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Sunday, February 4, 2018

2/5/18 9:45am - Bill Eddy called in to KUCI 88.9fm to talk about his book, 5 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE (TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House)

LISTEN to today's featured guest, Bill Eddy!

Is your partner or boss ruining your life? Five types of people can destroy your reputation, your relationship, your finances, your physical health, or your sanity. These high-conflict personalities account for 10% of the population in the US alone, and at last there is a solution for identifying, avoiding, and dealing with them: Bill Eddy’s book, 5 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE (TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House; On Sale: February 6, 2018). 

As an experienced psychotherapist, family law specialist, and mediator, Eddy provides strategies to help you defend yourself from Narcissistic, Borderline, Antisocial, Paranoid, and Histrionic high-conflict personalities, so you can safeguard your work and personal life.

Eddy illuminates how to:

· Detect warning signs of the five high-conflict personalities in others

· Circumvent interactions with high-conflict personalities to maintain your mental well being

· Use the “WEB method”—analysis of their Words, your Emotions, and their Behavior—to evaluate whether to hire or date that person

· Avoid becoming a high-conflict personality’s “Target of Blame” by developing personality awareness

· Ameliorate conflict with family members, coworkers, etc., who we might identify as high-conflict personalities

Research shows that personality disorders are increasing. You are bound to deal with a high-conflict personality or already had the displeasure of doing so. To prepare yourself—instead of being caught by surprise—5 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE provides you with the tools to prevent high-conflict personalities from annihilating your professional or individual happiness.

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.

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