Talking to Crazy

How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life (2015.10)


关于本书 About the book

Talking to Crazy acknowledges that each person has the potential to be a little crazy, giving into irrational behavior when the mood strikes. These blinks offer sound advice on how to empathize and communicate with a person in “crazy mode” so you can keep yourself from going off the deep end, too.

本书金句 Key insights

● When a person is having a crazy episode, it’s usually because of some major event in that person’s past. A lot of craziness, for example, is rooted in childhood experiences.

● You might not know how to respond when a person starts acting crazily. But here’s an important point: don’t try to argue. Arguing never helps.

● A person’s craziness may well be rooted in his past, but such people often find themselves acting out because they want to feel control.

● Craziness manifests itself in many forms. Screaming or crying is easier to identify, but manipulation is a kind of craziness, too.

● It’s hard to deal with a crazy person who is screaming and yelling. However, it’s also hard to deal with the opposite: a person who shuts down and won’t tell you what’s going on in his head.