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Nina Brown, a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Old Dominion University, will be a guest on the radio program "With Good Reason" Thursday, Feb. 15.

Brown, author of "Coping with Infuriating, Mean, Critical People: A guide to understanding the destructive narcisist," will discuss how to deal with difficult colleagues and bosses during the program, which can be heard in Hampton Roads on WHRV-FM (89.5) at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. Hosted by Sarah McConnell, "With Good Reason" highlights the expertise of Virginia's college and university faculty.

In her 15th book, Brown describes infuriating people as those who micromanage, are hypercritical and mistrustful.

"Only the extremely lucky among us have never faced or felt the effects of narcissistic behaviors and attitudes," Brown said. "The people with these might include colleagues, bosses, friends, parents and lovers who boast and brag constantly, take credit for other people's work, expect favors but return few or none, and never listen, but know all the answers and what is right regardless of the topic."

For complete program listings and archives of previous programs, check out the With Good Reason Web site at www.virginia.edu/vfh/wgr.

This article was posted on: February 9, 2007

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