The Sociopath Next Door

The Sociopath Next Door

The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us

Book - 2005
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A practicing psychotherapist takes a hard look at the sociopaths--individuals with an antisocial personality disorder who possess no conscience or sense of guilt or shame--that we encounter in everyday life, describing the characteristics of such individuals, how to recognize them for what they are, and how to protect oneself from sociopaths.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2005]
Characteristics: xiii, 241 pages ; 21 cm
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780767915823
0767915828
Call Number: 616.8582 STOUT

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gryde
May 28, 2018

This book was so informative and well written that I went out and bought my own copy. I have read it and underlined it several times. I wish it was required reading in secondary schools!

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stewstealth
Nov 09, 2017

This book handles the subject matter in a little bit if an incoherent way. Some of the anecdotes of sociopaths are so distorted to protect the innocent that they do not have a logical sense. Adding some of the spiritual aspects of conscience were reaching. If you are not familiar with the concepts of sociopathy, then this book is worth reading as they are not all diabolical criminals or serial killers.

This is a very fascinating book! It contains a remarkable examination of sociopathy and its everyday manifestation.

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JHCL
Apr 18, 2016

Interesting topic - worth reading. be warned, this book has long uninteresting passages on spiritual and religious topics (that I just ended up skipping). lots of other good content. a good companion book to the much more readable and enjoyable 'The Psychopath Test - by Jon Ronson'.

sarahfelkar May 01, 2015

If you are a fan of pop-science books, this title on sociopathy will interest you. The author uses great examples that draw away from television stereotypes, and completes a very thorough exploration of sociopathy.

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650Hawk
Aug 24, 2014

Good book on the subject with maybe too much fill in text but I realize this is not the DSM-5. Should be a must read for everyone to help them get through life maybe a bit easier.

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commercesd
Aug 01, 2014

This is the best book I have ever read on the subject. It thoroughly covers just how a sociopath is able to manipulate people in a very subtle way, usually by altering information. I really wish I had read this book early in my life. It would have saved me a lot of illness, pain, heartache and grief.

esther_12031211 Aug 20, 2013

This book is so true. There are too many of these jerks residing in this country on this planet. This book is genius.

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ScorchingSun
Jan 29, 2013

Kinda scary, eh? Ravening aliens lurking among us.This book deals more with the relatively invisible sociopaths embedded in our
community.Interesting facts and insights.Author could have pared down some of her VERY detailed case studies.

snluvsmt Dec 10, 2012

its easy to be paranoid of anyone we believe does not have a conscience to be a sociopath, and a conscience is somewhat a controversial topic anyhow. perhaps, with freuds theory, it isnt the conscience they lack, but the superego, they cannot control their id, and inner impulses, a lack of the development of the ego and superego could be a sociopath.

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میکائیل
Apr 15, 2014

"When deciding whom to trust, bear in mind that the combination of consistently bad or egregiously inadequate behavior with frequent plays for your pity is as close to a warning mark on a conscienceless person's forehead as you will ever be given." p.109

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میکائیل
Apr 15, 2014

"...I recommend that you severely challenge your need to be polite in absolutely all situations. For normal adults in our culture, being what we think of as "civilized" is like a reflex, and often we find ourselves being automatically decorous even when someone has enraged us, repeatedly lied to us, or figuratively stabbed us in the back. Sociopaths take huge advantage of this automatic courtesy in exploitive situations. Do not be afraid to be unsmiling and calmly to the point." p.161

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