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This review is from: The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success (Hardcover)
I didn't find this the easiest of books to get through, but I stuck with it and learned a whole lot about some of the people I've come in contact with in my life. You will too. There's no way we can escape the fact that psychopaths are as much a part of our lives as any other types of people are. If you read this book to the end, you'll look at some, maybe quite a few, folks a little differently. The author, who has had a lifetime of studying psychopathy and its many faces, teaches us a lot about "functional psychopaths." They are the people who make a success of themselves in their choice of careers and lives by being just what thy are, psychopaths. Their numbers include surgeons, police officers, firemen, bomb disposal operatives, military people, and the man next door, as well as some women, although admittedly, not as many women as men. Not all psychopaths/sociopaths are criminals. Some climb the high ladder of success thanks to the very fact of their psychopathic tendencies. This is an intriguing book, as well as an eye-opening lesson on just what a psychopath's makeup really is as far as medical science knows right now.
If you're really into reading about psychopaths/sociopaths, another book I would recommend is The "Sociopath Next Door" by Martha Stout, ph.d.