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The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless Versus The Rest Of Us (Paperback)
Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband?
Your sadistic high school gym teacher?
Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings?
The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own?
In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. Hes a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague? They may be sociopaths too.
We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary peopleone in twenty-fivehas an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in twenty-five everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath. They could be your colleague, your neighbor, even family. And they can do literally anything at all and feel absolutely no guilt.
How do we recognize the remorseless? One of their chief characteristics is a kind of glow or charisma that makes sociopaths more charming or interesting than the other people around them. Theyre more spontaneous, more intense, more complex, or even sexier than everyone else, making them tricky to identify and leaving us easily seduced. Fundamentally, sociopaths are different because they cannot love. Sociopaths learn early on to show sham emotion, but underneath they are indifferent to others suffering. They live to dominate and thrill to win.
The fact is, we all almost certainly know at least one or more sociopaths already. Part of the urgency in reading The Sociopath Next Door is the moment when we suddenly recognize that someone we knowsomeone we worked for, or were involved with, or voted foris a sociopath. But what do we do with that knowledge? To arm us against the sociopath, Dr. Stout teaches us to question authority, suspect flattery, and beware the pity play. Above all, she writes, when a sociopath is beckoning, do not join the game.
It is the ruthless versus the rest of us, and The Sociopath Next Door will show you how to recognize and defeat the devil you know.
|Genre||PSYCHOLOGY / Personality|
|Publisher Date||2006-03-14 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.45 lb|
|Subtitle||The Ruthless Versus The Rest Of Us|
|Authors||Stout, Martha, Ph.D.|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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The Sociopath Next Door is the book I should have read 30 years ago. It puts the enigma of sociopathy into context and clearly defines terms to inform, forewarn, and advise the reader about the type of person, 1 in 25, who are sociopaths. Learn how to protect yourself from being victimized by a sociopath. Arm yourself with knowledge in this book. Sociopath can't care; it's just not in them.Read More
A book EVERYONE should readRead More
Enlightening and empowering for victims of sociopaths. It's not you, it really is them!Read More
This is a very informative and fascinating book. Many case studies of people who are sociopaths.Read More
Someone making you miserable? Someone lying to you all the time? Someone never takes responsibilty? Can't hold a job? Plays the victim all the time? This book is for you, my friend. Sometimes the jargon is a little technical, however, it will help you define a sociopath. People are either a sociopath or they aren't. It's like you cannot be a "little pregnant". This book will help you define and recognize a sociopath in your life and how to avoid them. It really helped me come to terms with a sociopath in my life.Read More
Sad, but true fact of life that Sociopaths Are Out There - more than almost all of us would think.Read More
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