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I'm OK you are MESSED UP!

how to avoid disfunctional people
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This book would outline ALL the basic things to look for in a messed up person. It would appeal to both those who do not like disfunction, and those who crave it - destined to be a best seller. Written in simple easy language, not "shrinkinease". Has to be HONEST. It would also give advise as to how to remove yourself from yucky people, what to say when you have to speak to them, and how to stand your ground without getting yourself killed. And a chapter or two on how to stop giving in to messed up people - including your kids, mom, or boss.
hotrodmama, Nov 29 2000

Lilian Glass: Toxic People http://www.amazon.c...12152329/halfbakery
"10 Ways of Dealing With People Who Make Your Life Miserable." (Mentioned by [bobofthefuture].) [jutta, Aug 17 2002]

AA Cavaiola, NJ Lavender: Toxic Coworkers http://www.amazon.c...72242191/halfbakery
"How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job". Why, it's a franchise! [jutta, Aug 17 2002]

Official Safety and Security.com http://officialsafetyandsecurity.com
Your official site for stun guns, pepper spray, hidden cameras and other quality yet affordable safety and security products. [morganenterprise, Apr 18 2008]


       I'm guessing you've had an encounter with one lately.
egnor, Nov 29 2000

       I'd buy a copy. It would probably be the only way to find out how messed-up I really am.
baf, Nov 29 2000

       Actually, I just want a T-Shirt with that title on it.
Susen, Feb 09 2001

       Just have your local artist or graphics-savvy geek help you with the typesetting and then use cafe press. (www.cafepress.com.)
jutta, Feb 10 2001

Jutta, to post a link, use the link button that appears under the idea, like PeterSealy has done...
PotatoStew, Feb 10 2001

       UnaBubba: Feeling guilty, Potatostew went to the "God Debate" idea and is playing nice...
iuvare, Feb 12 2001

       I certainly hope that Jutta realizes that I was totally kidding around... I'd hate to see my screen name mysteriously changed to "PotatoStewSucks" or anything like that.
PotatoStew, Feb 12 2001, last modified Feb 13 2001

       I think this would work better if we could look for such signs in normal-seeming people; the REALLY dysfunctional types are pretty obvious. :)
arghblah, Feb 13 2001

       I'm thinking that this would have to be a multi-volume set.
phoenix, Aug 09 2001

       Chemicals accumulated and excreted as a result of diet, hormones et cetera may also indicate a 'messed up' person... Perhaps, at the back of the book you should include a cardboard plate which you pour bodily fluid samples onto- it will change colour. You put slider wheels on top of the plate and slide them around indicating various behaviours and the colour of the plate underneath would indicate a type and level of messed up. Kinda like a home pregnancy meets driver fatigue test.
sdm, Aug 09 2001

       Are you one of the case studies?
thumbwax, May 14 2002

       This sounds like a great book! You know what they say, four out of five people are messed up. That means if you look at your four closest friends and they're OK then it's you! Or was that four out of five people are ugly...Oh well, the moral of this note is, choose your friends wisely.
morganenterprise, Apr 18 2008

       Don't want to worry you, but if I'm not mistaken, the author of "I'm OK You're OK" wasn't, and offed himself just to highlite the point. Make sure you can handle the truth.
Ozone, Apr 19 2008

       There was a sequel (don't actually know if it was the same author) called "I'm OK, you're not OK". Similar concept.
wagster, Apr 19 2008

       Hmmm I seem to recall a coma,   

       "I'm OK, you're not, OK?"
madness, Apr 23 2008

       //Hmmm I seem to recall a coma//
I thought that if you were in a coma, you wouldn't know or care if you were OK?
Or even remember, for that matter.
coprocephalous, Apr 23 2008

       So this would be the Psychology version of Freakonomics! Cool.
qt75rx1, Apr 24 2008


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