YES! I have already recommended this book at least 5 times in the last 3 weeks. It helps to explain some of the interpersonal dynamics I have experienced in my life's adventures.
I was very surprised by the fact that we are statistically surrounded by sociopaths.
I only bought this book because of a strong recommendation of a colleague. I anticipated that this book would be entirely scientific and difficult to follow as I am not in the field of this science. I was very pleased to experience a balanced delivery between science and practical examples. The author provides detailed and lengthy scenarios involving these sociopath behaviors. From the well illustrated personality examples, I was able to understand why certain people I have known behave the way they had. And it was very enlightening to learn why I experienced reactions as I had with these same people. As the author explains, sociopaths leave a wake of damage to include making the affected feel as if they were the ones in the wrong.
Is this bedside reading. Not really. But if you have an interest in understanding some current or previous behavior problems with certain controlling individuals, then it may be worth the read.
I have already recommended this to several colleagues.
No. This is the first one of her's I have listened to.
I learned a great deal about this condition - very eye opening.
This book is not fun to read. Too many people in this world fit into the category of sociopath.
Yes, so many people get run over by Sociopaths.
How real this problem is.
Nice warm and Friendly Voice. A soothing performance.
When they start to list the traits of Sociopaths. You'll end up wondering if you are one.
I believe this book underestimates the amount of Sociopaths out there.
The rules and tools for dealing with this type of person. This is a useful tool if you are struggling to understand what makes them the way they are and how to minimize the damage they do.
Learning to cope.
Explaining in simple and understandable language how to spot and deal with those who have created problems for us in the past and eliminating those who cause problems in the future.
Without reading the book I couldn't say.
From the beginning of the book I began to better understand others I have delt with in the past who seem to enjoy hurting others..
The content fulfilled the title. Fundamental, but not
I enjoyed the examples and the clinical/DSM material(s), fascinating.
Ultimately, I felt like a dope for having missed or having been misled, too trusting, through my life. But we can only do what we do when we don't know what else to do. I'm still a happy, loving, trusting person...but thankful for having been given the tools to protect myself going forward.
Wanting to see the best in everybody, encountering individuals that seemingly just want to inflict as much emotional pain as possible to others is hard to comprehend. This book validates that a significant amount of people actually do act to hurt others just for fun. Several of the examples could have come directly out of my life.
I have recommended this audio book to co-workers, friends and family. I consider it to be essential listening for all.
I don't buy it. The author tells us that 4% of the population are sociopaths. That is an incredible figure. Sure, there are people with varying degrees of morality. But, I am sorry. There is no way 1 in 25 of the population actually have no conscience. Those sensationalists and conspiracy theorists out there will love this book. It's definitely provocative and draws you in. I think, however, it's important to read this one with a healthy amount of scepticism.
I would recommend this book to my friends and family.
I was shocked by the information provided and find it invaluable.
The stories provided as examples of sociopaths were sadly familiar.
The association of pity with sociopaths was surprising.
The book provides essential information for dealing with people without conscience.