By Ronald Schouten and James Silver
#8698 Do you know someone who is highly manipulative and full of himself? Or someone who charms the masses yet lacks the ability to connect deeply with those around her?
Grandiosity. Pathological lying. Lack of remorse. Shallowness. Exploitation, perhaps for financial gain. Those are the qualities of “almost psychopaths.” They are not the deranged criminals often called psychopaths in the movies.
They are spouses, co-workers, bosses, neighbors, and newsmakers who exhibit many of the behaviors of a full-blown psychopath, but with less intensity and consistency.
In this book, the authors draw on scientific research and their own professional experience to help you identify these traits in another – or perhaps in yourself. They offer practical tools to help you:
- recognize the behavior, attitudes, and characteristics of “almost psychopaths”
- make sense of interactions you’ve had with them
- devise strategies for dealing with them in the present
- make informed decisions about your next steps
- learn ways to help them better control their behavior
280 pages. Softcover. 2012.