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The Empathy Trap

Author : Jane McGregor
ISBN : 1847092764
Genre : Antisocial personality disorders
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Sociopathy affects an estimated 1- 4% of the population, but not all sociopaths are cold-blooded murderers. They’re best described as people without a conscience, who prey on those with high levels of empathy, but themselves lack any concern for others’ feelings and show no remorse for their actions. Drawing on real life cases, The Empathy Trap: Understanding Antisocial Personalities explores this taboo subject and looks at how people can protect themselves against these arch-manipulators. Topics include:• Defining sociopathy, and related conditions such as psychopathy, narcissism and personality disorder• How sociopaths operate and why they’re often difficult to spot• Identifying sociopathic behaviour• The sociopath’s relations with other people and why they often go unpunished• Coping with the aftermath of a destructive relationship• Re-establishing boundaries and control of your life• Practical advice for keeping sociopaths at bay• Resources and further help

The Empathy Trap Understanding Antisocial Personalities

Author : Jane McGregor
ISBN : 9781847092779
Genre : Psychology
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If you're in a relationship where you're always in the wrong, and emotional chaos is the norm, the chances are you're with a sociopath - someone without a conscience, whose personality shows extreme antisocial tendencies. Sociopaths prey on those with high levels of empathy in order to get their own way, but they lack any concern for others' feelings. They show no remorse for their actions, and don't care if they hurt, bully or maim others, leaving their victims anxious, traumatized and doubting their own sanity. Drawing on real-life cases and the latest international studies, The Empathy Trap: Understanding Antisocial Personalities alerts you to the ruses and lies of sociopaths and looks at how you can protect yourself against these arch-manipulators. Topics include: Defining sociopathy, Related conditions such as psychopathy, as well as narcissism and other personality disorders, How sociopaths operate and why they're often difficult to spot, Identifying sociopathic behaviour, The sociopath's relations with other people, Why sociopaths often go unpunished, Coping with the aftermath of a destructive relationship, Establishing boundaries and regaining control of your life, Practical advice for keeping sociopaths at bay, Resources and further help. Sociopaths are expert at eroding your sense of reality. But take heart - in this wise and comprehensive guide, Dr Jane McGregor and Tim McGregor say that recovery is possible, and show effective ways to get your life back on track.

Almost A Psychopath

Author : Ronald Schouten
ISBN : 9781616494261
Genre : Self-Help
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Do you know someone who is just a bit too manipulative and full of himself? Does someone you know charm the masses yet lack the ability to deeply connect with those around her? You might have an Almost Psychopath in your life. Do you know someone who is too manipulative and full of himself? Does someone you know charm the masses yet lack the ability to deeply connect with those around her?Grandiosity and exaggerated self-worth. Pathological lying. Manipulation. Lack of remorse. Shallowness. Exploitation for financial gain. These are the qualities of Almost Psychopaths. They are not the deranged criminals or serial killers that might be coined "psychopaths" in the movies or on TV. They are spouses, coworkers, bosses, neighbors, and people in the news who exhibit many of the same behaviors as a full-blown psychopath, but with less intensity and consistency.In Almost a Psychopath, Ronald Schouten, MD, JD, and James Silver, JD, draw on scientific research and their own experiences to help you identify if you are an Almost Psychopath and, if so, guide you to interventions and resources to change your behavior.If you think you have encountered an Almost Psychopath, they offer practical tools to help you:recognize the behavior, attitudes, and characteristics of the Almost Psychopath;make sense of interactions you've had with Almost Psychopaths;devise strategies for dealing with them in the present;make informed decisions about your next steps; andlearn ways to help an Almost Psychopath get better control of their behavior.The Almost Effect™ Series presents books written by Harvard Medical School faculty and other experts that offer guidance on common behavioral and physical problems falling in the spectrum between normal health and a full-blown medical condition. These are the first publications to help general readers recognize and address these problems.

