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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The examples presented as very short stories make the reading fun. 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. View all 5 comments. I plan to re-read it every so often to keep it fresh in my mind. I couldn’t porcupind my family. This is an excellent book. He made me want to be a better person in all my relationships.

It is a very interesting but sometimes difficult book to read. It is a must read for anyone dealing with difficult relationships llund people.

If we did not expect anything we would not be frustrated. Not all the stories will be relatable, of course, but the suggestions are mostly concrete. I honestly think ho book will help me be aware of how I interact with everyone around me.


My favorite line of his is this; Some of you will either marry your biggest trial or give birth to it.

Additional Information Weight 1. They are the individuals that are impossible to please, the ones with toxic personalities.

How to Hug a Porcupine: Dealing with Toxic & Difficult to Love Personalities – Deseret Book

Lund is a man that truly understands human too. Be my Highest and Best Self. An emotionally healthy person accepts responsibility for his own happiness. I have learned about toxic traits I have and learned how to deal with toxic traits I see in my family members and people I have to deal with frequently.

This book just got better and better as I read it, I especially liked the end. I’ve noticed more and more the increase of toxic people in my life and the life of my spouse.

How to Hug a Porcupine: Dealing With Toxic & Difficult to Love Personalities

A great book that needs to be revisited often to remind you how to NOT be toxic or let toxic others tear you down. I have to go back on my last comment about this book.

You may leave, you may want to leave – but the toxic person will never leave you. He is the same man that gave the four CD talk set we own that I LOVE, and he wrote a couple of other books, all around the same subjects. We still live in a society of many many personalities. Everyone should read this book. None of the help he gives will work unless you are willing to change your toxic behaviors. To ask other readers questions about How to Hug a Porcupineplease sign up.


The part I didn’t anticipate was the painful reality of my own toxic interactions. I’ve tried several techniques he offers.

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This was an excellent book I wish I’d read months ago. I know that some aspects of their young lives with their father were horrible. We all needed therapy. Oct 09, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: Quotes from How to Hug a Porc I’m afraid to admit that I read this book for help in dealing with another person and shamefully recognized myself within its pages.

Luckily, there’s a difference between having toxic interactions and being a toxic person.

A must read for a peaceful life. There are great vignettes of success stories and also some failures that will hit home. I have used this book on several occasions over the years, when talking with clients about boundaries. The main mantra is: Hugg with This Book.

It may even help identify por I think this is a very helpful book.