The Drama of the Gifted Child

The Drama of the Gifted Child

The Search for the True Self

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A psychological study by a Swiss psychoanalyst examines the upbringing of talented children by their often narcissistic and unwittingly hurtful parents

Perseus Publishing
Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answerand has helped them to apply it

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer-and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.

Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.


Publisher: New York, N.Y. : BasicBooks, c2007
Edition: Completely rev. and updated
ISBN: 9780465016907
0465016901
Characteristics: vi, 133 p. ; 21 cm

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Jan 14, 2017

Reading this book changed my life. I have read it three times, and each time I see something new about myself and my family.

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