Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Broadway Books
Release : 2013-05-14
ISBN-13 : 9780307956668
Hardcover : 320 Pages


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Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap -- right from the source -- for dealing with the sociopath in your life. As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless self-confidence. Who are we? We are highly successful, noncriminal sociopaths and we comprise 4 percent of the American population.” Confessions of a Sociopath—part confessional memoir, part primer for the curious—takes readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick while debunking myths about sociopathy and offering a road map for dealing with the sociopaths in your life. M. E. Thomas draws from her own experiences as a diagnosed sociopath, her popular Sociopathworld blog, and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.”

Confessions Of A Sociopath by M. E. Thomas

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Sidgwick & Jackson
Release : 2013-06-01
ISBN-13 : 9781743512517
Hardcover : 400 Pages


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M. E. Thomas is a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath. She is charismatic, ambitious and successful. You would be charmed by her if you met her, might even be seduced by her. You would not realise that she is studying you to find your flaws, that she is ruthlessly manipulative, has no empathy and does not feel guilt or remorse. But she does like people - she likes to touch them, mould them and ruin them. She could be your friend or your boss. She could be you . . . Now she writes with breathtaking honesty about her life. She also draws on the latest research to explain why at least one in twenty-five of us are sociopaths - and shows why that's not a bad thing. By turns fascinating, shocking and funny, Confessions of a Sociopath is a gripping insight into the mind of a self-confessed predator.

Confessions Of A Sociopath by M. E. Thomas

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2013-05-23
ISBN-13 : 9780283071904
Hardcover : 288 Pages


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M. E. Thomas is a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath. She is charismatic, ambitious and successful. You would be charmed by her if you met her, might even be seduced by her. You would not realise that she is studying you to find your flaws, that she is ruthlessly manipulative, has no empathy and does not feel guilt or remorse. But she does like people - she likes to touch them, mould them and ruin them. She could be your friend or your boss. She could be you . . . Now she writes with breathtaking honesty about her life. She also draws on the latest research to explain why at least one in twenty-five of us are sociopaths - and shows why that's not a bad thing. By turns fascinating, shocking and funny, Confessions of a Sociopath is a gripping insight into the mind of a self-confessed predator.

The Psychopath Inside by James Fallon

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Penguin
Release : 2013-10-31
ISBN-13 : 9781101603925
Hardcover : 256 Pages


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“Compelling, essential reading for understanding the underpinnings of psychopathy.” — M. E. Thomas, author of Confessions of a Sociopath For his first fifty-eight years, James Fallon was by all appearances a normal guy. A successful neuroscientist and professor, he’d been raised in a loving family, married his high school sweetheart, and had three kids and lots of friends. Then he learned a shocking truth that would not only disrupt his personal and professional life, but would lead him to question the very nature of his own identity. While researching serial killers, he uncovered a pattern in their brain scans that helped explain their cold and violent behavior. Astonishingly, his own scan matched that pattern. And a few months later he learned that he was descended from a long line of murderers. Fallon set out to reconcile the truth about his own brain with everything he knew as a scientist about the mind, behavior, and personality.

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Macmillan
Release : 2014-05-27
ISBN-13 : 9781466872196
Hardcover : 208 Pages


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After weasel-eyed tax inspectors question her work-related claims, Katya Livingston is forced to keep a financial diary. As well as documenting the cruel and parsimonious ways of her ad agency boss, Katya waxes lyrical about putting up with loser friends, mortal enemies, and thoroughly bad restaurants. She also throws in a completely candid account of her love life, just in case some of it is tax deductible. What begins as a private account of expenses rapidly becomes, through Katya's chronic delusions of grandeur, a matter of public record: first as a tawdry gossip column, then as a salacious book, and finally as a Hollywood B-movie. Bitingly written with wit and style reminiscent of Candace Bushnell, Adèle Lang's Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber is a cutting, bitchy, hilarious take on the young-single-British-woman genre.

Confessions Of A Sociopath by Andrew L. Morgan

Genre : Self-Help
Editor : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-08-28
ISBN-13 : 1492275638
Hardcover : 164 Pages


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"Confessions of a Sociopath" tells the true story of Andrew Morgan. Morgan could be your neighbor. He could be a business colleague. He could be your best friend. But Morgan is struggling with an issue that not even those closest to him know about. Morgan is a sociopath. He has no conscience. He commits atrocious acts - rampant infidelity, larceny and pathological lying - without regret, remorse or guilt. Morgan suffered a career setback while still in his 20's. It affected him so profoundly that he was diagnosed as suffering from Anthropophobia, which is defined as "a pathological fear of people or human company." It is is an extreme, pathological form of shyness and timidity. For a man whose career is rooted in sales and marketing - and who had been highly successful at it before suffering the trauma of his "setback," such a diagnosis only caused him to spiral even further downward. To deal with his condition, a friend recommended he see a psychiatrist. Morgan did. And he was prescribed a highly addictive anti-anxiety medication, which began twenty years of dependence on the drug. He was an addict. Morgan also began drinking heavily because alcohol had the same anti-anxiety effect as his drugs - Xanax. At his peak, Morgan was taking up to 20 mg per day -- ten times the maximum daily therapeutic dose. So in addition to being an addict, he was also now an alcoholic - a drunk. Warned of the dangers of combining alcohol and Xanax, Morgan did so anyway. In this case, it wasn't that 3+3=6, but more like 3x3=9. And with his inhibitions gone while he was under the influence of drugs and booze, Morgan committed some of the most repugnant acts imaginable. Ultimately, this is a story of triumph. But before the victory over his addictions, Morgan had caused a lot of damage to his reputation, his career, his family -- and himself. Now "clean and sober," he tells his story -- something which he would not have been able to do during his active addictions and when he was in complete denial.

