The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, PhD. This book was recommended by to Doctors for me to read and helped me understand who I had been dealing with for the past 7 years. It is frightening to look back and see that my conscience was the weapon of choice and learning of all the other victims and lives he has manipulated the past 50 years. How do you warn future victims? How does one forget the hurt and pain? EGW
Some time ago I borrowed the book, The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, Ph.D., from a friend of mine, also a psychologist, who recommended it for its unique take on . It is a warning to unsuspecting readers that some of the world's most destructive individuals are not behind bars, but are our neighbors, , spouses, teachers, children, co-workers and friends. The author suggests that approximately 4 percent of the population suffers from , which she refers to as the "condition of missing " and alternatively as "Sociopathy". Although some researchers will disagree with her interchangeable use of the two terms, such an argument, albeit worthwhile, does not detract from the message delivered in The Sociopath Next Door.
I am probably on my 6th copy of that book because I frequently have people in my life who need it more than I. I have had my current copy for over a year now as it has fortunately been returned each time I’ve lent it out, now it is dog-eared and has many components highlighted or underlined. I’ve read nearly every book available on the subject, most far more technical and informative than The Sociopath Next Door, yet it is the one book that actually made me accept all of the others I had read. Another, far more scientific in nature, is “Without Conscience” by Dr Robert Hare.