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Do you know someone who is too manipulative and full of himself? Does someone you know charm the masses yet lack the ability to deeply connect with those around her?

Grandiosity and exaggerated self-worth. Pathological lying. Manipulation. Lack of remorse. Shallowness. Exploitation for financial gain. These are the qualities of Almost Psychopaths. They are not the deranged criminals or serial killers who might be coined "psychopaths" in the movies or on TV. They are spouses, coworkers, bosses, neighbors, and people in the news who exhibit many of the same behaviors as a full-blown psychopath, but with less intensity and consistency.

In Almost a Psychopath, Ronald Schouten, MD, JD, and James Silver, JD, draw on scientific research and their own experiences to help you identify if you are an Almost Psychopath and, if so, guide you to interventions and resources to change your behavior.

©2012 Harvard University (P)2016 Tantor

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" Almost a Psychopath is a powerful read for those who want to better understand this mental illness and how to work with such individuals." ( The Midwest Book Review)

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  • 02-02-19

Useful study tool

I love this narrator's clarity of speech and tone. The book is current, succinct, and thought provoking. It offers practical knowledge of DMSM IV and diagnostic measurements to relevant case studies.

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  • Booklover127
  • 22-04-20

Hardly Worth It

This book is mostly a waste of time--I got very little out of it. There are WAY better books out there on this subject, including: Healing From Hidden Abuse by Shannon Thomas (available on Audible)