The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us
By Martha Stout
Broadway Books, 2005. 241 pgs. Nonfiction
With the author reporting that up to 4% of the American population is missing a conscience, there is little doubt that each of us has contact with at least one of them. In ‘The Sociopath Next Door’, Martha Stout tells of what it is like in the mind of a sociopath and how their actions can serve as warnings for those of us who must deal with them at work, within our families, or as their victims.
Terrifying and fascinating, ‘The Sociopath Next Door’ should be required reading for anyone trying to deal with a manipulator who may be preying on them. With sociopaths hiding in plain sight throughout society, we should probably all be aware of the facts, signs, and strategies outlined in these pages.