Helen McGrath completed her undergraduate degree and Diploma of Education at the University of Sydney and her Masters degree and Ph.D at Monash University. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at RMIT University as well as a part-time senior lecturer in the School of Education at Deakin University. She also has a small private psychology practice in Cheltenham, Melbourne. Helen is a leading psychologist and educator with a particular interest and expertise in mental health, social skills and relationships. She is the author or co-author of 22 books for educators, psychologists and the general community. Acclaimed children's author of over 200 titles, Hazel Edwards is best known for her popular classic There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake.
"A no-frills resource that is both easy to understand and highly
informative... Whether the problem person is a chronic complainer,
a fount of insults, or a perpetual martyr, you are guaranteed to
find in-depth analysis, including what they do, why they do it, and
strategies to help cope with that person in a positive, healthy
way. The authors also have advice for people who recognize
bothersome traits in themselves. McGrath and Edwards have avoided
scientific jargon and created a handbook people can put to use
immediately. There's nothing difficult about this book, except for
the subject it gracefully explicates."--Publishers Weekly
"Gets to the heart of the matter and offers a real plan for change and coping."--Library Journal
"Concise, well-organized advice that will help readers identify and deal more effectively with the troublesome people in their lives."--Albert Bernstein, PhD, author of Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry, Dinosaur Brains: Dealing with All Those Impossible People at Work, and Am I the Only Sane One Working Here?
"As a professional in the field of psychology, I'm impressed with Difficult Personalities' content and useful information. It's easy to read--both a good reference book and practical for anyone."--Martha Manning, PhD, author of Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the Surface
"Comprehensive information delivered in a straightforward manner, this book is a must read for those who wish to better understand and deal with the difficult people in their lives."--George K. Simon, Jr., PhD, author of In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People