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by Suzette Haden Elgin

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In her international bestseller The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense, psycholinguist Suzette Elgin showed us how to protect ourselves from the "slings and arrows" of verbal abuse by employing a whole arsenal of defensive responses. In this sequel, she introduces a whole new strategy, moving us beyond response into a more proactive realm. Illustrated with realistic examples, this practical guide teaches us a number of new verbal skills, including how to:* identify the five main verbal behavior patterns * isolate trigger words in various verbal attacks * anticipate the direction of a conversation* take control of a potentially explosive exchange* and defuse "time bomb" phrases. Written in a breezy, jargon-free style, this valuable little book will show you how to survive the battle and emerge the victor in the ongoing War of Words!

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ISBN9780671764357
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PublisherFireside
GanreSelf Help
Release date 01.06.1991
Pages count300
File size7.5 Mb
eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
Book rating4.16 (32 votes)

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