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The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
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Mar 16, 2012

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Read from March 15 to 16, 2012

"1 in 25 ordinary Americans secretly has no conscience and can do anything at all without feeling guilty. Who is the devil you know?" -- from the front cover of The Sociopath Next Door

This book is really a handbook, or series of case studies in defining, identifying and dealing with people of the world who lack conscience, or sociopaths. Martha Stout, pH.D., relates the stories of sociopaths in layman's terms, using examples that those outside the field of Psychology can understand. She makes the topic relatable and easy to read. There is something for anyone and everyone, even if it is just a cautionary tale or a reminder that some of the most ruthless and dangerous people are not in fact behind bars. They could just be your next door neighbor, your parent, your significant other or your trusted professional. And that's what makes it so chilling.

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03/16/2012 page 140
55.0% "Disturbing!" 3 comments

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