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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.

Understanding Personality Disorders

Author : Duane L. Dobbert
ISBN : 9781442206960
Genre : Psychology
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People with personality disorders are all around us, though many times we're not aware of those who are overly paranoid, obsessive-compulsive, antisocial, or overly dependent until it's too late. Indeed, many sufferers aren't aware themselves of their disorders and often go undiagnosed and untreated, leading to problems in their personal and professional lives. Here, Dobbert offers an introduction to the most common personality disorders, and a guide for those who work, live, or come in contact with sufferers on a daily basis.

The Mask Of Sanity

Author : Hervey Milton Cleckley
Genre : Psychology
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This classic is organized as follows: Section 1. An Outline of the Problem Section 2. The Material Part 1. The Disorder in Full Clinical Manifestation Part 2. Incomplete Manifestations or Suggestions of the Disorder Section 3. Cataloging the Material Part 1. Orientation Part 2. A Comparison With Other Disorders Part 3. A Clinical Profile Section 4. An Attempt at Interpretation Part 1. What Is Wrong With These Patients? Part 2. Etiological Considerations Section 5. What Can Be Done?

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 : 9781743512517
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.

Help I M In Love With A Narcissist

Author : Steven Carter
ISBN : 9781590770771
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Bestselling relationship gurus Carter and Sokol ("Men Who Can't Love" and "What Smart Women Know") enlighten readers about trying to love someone who can only love himself.

Zero Degrees Of Empathy

Author : Simon Baron-Cohen
ISBN : 0141017961
Genre : Cruelty
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How can we ever explain human cruelty? We have always struggled to explain why some people behave in the most evil way imaginable, while others are completely self-sacrificing. Is it possible that - rather than thinking in terms of 'good' and 'evil' - all of us instead lie somewhere on the empathy spectrum, and our position on that spectrum can be affected by both genes and our environments? Why do some people treat others as objects? Why is empathy our most precious resource? And does a lack of it always mean a negative outcome? From the Nazi concentration camps of World War Two to the playgrounds of today, Simon Baron-Cohen examines empathy, cruelty and understanding in this fascinating and challenging new look at what exactly makes our behaviour uniquely human. 'Highly readable . . . this is a valuable book.' Charlotte Moore, Spectator 'Important . . . humane and immensely sympathetic.' Richard Holloway, Literary Review 'Fascinating . . . compelling.' Terry Eagleton, Financial Times

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.

Coping With Aggressive Behaviour

Author : Jane McGregor
ISBN : 9781847094322
Genre : Religion
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Aggression is a complex issue, not least because what one person sees as an acceptable form of expressing anger or frustration may be seen by others as an aggressive act. This practical book explores the difference between positive and pathological expressions of anger, and explains how to transform your approach to dealing with aggression, both yours and other people’s. Packed full of strategies for handling relations with others, it will help transform your dealings with aggressors as you go about everyday life. Topics discussed include: - the nature of anger - passive aggression and how to recognise it - covert aggression - open aggression and outright hostility - cyber and online bullying - useful conversational gambits - empathy and why our culture needs it

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