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Fitting In Is Overrated: The Survival Guide for Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Like an Outsider

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  6 reviews
To thine own self be true. But can you do that while still being a valued part of the wider community? Or must you always sacrifice your own inclinations and desires to fit in? For anyone who has ever felt like an outsider at work, in groups, in school, or even in your own extended family, help is on the way. Bestselling author Leonard Felder, PhD, has written the first bo ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 7th 2008 by Sterling
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Stacy
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: relationships
I'm going to hang on to this book for a while. Some good simple ideas, but the diversity of content makes it a very useful book. I'm also going to look at other books the author has available... his writing makes challenging subjects very approachable.
Marcia
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
I found this an interesting book. I think most of us have had the feeling of being an outsider at times. I liked what the author had to say. Sometimes we are just not going to fit in and this is OK. I thought the chapter on families and how to cope when you don't fit into the structure of your own family was an interesting one. I also liked the message that we all have to have two ideas in our heads at the same time. One idea in our head is that we are strong and can do anything and another that ...more
Mary
Jan 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Felt a bit pedantic, but with good intentions. Challenging people will always surface and embracing your own strengths helps you overcome. Reach out to others in similar situations and you can build your own supportive network.
Audrey
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Confirming the components and psychology needed for cliques, and the outsiders.
Sally
Sep 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: self-help
Ok, but the author's approach was not useful for me.
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Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
A different angle on looking at things. I liked it.
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