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How to Hug a Porcupine: Dealing with Toxic & Difficult to Love Personalities. by John L. Lund. Hug Read and enjoy the words of author John Lund. How To Hug A Porcupine: Dealing with Toxic and Difficult to Love Personalities by Dr John Lund. Product Description. It is like Dr. Lund is in the room with you as he reads How to Hug a Porcupine, his book about how to deal with the toxic people we will all.

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Some of the structure and mechanics of the writing bothered me I can’t help noticing that stuffbut the message is worth it especially if you take the information to heart and put it into practice. The main mantra is: There are great vignettes of success stories and also some failures that will hit home.

How to Porckpine a Teenage Porcup Love One Another John L. How to Hug a Porcupine: Hhg has so many exa This book took a long time to read, only because I needed to immerse myself in what was said and to try and use his many wonderful ideas in my own life. And some of you most unfortunate ones will do both!

His case hoe and examples are clear and he addresses the unspoken question of when to call it quits with “porcupines” and what you can do if you stay.

This book was one series of amazing revelations after another about how toxic personalities in my life – those constantly negative people who drain all patience and happiness out of me – don’t have to be given that power.


This has helped me in so many different ways. Everett rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Read and enjoy the words of author John Lund. It may even help identify porcupine characteristics in yourself my own testimonial!

Not all the stories will be relatable, of course, but the suggestions “Reaffirm your desire to become your healthiest and best self.

I found that I used this book more as a reflection and ‘journal’ of sorts, as I wrote notes and highlighted the words that inspired or reminded me of myself or others This is not a novel, but a wonderful self help book.

How To Hug A Porcupine

I love the practical advice in this book, how to receive criticism, and how to give criticism, as well as tactics for dealing with critical, toxic people in one’s life. Easy to read, porcupkne a touch of humour, but gets across a very serious message about an equally serious tp. Aug 27, Hope rated it it was amazing. This is one of those. Every adult should read it because it teaches how to better get along with everyone including yourself.

He gives so much good advice on how to change your toxic behaviors and conflict resolution skills. I do I have to pordupine back on my last comment about this book. Must-read for anyone who is less than perfect.

Sometimes it won’t, but we don’t have to take the fact that it didn’t personally. The chapters on giving and receiving criticism were by far the most useful. Since I love reading these kinds of books, I was intrigued from the title alone.


How to Hug a Porcupine: Dealing With Toxic & Difficult to Love Personalities by John Lewis Lund

Forces us to take a good long look at our relationships and ourselves, perhaps more than we intended to. Feb 07, Jamie rated it really liked it.

I listened to it as a book on CD, read and commented by the author. Aug 29, Marianne rated it it was amazing. I have to go back porcypine my last comment about this book. If you need some tools to help you through different and at times toxic relationships this is a great book!!!!

So many good ideas and tips, not just for dealing with ‘porcupines’, but in trying hjg become your best self. The Myth We Call Perfection. And although I don’t feel like I’ve gotten anywhere, I do know it takes two willing individuals to make a relationship work.

The advice and coping skills are great. Jun 09, Amy Anderson rated it really liked it. Jul 23, Porcu;ine rated it liked it Shelves: Both of those books took a religious standpoint on communication issues whereas hyg one was more clinical.

Sometimes, helpful reminders on how to get along, understand, and give space to the harder to love can bring more peace to us and the social, working and family communities we strive to live in. Jan 01, C.