The Sociopath Next Door: Martha Stout - MP3 CD

The Sociopath Next Door - Martha Stout - MP3 CD

 
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  • Written By: Martha Stout, Ph.D.
  • Published: April 2005
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THE SOCIPATH NEXT DOOR Feb 27, 2011 CAROLYN LEE OH US
  I HAVE LOOKED FOR YEARS FOR THE ANSWERS (FOR WHICH I DID NOT EVEN KNOW THE RIGHT QUESTIONS TO ASK) OR BE REBUFFED BY PROFESSIONALS & EVEN BY MY FAMILY AS I... more...
Written by Martha Stout, Ph.D. - Audio book narrated by Shelly Frasier - Unabridged Nonfiction - 1 MP3 COMPACT DISC - 7.5 hours

Publisher, Tantor Media (April 2005)

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"A chillingly accurate portrayal of evil—the decent person's guide to indecency" —Jonathan Kellerman, author

"A useful, if appalling guide to help you recognize conscienceless individuals.. [and] a heartening affirmation of the empathic mind set that comes naturally to the vast majority of humans." --0: the Oprah Magazine

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.

About the Author: Martha Stout, Ph.D. was trained at the famous McLean Psychiatric Hospital and is a practicing psychologist and a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School She is also the author of The Myth of Sanity. She lives in Massachusetts.

About the Narrator: In addition to audiobook narration, Shelly Frasier has appeared in many independent film and theater projects in Arizona and southern California, and has developed character voices for animation projects and voiceover work for commercials. She trained at The Groundlings Improv School in Hollywood and South Coast Repertory Professional Conservatory in Costa Mesa, California. She has performed at theaters throughout North Hollywood and Orange County. Recent performances include Blue Window, The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry, The Haunting of Hill House, and a British farcical version of A Christmas Carol. She resides in Hollywood.

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