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The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us Paperback – January 1, 2005 by Martha Stout 


Who is the devil you know? 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



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

SKU:  978-0739456743
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Broadway Books; Later Printing edition (January 1, 2005)

    Language ‏ : ‎ English

    Paperback ‏ : ‎ 241 pages

    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0739456741

    ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0739456743

    Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.8 ounces

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