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The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker | Summary

Gavin de Becker is the author of The Gift of Fear. This is a self-help book which deals with understanding how to be safe in situations where there is a potential for violence. The teachings which are conveyed in this book can be applied to a wide range of environments. The primary problem with violence is that when it happens it is common for victims to be caught by surprise by the violent acts. Many times, they believe that the person who was responsible for the act of violence was not capable of this violence. This is most common in cases of domestic abuse, stalking, or violent acts against a political figure. In almost every case of violence there are warning signals which were present before the violence took place. These warning signals were not usually noticed before the violence took place, but when a victim recalls the past, the signs are quite easy to recognize. Many of these warning signs did not make logical sense when they happened, but the victim could sense them through intuition. The problem is that most people are not in tune with their intuition or simply ignore this intuition. The key to avoiding violent situations is to learn how to trust intuition, so that if a warning signal is present it will be recognized. Then it is important to take the proper steps in order to stop violence from taking place.

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I have always loved this book I have the full thing

This is a good shortened version only I wish that the reader would have spoken a little slower with more pauses and emotion in it. Then it would’ve been easier to follow.

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Just wish the actual book was available and...

Just wish the actual book was available & not just the Summary on Audible. Nevertheless, good summarization and helpful.

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Excellent book

I really enjoyed this book and know I will listen to it again when I feel the need to remind myself that it is very important to listen to my gut feelings about certain situations.

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I didn’t have time to read the whole book that I had been given. So listening to this gave me the opportunity to get the overall concept - and then choose which chapters I needed to explore more in my book.

Brilliant thank you!