BILL EDDY: 5 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE
Listen to the Big Blend Radio interview with Bill Eddy, who discusses the insights and high conflict personalities in his new book, “5 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE: Identifying and Dealing with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other High-Conflict Personalities”.
If you have ever dealt with a coworker who creates needless drama at work, contended with a family member who blames you for everything that went wrong in his life, or dated someone who seemed too good to be true, you have likely come across a High Conflict Personality. Accounting for thirty-five million people in the US alone, HCPs come in contact with nearly everyone – and have the potential to wreak havoc on your personal relationships, work-life, and overall sense of well-being.
In “5 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE: Identifying and Dealing with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other High-Conflict Personalities” (A TarcherPerigee Paperback), Bill Eddy outlines the most common High Conflict Personality types. Drawing on his experience as a psychotherapist, family law specialist and mediator, Eddy helps readers quickly identify, avoid, and deal with Narcissistic, Borderline, Antisocial, Paranoid, and Histrionic personalities.
In this invaluable guide, Eddy explains how to:
- Discover the surprisingly predictable patterns of High-Conflict Personalities
- Use the “WEB method” – analysis of their Words, your Emotions, and their Behavior – to assess whether to hire, elect, or date someone
- Avoid becoming an HCP’s Target of Blame by developing personality awareness
- Use specific phrases to diffuse issues commonly caused by each HCP
- Deal with negative advocates (those who blindly support the HCP’s destructive agenda)
- Look for counselors and lawyers who have personality awareness and can offer help to those dealing with HCP’s
Because studies suggest that the percentage of HCPs is increasing, and because most of us no longer live in the communities that used to screen out and manage these personalities, it has become essential for us to learn how to identify and avoid the volatile individuals that we often come across. Using Eddy’s proven, empathy-driven conflict-management methods and mediation techniques, 5 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE will show readers how to safeguard reputations, escape negative relationships, and build stable, strong connections.
BILL EDDY is the co-founder and president of the High Conflict Institute, a company devoted to helping individuals and organizations deal with high-conflict people. Eddy is a Certified Family Law Specialist and Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego. He is also a Licensed Clinical Social worker with twelve years’ experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. He has taught negotiation and mediation and currently serves on the faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law. www.HighConflictInstitute.com