This book is great for everyone, although the focus of the book is generally about women because of the statistics on violence against women. Don't let that scare you away if you are a male interested. The book gives you real life cues to look out for when interacting with anyone from a stranger or someone well known like a husband- red flags that are precursors to violence and how to deal with them. Tips on how to explicitly say NO and the importance of doing so. The only reason I won't give it 5 stars is because it's the abridged version so there is some missing information and stories that would have made this complete.
This book was for a psychology class I will be taking and I honestly thought it was going to be boring but Gavin De Becker is such an amazing writer that he explained everything so well and made it possible for me to understand. It's definitely worth your time because you'll certainly finish the book having learned new things that will be useful in life.
learn to trust your intuition. intuition is a tool we have that helps us predict human behavior. although not logical, trusting your "gut" can save your life in a dangerous situation
So much great information presented. I have listened to this book over 15 times. Every time I walk away with more information. I have recommended this to friends and family and I am so excited when they learn from it as well.
The story at the very beginning draws you in immediately and then spending the next chapter breaking that experience down and learning from it.
Easy to listen to. Appreciate the emotions.
I apply principles taught in the Gift of Fear daily. I use it as I hire, discipline, and fire employees. In my dating life. And when walking through the parking lot at the grocery store.
This book is a must have item. It should be required reading for your people, college students, and adults on the job.
This is the third time I have read this book. De Becker's insights on the traits displayed by violent personalities are a powerful insight to have on hand. It is a reference I use in classes I teach in personal protection. Especially important for the Ladies, are his review of how a stranger should act around you, and the warning signs to look for.
While reinforcing the trust factor where your intuition is concerned, he also reminds us that it is important not to worry about every situation, every day.
Trust your instincts.
Please put this on the back to school list for high school and college girls!! We love you
I attended a local self-defense class and the instructor recommended this book. So glad he did! Recommend to anyone wanting to sharpen their ability to identify genuine threats to their safety.
A great book to feed your intuition! Worry does not serve us... what you can imagine is not happening, real fear is energizing. The narration of this audio book was a little slow for me so I listened to it at 1.15 and it still sounded pretty natural.