As M. E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, we are your
neighbors, co-workers, and quite possibly the people closest to you—lovers,
family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are
thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and
outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even brilliant. We climb the
corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless
self-confidence. Who are we? We are
highly successful, non-criminal sociopaths, and we comprise 4 percent of the
Confessions of a
Sociopath takes readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath,
revealing what makes the tick and what that means for the rest of humanity.
Written from the point of view of a diagnosed sociopath, it unveils these men
and women who are “hiding in plain sight” for the very first time.
Confessions of a
Sociopath is part confessional memoir, part primer for the wary. Drawn from
Thomas’ own experiences; her popular blog, Sociopathworld.com; and current and
historical scientific literature, it reveals just how different—and yet often
very similar—sociopaths are from the rest of the world. The book confirms
suspicions and debunks myths about sociopathy and is both the memoir of a
high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap—right from
the source—for dealing with the sociopath in your life, be it a boss, sibling,
parent, spouse, child, neighbor, colleague, or friend.
As Thomas argues, while sociopaths aren’t like everyone
else, and it’s true some of them are incredibly dangerous, they are not
inherently evil. In fact, they’re potentially more productive and useful to
society than neurotypicals or “empaths,” as they fondly like to call “normal”
people. Confessions of a Sociopath demystifies
sociopathic behavior and provide readers with greater insight on how to respond
or react to protect themselves, live among sociopaths without becoming victims,
and even beat sociopaths at their own game, through a bit of empathetic cunning
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