The Mind Of A Sociopath by Michele Gilbert

Genre :
Editor : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-04-08
ISBN-13 : 1511925086
Hardcover : 28 Pages


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Do you have a person in your life that is just a little off and by a little off, I mean that they're full blown strange? Are they living like an emperor in their world and using everyone around them like pawns? Are they quite possibly the smartest person you know but not living a life that is actually fulfilling by normal standards? Are they nice to you, but only when they really want something from you? You may have found yourself a sociopath Download The Mind of A Sociopath: Your Guide to Understanding The Anti-Social Personality Disorder Of Sociopaths Learn... Wasn't Sherlock Supposed to be Cool? Explain Yourself! Gordon Gecko or Jason Voorhees? The Checklist! The Hunter Becomes the Hunted Watson Moved on with His Life Would You Like To Learn More? Download your copy today! Scroll to the top of the page and select the "BUY" button

The Psychopath Whisperer by Kent A. Kiehl, PhD

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Crown
Release : 2014-04-22
ISBN-13 : 9780770435851
Hardcover : 304 Pages


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A compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy. We know of psychopaths from chilling headlines and stories in the news and movies—from Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, to Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan. As Dr. Kent Kiehl shows, psychopaths can be identified by a checklist of symptoms that includes pathological lying; lack of empathy, guilt, and remorse; grandiose sense of self-worth; manipulation; and failure to accept one’s actions. But why do psychopaths behave the way they do? Is it the result of their environment— how they were raised—or is there a genetic compo­nent to their lack of conscience? This is the question Kiehl, a protégé of famed psychopath researcher Dr. Robert Hare, was deter­mined to answer as he began his career twenty years ago. To aid in his quest to unravel the psy­chopathic mind, Kiehl created the first mobile functional MRI scanner to study psychopaths in prison populations. The brains of more than five hundred psychopaths and three thousand other offenders have been scanned by Kiehl’s labora­tory—the world’s largest forensic neuroscience repository of its kind. Over the course of The Psy­chopath Whisperer, we follow the scientific bread crumbs that Kiehl uncovered to show that the key brain structures that correspond with emotional engagement and reactions are diminished in psy­chopaths, offering new clues to how to predict and treat the disorder. In The Psychopath Whisperer, Kiehl describes in fascinating detail his years working with psy­chopaths and studying their thought processes— from the remorseless serial killers he meets with behind bars to children whose behavior and per­sonality traits exhibit the early warning signs of psychopathy. Less than 1 percent of the general population meets the criteria for psychopathy. But psycho­paths account for a vastly outsized proportion of violent crimes. And as Kiehl shows, many who aren’t psychopaths exhibit some of the behaviors and traits associated with the condition. What do you do if you discover your roommate, or boss, or the person you are dating has traits that define a psy­chopath? And what does having a diminished limbic region of the brain mean for how the legal system approaches crimes committed by psychopaths? A compelling narrative of cutting-edge science, The Psychopath Whisperer will open your eyes on a fascinating but little understood world, with startling implications for society, the law, and our personal lives. From the Hardcover edition.

The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, Ph.D.

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Harmony
Release : 2005-02-08
ISBN-13 : 0767920201
Hardcover : 256 Pages


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Who is the devil you know? Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband? Your sadistic high school gym teacher? Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings? The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own? In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. He’s a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague? They may be sociopaths too. We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people—one in twenty-five—has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in twenty-five everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath. They could be your colleague, your neighbor, even family. And they can do literally anything at all and feel absolutely no guilt. How do we recognize the remorseless? One of their chief characteristics is a kind of glow or charisma that makes sociopaths more charming or interesting than the other people around them. They’re more spontaneous, more intense, more complex, or even sexier than everyone else, making them tricky to identify and leaving us easily seduced. Fundamentally, sociopaths are different because they cannot love. Sociopaths learn early on to show sham emotion, but underneath they are indifferent to others’ suffering. They live to dominate and thrill to win. The fact is, we all almost certainly know at least one or more sociopaths already. Part of the urgency in reading The Sociopath Next Door is the moment when we suddenly recognize that someone we know—someone we worked for, or were involved with, or voted for—is a sociopath. But what do we do with that knowledge? To arm us against the sociopath, Dr. Stout teaches us to question authority, suspect flattery, and beware the pity play. Above all, she writes, when a sociopath is beckoning, do not join the game. It is the ruthless versus the rest of us, and The Sociopath Next Door will show you how to recognize and defeat the devil you know.

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

Genre : Social Science
Editor : Penguin
Release : 2011-05-12
ISBN-13 : 1101515163
Hardcover : 288 Pages


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In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.