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The normal personality : a new way of thinking about people

Author: Steven Reiss
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author argues that human beings are naturally intolerant of people who express values significantly different from their own. Because of this intolerance, psychologists and psychiatrists sometimes confuse individuality with abnormality and thus over diagnose disorders.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reiss, Steven.
Normal personality.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)945911653
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Reiss
ISBN: 9780521881067 0521881064
OCLC Number: 133465427
Description: ix, 201 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: My wife thinks something is wrong with me --
The sixteen basic desires --
Intensity of basic motivation --
Normal personality types --
Overcoming personal troubles --
Six reasons for adolescent underachievement --
Self-hugging and personal "blind" spots --
Relationship troubles --
Reinterpretation of Myers-Briggs Personality Types --
The sixteen principles of motivation.
Responsibility: Steven Reiss.
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In this book, Reiss shows how normal motives - not anxiety or traumatic experiences - underlie many personality and relationship problems.  Read more...

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'... In a time when children, and even household pets, swallow Prozac, Reiss revives a neglected diagnosis for worrywarts, wallflowers, daydreamers, pessimists, and eccentrics alike: normal. He Read more...

 
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