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Think Like a Shrink: 100 Principles for Seeing Deeply Into Yourself and Others

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A Companion for the Uncouched

Based on a highly regarded article in Psychology Today that has been reprinted worldwide, Think Like a Shrink is a personality primer that refines years of psychiatric training into 100 principles. Here you will quickly learn to understand what motivates your boss, your spouse, your parents — and yourself. Incorporating the most basic fundamentals that drive the human personality, these principles are short, clear, and simple, but not simplistic. They include enlightening observations and real eye-openers, such as:

  • Some people never forgive a favor.
  • In any marriage, there can only be one number one.
  • Too much love may mean hate; too much hate may mean love.
  • Successful neuroses help people fail.
  • Electra and Oedipus keep psychiatrists in business.

Synopsis:

A Companion for the Uncouched

Based on a highly regarded article in Psychology Today that has been reprinted worldwide, Think Like a Shrink is a personality primer that refines years of psychiatric training into 100 principles. Here you will quickly learn to understand what motivates your boss, your spouse, your parents — and yourself. Incorporating the most basic fundamentals that drive the human personality, these principles are short, clear, and simple, but not simplistic. They include enlightening observations and real eye-openers, such as:

  • Some people never forgive a favor.
  • In any marriage, there can only be one number one.
  • Too much love may mean hate; too much hate may mean love.
  • Successful neuroses help people fail.
  • Electra and Oedipus keep psychiatrists in business.

Synopsis:

In this insightful book Dr. Rosen reveals what goes on behind the facades shrinks present to patients, including how they arrive at the unspoken evaluations they make during therapy sessions. "Think Like a Shrink" not only breaks the therapist's treasured code of silence, it explains how readers can apply the same insights and techniques to increase their own self-awareness and speed the healing process.

About the Author

Emanuel H. Rosen, M.D., a graduate of City College of New York's six-year B.S./M.D. program and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, completed his internship at Duke University Medical Center and residency at the Menninger Foundation. He practices psychiatry in La Jolla, California.

Table of Contents

Contents

INTRODUCTION

THE BIG PICTURE

A Human Is a Human Is a Human

Fantasies Rule

The Unconscious Mind Is a Constant, Invisible Influence

Sociopathy Is Common

You Can't Choose Your Feelings

In Order to Comprehend More Clearly, Stand Back

FAMILY INFLUENCES

Our Families Are Always with Us, Forever...

...And What We Know of Intimacy, We Learned from Mom and Dad

Much of Self-Esteem Comes from Mothers' Nurturing

Those Who Don't Remember Their Childhood May Want to Forget It

The Ills of the Fathers, or Mothers, Really Are Visited upon the Children

Boundaries Define People the Way Borders Define Countries

Successful Neuroses Help People Fail

SEX

The Way People Feel About Sex Is Critical to Their Psychology

Whenever Two People of the Same Sex Are in a Room, There Is Always Homosexual Tension, Even If They Are Not Aware of It

Yes, Children Do Want to be Sexual with Their Opposite-Sex Parents...

...And Electra and Oedipus Keep Psychiatrists in Business

Women Do Not Suffer from Penis Envy Nearly As Much As Men Do

Women May Feel That Physical Attractiveness Is a Passage to Security and Fulfillment

Sometimes Sex Can Be Used as a Form of Repayment

Genital Potency Does Not Equal Sexual Potency

RELATIONSHIPS

Intimate Relationships Are the Only Real Measuring Stick for Emotional Health

We Cannot Help Transferring Relationship Patterns

Aggressive Men Often Cower Around Their Wives and Girlfriends

Needy People Immediately Create Chaos in Relationships

Criticism Destroys Relationships

Shallow People Rebound Quickly, Too Quickly

Women Who Angle for Male Attention May Never Have Hooked Maternal Affection...

...And Don Juan Had an Absent Father

Men Misunderstand Female Friendships Because They Aren't Women

Most Women Really Do Want a Man to Protect and Take Care of Them

Too Much Love May Mean Hate; Too Much Hate May Mean Love

Total Isolation Is Never Healthy and Adaptive

MOVING FORWARD

History Repeats Itself, Over and Over and Over...

...But You Can Learn to Help Yourself — Sometimes

You Can Use Your Cortex to Master Your Limbic System

Neutrality, Though Often Desired, Is Difficult to Achieve

A Goal-Directed Focus Can Lead to Poor Results

It Is the Experience That Heals, Not Just the Insight...

...Therefore, Intimate Relationships Are Great Therapy

MARRIAGE

Marriage Is to "Living Together" As Apples Are to Oranges

Marriage Is Not a Happy Ending; It Is Only the Beginning...

...And It Is Easier to Say What Marriage Is Not Than What It Is

There Can Only Be One "Number One" in a Marriage

dYou Can't Change Your Spouse

Couples Tend to Socialize with Couples and Singles with Singles

Parenthood Is Not for Everyone

An Extramarital Affair Is Itself Less Important Than What Led to It...

