A fascinating, important book about what makes good people good and bad people bad, and how good people can protect themselves from those others.
The Sociopath Next Door is a chillingly accurate portrayal of evil -- the decent person's guide to indecency.
A chilling portrait of human beings who lack scruples the way someone born blind lacks eyesight...Stout describes respected professionals who tell outrageous lies simply to confuse colleagues... authority figures who deceive, seduce and even murder just to relieve the boredom that is the usual state of the sociopathic mind.
One in 25 people is a sociopath- no conscience, no guilt. It could be your mean boss or your crazy ex. [The Sociopath Next Door] is an easy-to-follow guide for spotting them.
I can't help but like Stout. After all, a book with passages not too subtly describing [a] present government's machinations that contains the word 'sociopath' in its title could only have been written by someone with guts.