The Sociopath Next Door - Instaread

The Sociopath Next Door

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  • Release Date: 2015-11-25
  • Genre: Study Aids
Score: 4.5
From 24 Ratings


The Sociopath Next Door: by Martha Stout | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
Sociopaths comprise an alarming four percent of the population; that is, one in every 25 people is a sociopath. But this mental disorder is not well understood and many people fail to recognize it in others, which makes sociopaths difficult to identify and potentially very dangerous. It is urgent that people understand what a sociopath is and learn to recognize their revealing traits in order to protect themselves against these individuals who otherwise blend into the general population…
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  • The Sociopath Nextdoor

    By Trail 200
    This book gave me insight and understanding of people that have crossed in and out of my Life-affecting my emotions and realizing I need to avoid these types of humans.
  • Very insightful

    By Jerseygirl in okc
    This helped explain and break down the mind is the sociopath in terms that are easily understood. Very well done
  • Back ground is everything.

    By Rusty M.459
    For me, this book was gripping, chilling, and ultimately empowering. One of the professional reviews on the main page says that the book is somewhat alarmist, or something like that. I'd counter that facing difficult truths is inherently alarming. I'm writing this review largely as a way to process the information in the book. I read the book in a 24-hour period. I would've read it one sitting if other obligations didn't interfere. In addition, it's refreshingly well written; ideas are well presented.Background: I'm not one to bash our country or western society and I don't like it when people do. There is a place for self-reflection, however, in the interest of growth, and I'm startled to realize that our country as a whole does value many sociopathic traits, like being ruthless without a twinge of conscience, and winning at any or all costs. Movies/shows like "House of Cards" and "The Godfather" glorify, and maybe even celebrate, sociopathic behavior. (I know that "antisocial" is the new PC term, but whatever.) Labels aside, if the shoe fits .
  • I love this!

    By Johnnyboy2032
    This text is a lucid study of those individuals who seem to be born without a moral conscience, and as Stout elegantly points out throughout this narrative, one in twenty-five Americans are considered sociopath, causing havoc, heartache, destroyed careers, and the death of many people either directly or indirectly.
  • Great read!

    By Silentdarkness19
    To gain the benefits of "sociopath insurance" there are three portions of the book I believe are crucial for you to read: (1) the discussion of what is a sociopath along with her stories illustrating the different types of sociopaths, (BTW, those stories would make fine literary short stories with Stout's descriptive language and suspense building.) (2) Stout's "Thirteen Rules For Dealing With Sociopaths in Everyday Life", and (3) the discussion of how good people with consciences end up allowing sociopathic leaders to rise to power and do horrific acts. If you read just these sections and skip all the philosophical discussions about sociopaths, you will still gain a lot from this book.