The Sociopath At The Breakfast Table

Author : Jane McGregor
ISBN : 0897936973
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"Authors Dr. Jane McGregor and Tim McGregor present The Sociopath At the Breakfast Table providing readers with a complete guide of how to spot, avoid, and remove sociopaths from their lives. With a full profile of common sociopathic traits - such as a victimization, learned helplessness, shallowness, aggression, lack of remorse, etc. - readers will be able to easily identify the dangerous people in their lives. There is also an Empathy Quotient quiz included which helps measure a person's level of empathy. It shows readers where they are on the empathy spectrum and how likely they are to be the target of a sociopath. Armed with these helpful tools, readers can feel secure knowing they are protecting themselves and their loved ones from manipulative and abusive people. This book is geared to help those currently in a relationship with a sociopath and to forewarn others, who want to avoid sociopaths, with the knowledge of how to reduce their chances of becoming a sociopath's next target. The entire range of an abusive relationship is covered: the beginning stages of manipulation, dealing with the anger and guilt following the end of the relationship, and how to regain control and move on. Along the way, the authors provide readers with easy, manageable, step-by-step techniques and instructions"--

Confessions Of A Sociopath

Author : M.E. Thomas
ISBN : 9780307956668
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST OF 2013 STAFF PICK 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 blog, Sociopathworld.com; and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.” Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Snakes In Suits

Author : Dr. Paul Babiak
ISBN : 9780061854453
Genre : Business & Economics
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Let's say you're about to hire somebody for a position in your company. Your corporation wants someone who's fearless, charismatic, and full of new ideas. Candidate X is charming, smart, and has all the right answers to your questions. Problem solved, right? Maybe not. We'd like to think that if we met someone who was completely without conscience -- someone who was capable of doing anything at all if it served his or her purposes -- we would recognize it. In popular culture, the image of the psychopath is of someone like Hannibal Lecter or the BTK Killer. But in reality, many psychopaths just want money, or power, or fame, or simply a nice car. Where do these psychopaths go? Often, it's to the corporate world. Researchers Paul Babiak and Robert Hare have long studied psychopaths. Hare, the author of Without Conscience, is a world-renowned expert on psychopathy, and Babiak is an industrial-organizational psychologist. Recently the two came together to study how psychopaths operate in corporations, and the results were surprising. They found that it's exactly the modern, open, more flexible corporate world, in which high risks can equal high profits, that attracts psychopaths. They may enter as rising stars and corporate saviors, but all too soon they're abusing the trust of colleagues, manipulating supervisors, and leaving the workplace in shambles. Snakes in Suits is a compelling, frightening, and scientifically sound look at exactly how psychopaths work in the corporate environment: what kind of companies attract them, how they negotiate the hiring process, and how they function day by day. You'll learn how they apply their "instinctive" manipulation techniques -- assessing potential targets, controlling influential victims, and abandoning those no longer useful -- to business processes such as hiring, political command and control, and executive succession, all while hiding within the corporate culture. It's a must read for anyone in the business world, because whatever level you're at, you'll learn the subtle warning signs of psychopathic behavior and be able to protect yourself and your company -- before it's too late.

The Psychopath Inside

Author : James Fallon
ISBN : 9781101603925
Genre : Psychology
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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.

Coping With Difficult Families

Author : Jane McGregor
ISBN : 9781847092991
Genre : Family & Relationships
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We all have family members who push our buttons. Some are poor communicators, others are anti-social, and the rest are out to make our lives a misery! With a strong emphasis on empathy and emotional intelligence, the book offers practical advice on how to break dysfunctional family dynami, and interact effectively with other members. Topi include: • the role of empathy • family members with little or no empathy • personality disorders including borderline personality disorder (BPD), antisocial personality disorder (AsPD) and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) • empaths and super-empaths - superperceptive and sensitive people • how to set boundaries and sever ties if need be • overcoming emotional trauma • developing self-compassion

Without Conscience

Author : Robert D. Hare
ISBN : 9781606235782
Genre : Psychology
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Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets--and they do not always ply their trade by killing. Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.

Psychopath Free Expanded Edition

Author : Jackson MacKenzie
ISBN : 9780698190214
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A significantly expanded edition of Psychopath Free—containing new chapters, updated content, and real survivor experiences. Have you ever been in a relationship with a psychopath? Chances are, even if you did, you would never know it. Psychopaths are cunning charmers and master manipulators, to the point where you start to accept the most extreme behaviors as normal…Even if it hurts you. All around us, every single day, human beings devoid of empathy are wreaking havoc and destroying lives in the coldest, most heartless ways imaginable. In constant pursuit of money, sex, influence, or simple entertainment, psychopaths will do whatever it takes to gain power over others. They hide behind a veil of normalcy, arranging their friends and partners like pawns in a game of chess. Using false praise and flattery to get what they want, they can lure any unsuspecting target into a relationship. Once hooked, their charming promises spin into mind games and psychological torture. Victims are left devastated and confused, unable to recognize—or even put into words—the nightmare that just took place. Written from the heart, Psychopath Free is the first guide for survivors written by a survivor, offering hope for healing and thriving after psychopathic abuse. Say goodbye to the chaos, self-doubt, and victimization. You are free.

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