We all have people in our lives who frustrate, annoy or hurt us. Consider those who claim 'I'm always right!', workplace bullies, or obsessive personality types. And most of us hurt others occasionally, too.
In Difficult Personalities Dr Helen McGrath and Hazel Edwards take common situations and offer strategies to help, including:
- anger and conflict management
- achieving empathy
- optimism and assertion
- making decisions about difficult relationships
This is a reassuring guide to dealing with the challenging behaviour we encounter daily, as well as with our own. It's an essential resource for understanding, living with or working with people whose behaviour is frustrating, confusing or damaging.
About the Author
Best known for There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
, which was recently translated into Chinese, Hazel writes across media, for adults & children.
A literary ambassador, Hazel is involved with the 2012 National Year of Reading and the Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge. She holds 'webinars', mentors and is a director on the Australian Society of Authors' committee. She is the recipient of the 2009 ASA Medal awarded by her writing peers.
Based on her Writing a Non Boring Family History,
Hazel runs workshops for genealogists. Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop
in the Aussie Heroes series is her latest junior history book and available in print & ebook.
Her latest picture books include Flight of the Bumblebee
with classical music CD, Plato the Platypus Plumber
and the new Birthday hippo.
Dr Helen McGrath is a counselling psychologist in private practice as well as an adjunct professor at RMIT University. A highly regarded consultant, conference speaker and media commentator, she has written a number of successful books and articles on social skills, relationships and wellbeing for the general community, educators and health and workplace professionals.