Yes. It is very informative.
It wasn't really a story. I thought I was buying true crime, but it was more like a textbook. However, that turned out not to be a bad thing.
Which one of us is it?
It makes you look at people you've known differently. You start thinking, maybe they weren't just jerks, maybe they were really sick!
Good overview with examples that carried the meaning through the book.
Nice job, felt like attending a comfortable and interesting lecture.
This was an enjoyable and educational listen. As the headline indicates, I quickly began to ponder who the sociopaths in my life are. I wish I had listened to this 20 years ago as a young adult.
I mainly just listen to books
The insight that these folks cannot connect to others emotionally.
It really felt like the author was educating me.
That 4% of the population are sociopaths
This is a must read for those who want to understand why some "people" are always causing drama for no apparent reason. The author may be overstating the number of sociopaths, but they are out there and you need to be prepared.
This ranks pretty high for this genre. Well written, with good examples and scary, true stories.
The ten signs you are dealing with a socio-path.
How to identify charming people who are really dangerous!
I was educated into oblivion but have overcome and am having a wonderful life
The information was new the first time but on the next listen I'll reflect on what I learned and see if I gain new insights.
The author warned against being consciously vulnerable to the sociopath. Don't even engage in "banter". She's right!
I really liked the way the stories were told about the individuals and then explained in a psychological way.
The most memorable part of this book was when Tilly moved. As a victim of a sociopathic relationship it was great knowing that even the most careless of people do usually get what they deserve.
I disliked the sleepy tone of the reader's voice.
No, it was explained well in the one book. Perhaps a follow-up about other psychological conditions.
I found this book very informative and empowering. Now I know what to look for and who to stay the hell away from!
So much interesting information that was completely new to me, such as the fact that, statistically, 4 out of every 100 people are sociopaths, or how difficult is is to spot them, and how, in some cases, society actually rewards the absence of conscience.
A three-way tie between the fascinating and disturbing facts on this subject, the riveting case studies, and Shelly Frasier's perfect narration.
The case study of the sociopathic mental health professional - chilling!
A disturbing and insightful eye-opener! Martha Stout has thoroughly researched her subject and made it accessible and even compelling reading for the non-professional.
The author started becoming emotionally caught up in her subject. Given that her subject is a nasty person, she still started to apply characteristics to the subject that she could not possibly know. Although the sociopaths do not care for other people, it doesn't mean that they are perpetually board and looking for ways to use people. A lot of her venom is understandable, but she make political assumptions that are more bias than science.
Yes. It clears up some questions on the subject.
I forgot she was reading this.
Understand that not all of it is true, but enough is to help understand the subject.
The premise is worth considering. That its presentation was so reliant on anecdote and much of the discussion seemed superficial made it less than compelling.
Manipulative, self-serving individuals are often problematic, and it seems that such conduct is sometimes motivated by a weak conscience plus adverse circumstances, sometimes by the absence of conscience which is the focus of this book. Can a layperson really distinguish between the two? Whether the distinction would be relevant seems largely circumstantial. However, opportunities to help weak individuals reclaim some dignity might well be lost if the label "sociopath" is too broadly applied.
The narrator of this audiobook read clearly and expressively, but the reading was marred by mispronunciation of several words and Thich Nhat Hanh's name.