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The drama of the gifted child: the search for the true self

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This bestselling book examines childhood trauma and the enduring effects it has on an individual's management of repressed anger and pain.

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions 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.

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Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions 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.

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subject_facetAdult child abuse victims -- Mental health
Adult child abuse victims -- Rehabilitation
Narcissistic injuries
Parent and child
Repression (Psychology)
Self-help techniques
title_displayThe drama of the gifted child : the search for the true self
title_fullThe Drama of the Gifted Child The Search for the True Self
The drama of the gifted child : the search for the true self / Alice Miller ; translated by Ruth Ward
title_shortThe drama of the gifted child
title_subthe search for the true self
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Children
Family & Relationships
Mental health
Narcissistic injuries
Nonfiction
Parent and child
Psychology
Rehabilitation
Repression (Psychology)
Self-Improvement
Self-help techniques