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The Sociopath Next Door

The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us

by Martha Stout

The Sociopath Next Door
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    Feb 2005, 256 pages
    Mar 2006, 256 pages

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The Ruthless Versus The Rest of Us!

Comment: At some point or another, many people, or at least many women, have taken some sort of self-defense classes; but physical self defense is such a small part of the protective skills that most of us need to learn.  Arguably of more importance is to learn how to recognize and protect ourselves against people who might not necessarily cause us physical harm, but can devastate us mentally and emotionally.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, about one in every 25 Americans has 'antisocial personality disorder', which in layman's terms means that they simply don't have a conscience - they're sociopaths.  Sociopaths tend to be superficially charming, often larger than life and usually clever - but they live only to dominate and win,  and feel no guilt in doing so ...

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