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The Sociopath Next Door

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Martha Stout

[Dr.] Stout says that as many as 4% of the population are conscienceless sociopaths who have no empathy or affectionate feelings for humans or animals. As Stout (The Myth of Sanity) explains, a sociopath is defined as someone who displays at least three … see full wiki

Author: Martha Stout
Genre: Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Broadway
2 reviews about The Sociopath Next Door
review by . June 01, 2010
Martha Stout's frightening exposé of the presence of a huge population of humans without conscience is an eye-opener. For those of us governed by concern for others, for social norms, for the larger community, the idea that 4 percent of our fellow humans care not a whit is, at first, boggling. Then, as it sinks in, it makes perfect sense.    How often do we ask ourselves, "How can he/she stand to look in the mirror each morning?" And here's the answer, "Sociopathy is quite common, …
review by . November 15, 2006
Pros: Essential info for 96% of us given in a straight-forward accommodating manner     Cons: Accepting the bitter pill     The Bottom Line: Honestly, the most important book I've read in my 36 years.     I have never said this about a book before, but Dr. Martha Stout's "The Sociopath Next Door" should be required reading for All of us. In these 218 pages, Dr. Stout delivers a startlingly vivid and utterly candid look at the astounding …
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