- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (January 8, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781572304512
- ISBN-13: 978-1572304512
- ASIN: 1572304510
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 621 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A brilliant, in-depth handling of a most complex subject (Hugh Aynesworth, author of Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer).
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I recommend this for anybody to read. I picked it up because I have become aware that one of my friends just wasn't "right" in his dealings with others--treating them as objects instead of people with feelings! Very weird, but this book takes a hard look at that dynamic. Worse, our village suffered the shock of the criminality of a psychopath amidst us when a respected businessman was arrested for kidnapping and torture. We all knew him. Now, it's a bit easier to understand WHY we never, in 45 years, ever saw what he was inside the facade.
A psychopath is not necessarily a homicidal maniac. Psychopaths exist in every calling and occupation. If you believe that you have encountered a psychopath, get online and find Dr. Hare's Psychopathy Checklist, then get this book along with Dr. Hare's book "Snakes in Suits." If you are in a management position this is a must read!
This book is so well written that a reader will be drawn in by the descriptions of the psychopathic characters that Dr. Hare has encountered. The reader will recognize from the case studies that he or she has more likely than not encountered a psychopath at some point.
The thing that I most appreciate about this book is Dr. Hare's candor. He does not claim to have all the answers; neither does he set out a course for treatment for the psychopath. He does not attempt to excuse the psychopath's bad behavior with the traditional bad childhood, brain injury, whining approach taken by many in his field. According to Hare, there is no treatment for the psychopath.
If believe that you are currently dealing with a psychopath after reading this book don't try to help the psychopath, rather cut your losses, mitigate your damages, and get away!
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