More BOOKS by mueller

Sociopaths As Villains: A Writer's Thesaurus 
1,001 True Tells

This expansive writer's guide is intended to assist authors in the creation of narcissistic and sociopathic characters. It helps users imagine a rich and genuine context by offering a variety of word associations and descriptive forms to create a unique resonance as an aid to brainstorming plots, character developments, action, romance, and more. This reverse-profiling manual  also serves as a tool for understanding the inner workings of 301.81s (those suffering from narcissistic personality disorder) and sociopaths, exposing their tell-tale characteristics and the underlying causes.

Villains began as a couple of thousand case studies, loose research notes, memories and random ideas that were sorted, edited, and re-sorted - over and over - until a creative model emerged from what was previously chaos. In his first reference book for employee self-defense, Bullying Bosses: A Survivor’s Guide (How To Transcend The Illusion Of The Interpersonal), Mueller incorporates lessons learned as a union attorney from investigating and representing various sides of sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying cases, many of which were a direct consequence of narcissistic personality disorder. Taking advantage of discoveries made by neuroscientists with their modern fMRI machines, as well as advances in genetics, Mueller now expands these understandings beyond abusers in the workplace to sociopathic narcissists in general. 

 
 
Elko: A Crime Thriller 

In Elko, Mueller explores narcissism as a social experience, “collective 301.81s,” as it manifests in the worlds of work, politics and religion – sometimes as a cult. Through drama, the basic elements of 301.81s are applied to a small desert city dominated by a single employer who operates an enormous open pit mine and a single religion. As preparation, Mueller lived in Utah for a year where he interviewed residents, people on the streets, business people, and folks in nonprofit organizations.

 
Bullying Bosses: A Survivor's Guide
How To Transcend The Illusion Of The Interpersonal 
Bullying Bosses is fully indexed with dozens of charts and exercises to help employees and managers identify, understand, and resolve workplace difficulties generally, as well as specifically address negative issues generated by bullying bosses.

Bullying Bosses are relentlessly anti-personal. They are about power, conquest, and control, and not about either production or personal connection. They are creatures of malice, requiring not our psychoanalysis, but political scrutiny leading to strategy and action.

Politics exist, and it's rude, but fortunately its mechanisms for functioning are known. That's what this book is about: political tactics and strategies-the Workplace Warrior's sword and shields, with hundreds of concrete suggestions. It's about becoming fully conscious; then working for the win, that is life itself.