Think Like a Shrink

100 Principles for Seeing Deeply into Yourself and Others


About The Book

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (May 8, 2001)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780684866031

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Raves and Reviews

Theodore I. Rubin, M.D. author of Compassion and Self-Hate Always interesting, practical, and accessible, these insights are delivered in plain English.

Constance Dalenberg, Ph.D. Director, Trauma Research Institute, and author of Countertransference and the Treatment of Trauma In this honest and refreshing volume, Dr. Rosen offers the reader a series of catalysts to self-understanding and self-acceptance. A unique contribution to the field.

Calvin A. Colarusso, M.D. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego Dr. Rosen has distilled the essence of clinical psychiatry and developmental theory in this most outstanding book....Of great value to those who wish to better understand themselves and those they love.

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