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Prepare to be Tortured: If you read this book. Better resources are out there. AVOID AVOID AVOID
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2018
This is a self published rant, not a book worth reading. I have unfortunately suffered through 2 relationships with narcissists. This book reads like a rant from a jilted ex-girlfriend. A relationship with a narcissist is dangerous. It is not about assigning what the author purports are traits (they are just her point of view of what she didn't like in her experience in her relationship) - it is about protecting yourself.
Narcissists do not have a relationship with you. They play a game with you, they toy with you - because they do not care about you. It is all about them and how and what THEY want. There is only one real way to protect yourself in a relationship with a narcissist: PAY ATTENTION.
It will start with declarations of love (love bombing) and they will REGRESS emotion from there. They will say things off handed about you in a disrespectful way, they will see if they can get your money, but really the best thing to pay attention to is IS YOUR PARTNER CONTRIBUTING TO THE RELATIONSHIP?
Narcissists do NOT contribute to a relationship. There will be sex, sure. That is for their own entertainment. They will do NOTHING to keep you in a relationship, there will be NO reciprocity, and they will do nothing but STUDY YOU so they can try and flip the psychological script on you and make YOU into the bad person, and most assuredly hurting you psychologically AND physically.
This person who claims to be an author basically aired her bad opinions of men and at the end of the book writes "maybe it will inspire you to write a book, too!"
They have no credentials, they are not an expert on the topic, and the tone of the 'work' is very much in the way of something a person should discuss with a therapist, not a book. DO NOT PREPARE TO BE TORTURED. BE PREPARED TO AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Both narcissists and this book. AB Jamieson should see a psychiatrist and discuss these issues with them, as the pamphlet published does not offer any value past the title.
Yes, a narcissist will torture you. Yes, they describe their experience being tortured. The rest is just a litany of complaints that offers no value in narcissist behavior - not all narcs are alike. They operate with similar goals e.g. using a would-be romantic partner and then hurting them as much as possible when they are done with them.
If you want to read page after page of someone complaining about their last relationship, then you can read this book. If you want to learn about a topic like narcissists and how to avoid them, or break away when you discovery them - then go somewhere else. This was a waste of money and was like listening to a first date complain about their last relationship.
Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Psychopaths are very similar and very dangerous. There are too many in America today and to avoid becoming a victim of them I urge you to educate yourselves about these topics and associate these topics with the dating world.