...And Also Less Important Than What Comes After It

Kids Keep Marriages Together

Divorce Doesn't Solve Everything and Usually Introduces New Challenges

COMMUNICATION

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

If You Really Want to Relate, Let People Free Associate

Asking Is More Effective Than Telling

Beware Unsolicited Denials

Defense Mechanisms May Be Inauthentic

What People Say Is Sometimes Less Important Than Why They Are Saying It...

...For Instance, We Can Tell a Lot About People by the Way They Say Goodbye

OUTWARD APPEARANCES

The Best Defense Is a Good Offense

Once-Traumatized People May Develop a Stubborn Need to Control

Emotions Are Harmless; It Is Behavior That Can Harm

Charmers Can Be Manipulative

The Hardest Workers Often Have the Lowest Self-Esteem

Control Freaks Secretly Fear Being Out of Control

"People Who Need People" May Be Troubled

What Is on the Outside Is Often the Exact Opposite of What Is on the Inside

THE INNER SELF

Some People Love to Suffer

Some People Never Forgive a Favor

Don't Swim with Sharks, Except in Very Big Pools...

...Because Vain People Marry Accessories...

...And the Exploitable Often Cling to the Exploiters

Excessive Competition Does Not a Good Bedfellow Make

Those Who Can't Get Comfortable in Their Own Skin May Claw at Others...

...So Give Paranoids a Wide Berth

The Dog-Eat-Dog World Cultivates Paranoia

MATURING

Grown-ups Don't Stop Growing...

...But You Can Get Stuck Anywhere, Any Time

Destablized Security Exposes People's Psychological Well-Being

As We Age, No One Escapes the Consequences of Uncompleted Work...

...Therefore, the Most Important Element of Midlife Transition Is Honesty

Men Throw Reason Out the Window During a Midlife Crisis (That's Why It's Called a Crisis)

Being a Grandparent May Be Life's Greatest Pleasure

People Who Deal Well with Life, Deal Well with Death

PARENTING

Parenthood Is Life's Most Rewarding Classroom

Supermom Is As Real As Superman

Good Parenting Is Founded on Consistency

If You Drag Your Children Back to Eden, Forbidden Fruit Will Be a Bumper Crop

The Children of Overprotective Parents Become Underprotected Adults

Don't Be Adolescent in Dealing with Adolescents

Kids Need Both Parents

Mothers' Primal Bond Is, First and Foremost, to Their Children

In a Divorce, Children Often Lose

Mental Health Problems Can Suddenly Surface During Adolescence

There Is Passion in Family Life

ISSUES OF DESPAIR

Hopelessness Is Emotional Cyanide

Nurture Cannot Always Overcome Nature

Depression Is the Common Cold of Psychiatry

A Depressed Degenerate Is in Better Shape Than One Who Is Not

Castration Anxiety Is Real

People Regress to Earlier Behaviors Under Stress

To Succeed, Confront Your Fears

People Who Fall Apart over Trivial Matters May Need Help

The Best Treatment for Anxiety Is Involvement

People Who Are Addicted to Watching Violence Are Often Suppressing Plenty of It

Doing Nothing Can Be Very Pushy

Behind Many Spoken Fears Lurk Unconscious Wishes

Those Who Bully May Have Been Previously Victimized

Bad People Act, Whereas Good People Only Fantasize

NO SPEEDY CONCLUSIONS

Most of What Drives Us Is Very Well Hidden

Buzzwords Never Cured Anyone

If Therapy Isn't Helping, Get a New Therapist's Input

People Can Overdo Shrink-Think

Acceptance Is a Critical Step Toward Emotional Health

GLOSSARY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684866031
With:
D'Elgin, Tershia
Author:
Rosen, Emanuel
Author:
Rosen, Emmanuel Dr
Author:
Rosen, Emmanuel Dr.
Author:
Rosencher, Emmanuel
Author:
D'Elgin, Tershia
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Psychoanalysis
Subject:
Movements - Psychoanalysis
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 24
Publication Date:
May 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.27 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A Companion for the Uncouched

Based on a highly regarded article in Psychology Today that has been reprinted worldwide, Think Like a Shrink is a personality primer that refines years of psychiatric training into 100 principles. Here you will quickly learn to understand what motivates your boss, your spouse, your parents — and yourself. Incorporating the most basic fundamentals that drive the human personality, these principles are short, clear, and simple, but not simplistic. They include enlightening observations and real eye-openers, such as:

  • Some people never forgive a favor.
  • In any marriage, there can only be one number one.
  • Too much love may mean hate; too much hate may mean love.
  • Successful neuroses help people fail.
  • Electra and Oedipus keep psychiatrists in business.
"Synopsis" by , In this insightful book Dr. Rosen reveals what goes on behind the facades shrinks present to patients, including how they arrive at the unspoken evaluations they make during therapy sessions. "Think Like a Shrink" not only breaks the therapist's treasured code of silence, it explains how readers can apply the same insights and techniques to increase their own self-awareness and speed the healing process.
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