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Best Psychopath Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best Psychopath books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Psychopath Free (Expanded Edition): Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People (2015)

Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionHave you ever been in a relationship with a psychopath? Chances are, even if you did, you would never know it. Psychopaths are cunning charmers and master manipulators, to the point where you start to accept the most extreme behaviors as normal…Even if it hurts you. All around us, every single day, human beings devoid of empathy are wreaking havoc and destroying lives in the coldest, most heartless ways imaginable. In constant pursuit of money, sex, influence, or simple entertainment, psychopaths will do whatever it takes to gain power over others. They hide behind a veil of normalcy, arranging their friends and partners like pawns…
Author(s): Jackson MacKenzie

2. Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us (1999)

Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionMost people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society’s rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem…
Author(s): Robert D. Hare

3. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry (2012)

Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionThe Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson’s exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world’s top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of…
Author(s): Jon Ronson

4. The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success (2013)

Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionIn this engrossing journey into the lives of psychopaths and their infamously crafty behaviors, the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals that there is a scale of “madness” along which we all sit. Incorporating the latest advances in brain scanning and neuroscience, Dutton demonstrates that the brilliant neurosurgeon who lacks empathy has more in common with a Ted Bundy who kills for pleasure than we may wish to admit, and that a mugger in a dimly lit parking lot may well, in fact, have the same nerveless poise as a titan of industry.Dutton argues that there are indeed “functional psychopaths” among us―different from their murderous…
Author(s): Kevin Dutton

5. The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain (2014)

Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionFor his first fifty-eight years, James Fallon was by all appearances a normal guy. A successful neuroscientist and professor, he’d been raised in a loving family, married his high school sweetheart, and had three kids and lots of friends. Then he learned a shocking truth that would not only disrupt his personal and professional life, but would lead him to question the very nature of his own identity.While researching serial killers, he uncovered a pattern in their brain scans that helped…
Author(s): James Fallon

6. A Predator and a Psychopath: A Dark and Twisted Psychological Thriller (1) (2019)

Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionThe character at the heart of the novel is both terrifying and realistic. For fans of dark thrillers and crime fiction, this novel will not disappoint." . The story builds toward an explosive conclusion." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ After Jason is committed to a mental institution, he begins to uncover things he never knew before or things his mind shut out to protect him.He finds himself questioning what's real and what's not. What happened to his wife, Lisa? Where is Lea? Why can't he remember what…
Author(s): Jay Kerk

7. Women Who Love Psychopaths: Inside the Relationships of inevitable Harm With Psychopaths, Sociopaths & Narcissists (2018)

Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionI have worked my whole career of 30+ years with narcissists, anti-socials, psychopaths and the women and children who loved them. The first edition of this book (2008) began exploring these relationships of inevitable harm as the book s first edition was the FIRST book to ever look at these relationships, the women, and their trauma. Since then, the field is exploding with the recognition of these dangerous and traumatizing pathological love relationships. Survivor books of My Life with a Narcissist/Psychopath fill book shelves giving a traumatizing view of the…
Author(s): Sandra L. Brown, Jennifer R. Young

8. The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience (2015)

Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionWe know of psychopaths from chilling headlines and stories in the news and movies—from Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, to Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan. As Dr. Kent Kiehl shows, psychopaths can be identified by a checklist of symptoms that includes pathological lying; lack of empathy, guilt, and remorse; grandiose sense of self-worth; manipulation; and failure to accept one’s actions. But why do psychopaths behave the way they do? Is it the result of their environment— how they were raised—or is there a genetic compo­nent to their lack of…
Author(s): Kiehl PhD, Kent A.

9. Master Dealing with Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Narcissists – The Ultimate Handbook for the Empath (2019)

Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionThis handbook was compiled by a once-naïve empath who encountered psychopaths in various avenues of the author’s life: heart broken, illusions stripped away, career path shattered, and the result of a radical transformation. Somewhere in an abyss of self-searching darkness, the author was finally able to put the puzzle together with an inkling of spiritual insight and wisdom, as well as our common human will to rebound, rebuild, regenerate and re-strategize. This instinct led to an obsessive quest to devour information through forums, books, resources,…
Author(s): Zane Alexander, Transcendence

10. The Sociopath Next Door (2006)

Best Psychopath Books Worth Your AttentionWho is the devil you know? Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband?Your sadistic high school gym teacher?Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings?The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own?In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. He’s a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague? They may be sociopaths too.We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people—one in twenty-five—has an often…
Author(s): Martha Stout

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse There are a What he found surprised him. McNab is a diagnosed psychopath but he is a GOOD PSYCHOPATH. Unlike a BAD PSYCHOPATH, he is able to dial up or down qualities such as ruthlessness, fearlessness, conscience and empathy to get the very best out of himself – and others – in a wide range of situations. “Unlike the hollow, risk-pursuing few who are deprived of a seventh sense [conscience], you will go through your life fully aware of the warm and comforting, infuriating, confusing, compelling, and sometimes joyful presence of other human beings, and along with your conscience you will be given the chance to take the largest risk of all The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry [Jon Ronson] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists Psychopath Or Sociopath: Know The Difference, Stay The F**k Away, And Always Check Your Back Seat (Psychopath, Sociopath, Psychopathy, Sociopathy Book 1) by

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some psychopath books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Via my Amazon-/Microsoft-/VC-praised work, threat of persistent terrorism identified (keywords: ~77 million psychopaths are IMPERILED)

Author(s): Frank Ruscica
Publisher: N/A, Year: 2019, Size: 507 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2327519

[Updated] Via my Amazon-/Microsoft-/VC-praised work, threat of persistent terrorism identified (keywords: ~77 million psychopaths are IMPERILED)

Author(s): Frank Ruscica
Publisher: N/A, Year: 2019, Size: 649 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2329033

[Update #2] Via my Amazon-/Microsoft-/VC-praised work, threat of persistent terrorism identified (keywords: ~77 million psychopaths are IMPERILED)

Author(s): Frank Ruscica
Publisher: N/A, Year: 2019, Size: 713 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2329900

[Update #3] Via my Amazon-/Microsoft-/VC-praised work, threat of persistent terrorism identified (keywords: ~77 million psychopaths are IMPERILED)

Author(s): Frank Ruscica
Publisher: N/A, Year: 2019, Size: 796 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2330770

[Update #4] Via my Amazon-/Microsoft-/VC-praised work, threat of persistent terrorism identified (keywords: ~77 million psychopaths are IMPERILED)

Author(s): Frank Ruscica
Publisher: N/A, Year: 2019, Size: 804 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2332103

Via my Amazon-/Microsoft-/VC-praised work, threat of persistent terrorism identified (keywords: ~77 million psychopaths are IMPERILED) [Update #5]

Author(s): Frank Ruscica
Publisher: N/A, Year: 2019, Size: 866 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2336065

Psychosis, dissociation, and trauma: evolving perspectives on severe psychopathology

Author(s): Dorahy, Martin J.; Moskowitz, Andrew; Schäfer, Ingo
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2351324

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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