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- Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: August 22, 2011
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- Language: English
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My only problem with the book is that Hare's examples come largely from the criminal world, where many psychopaths end up, and in which he worked for many years. Because of this, we may lose sight of the fact that many "psychopaths" are NOT criminals, but produce enormous chaos and emotional mayhem in the lives of others -- others who do not understand this disorder and cannot make sense of what has happened to them.
Psychopaths by their very nature are con artists, but not all are thieves and murderers. Some are just emotionally abusive, cruel, manipulative, controlling and bring families, employees, employers and acquaintances to ruin in a hundred other ways.
Empty, pathetic and destructive, they run the gamut from the emotionally frozen, disengaged, cruel parent to the serial killer -- all marked by one thing, their inability to relate empathetically to others.
Hare provides many case histories from thousands of interviews with psychopaths and their victims. The renowned psychopathic checklist that he and his team developed over many years has proved to be a worthwhile tool in diagnosis. Most of these case histories are terrifying and ultimately sad as the psychopath invariably leaves a wake of destruction wherever they are and with whom they come in contact. These predators are the grand seducers because they have developed a strategy to detect one's weaknesses, doors of opportunity, to attain their every desire, whether money, sex or power. These characteristics seem obvious on first reading, but are a little more difficult to spot in actual physical contact.
The psychopath is usually glib and superficial, egocentric and grandiose and most importantly feels no guilt or remorse after committing an illegal or terrible act. Most often they are impulsive, deceitful and highly manipulative.Read more ›
Not all Psychopaths are criminals, nor do all of them turn physically violent. In truth most of them are our neighbors, friends, family members, spouses, and even our own children. Most Psychopaths stay so low key that it's hard (next to impossible) to pick up on what is happening until it's too late. By then you are in over your head, financially and emotionally devastated. I know, because I was a target of one of these people.
If I had known what a Psychopath was, and had already read this book, I would have known to avoid the individual at all cost. This book covers every thing to help us make an intelligent decision about the type of person we may be dealing with. If you have doubt of any person in your life, read this book. Better safe than sorry. Believe me, the Psychopath won't care about what he or she does to you. You have to protect yourself from them.
This book will put you on the right path. Always remember 1 out of every 25 people have this mental disorder, so your chances of meeting or already knowing one are very high. Take precautions now before it's too late.
I was married to an extreme psychopath, he is actually in prison for raping and stabbing a strange woman with a screwdriver six times.Who knows what else he may have done, but got away with?
This man was a tirant in my life , he broke me mentally , emotonally, and spiritually.The problem is getting away from these people once they "OWN" you, because thats exactly how they feel about you.They don't let thier possesions go easily!I have to admit I got off easily, if he hadnt been incarcerated who knows where I would be today, or even if I would be at all?
I found this book helped me get through the post tramatic problems I was having, and to learn to trust again.This book will help you to understand the way these people think.I certaintly know now how to avoid ever being in a situation like that again.It also was intriguing in a way of just getting into the head of a psychopath. knoledge is always the best defence!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm sure there is a lot more study done on psychopathy since this was written. That being said, this was a very good, in depth teaching on the subject. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Kindle Customer
Hare does a good job of explaining what a psychopath is. Though you won't finish the book and be an expert at diagnosing the condition in others, you will, however have a better... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Edgar Chartwell III
If you are moving around in the world of people who call themselves leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, business angels, thought leaders etc. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Hans Peter Bech
I read this on my own and then again for a Forensic Psychology class. I like it, but as he says in the introduction, it's geared more towards a general audience. Read morePublished 23 days ago by 02deathscythe
Hare is very informative and illuminating with this frightening social menace.Published 27 days ago by Evelyn Reading
I had to read this book for a psychology class I was taking. It is a really good book. I learned a lot about different personality characteristics. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
Pop psychology supposedly from a real psychologist, who reads like a pseudo-scientist who would prefer to write crime novels. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Genie
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