for everyone trapped in personal or workplace relationships that feel confusing, stressful, or downright hopeless. 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.--Adapted from book jacket.
Published: New York :, AMACOM, American Management Association,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780814436363
Branch Call Number: 158.2 GOU
Characteristics: vii, 259 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Nov 06, 2017

This book is an excellent guide to constructively interacting with difficult, irrational, manipulative people. I definitely recommend it.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at DBRL

To Top