How to Hug a Porcupine: Dealing with Toxic & Difficult to Love Personalities

by John L. Lund

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A toxic person is defined as an individual that cannot be pleased. The difference between toxic and nontoxic behavior is the approach. How they deal with negative is the issue. The manner in which they treat others is what defines them as toxic. Every one seems to know someone who is toxic. What if the toxic personality is a spouse, boss, child, or in-law? The objective is to stay in control of oneself and to define his or own life as a good person and not be defined by the toxic. The challenge is not to let toxic people cause you to become as toxic as they are.

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John L. Lund

Dr. John L. Lund holds Bachelor's degrees in sociology and education from Brigham Young University, a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Doctor of Education from Brigham Young University. Because of his emphasis in research, he also completed the equivalent of a Doctoral Minor in Statistics. He has taught as adjunct faculty at major universities throughout Washington, Idaho, California and Utah. He is a consultant to both the business world and the private sector as a family counselor. He holds three certifications as an Arbitrator, Mediator, and a Negotiator and is published in the State of Utah roster of Mediators and Arbitrators.

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A must read book
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is an excellent book. I would recommend it to anyone that may need to understand toxic relationships or difficult relationships they may be in or know of someone in.

Very empowering
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is an important one for everyone since we all have to live with porcupines. It is also good for self improvement since we all behave badly at from time to time. Great book.

Good stuff
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book has really helped me, because I have many people on my husband's side that are hard to love. It helped to open my eyes and be more willing to try.

Wonderful book.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I've noticed more and more the increase of toxic people in my life and the life of my spouse. How sad that there are such relationships that sometimes are forced upon you. This book helps to take the sting out of dealing with such people. A wonderful read.

An outstanding book.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book examines toxic personalities -- how to recognize toxicity within ourselves and others, and deal with it. It is one of the best books I have read for dealing with problems that commonly occur within families. The book over emphasizes how destructive criticism can be (may be a personal perspective), but if you patiently plow through the repetition, you are richly rewarded with the material that follows.

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