While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Sociopath books.
- The Sociopath Next Door (2006)
- Psychopath Free (Expanded Edition): Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People (2015)
- Sociopath: Inside the Mind of a Sociopath (2014)
- Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight (2014)
- Master Dealing with Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Narcissists – The Ultimate Handbook for the Empath (2019)
- Husband, Liar, Sociopath: How He Lied, Why I Fell For It & The Painful Lessons Learned (2015)
- Becoming the Narcissist’s Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself (2016)
- 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life: Identifying and Dealing with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other High-Conflict Personalities (2018)
- In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People (2010)
- Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us (1999)
- A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America (2018)
- Sociopath: The – Sociopath – Laid Bare: Sociopathy, Antisocial Personality Disorder, ASPD (Psychopath, Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, … Health, Mental Illness, Passive Aggressive) (2016)
The Sociopath Next Door (2006)
Who 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?
Psychopath Free (Expanded Edition): Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People (2015)
Have 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 normalEven 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.
From the ~Personality Disorders and Mental Illnesses~ collection and the award winning writer, Paul Sorensen, comes a masterful explanation into the mind of a sociopath! “An excellent depiction of the modern day sociopath!” – Alex Lemmings, Book Critique Think of sociopaths, and what’s the first thing that enters your mind? The soulless murderer, lurking in the shadows? Or perhaps you think of the ruthless business man turned hardened criminal, a modern day depiction in recent movies and media.
sociopath and a roadmap—right from the source—for dealing with the sociopath in your life.As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even brilliant.
Master Dealing with Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Narcissists – The Ultimate Handbook for the Empath (2019)
This 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.
Could you or someone you know be married to a sociopath? The author of this book was, but it took her twenty years to figure it out. She wrote this book to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to other people. Onna thought the classmate she married was her Prince Charming—kind, honest, loving, and intellectually vibrant—but she was wrong. That “spark” she felt wasn’t true love, it was a trap—custom designed to ensnare her.
Becoming the Narcissist’s Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself (2016)
Although clinical research has been conducted on narcissism as a disorder, less is known about its effects on victims who are in toxic relationships with partners with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Individuals with this disorder engage in chronic devaluation and manipulation of their partners, a psychological and emotional phenomenon known as “narcissistic abuse.” Unfortunately, the full extent of what narcissistic abuse entails is not taught in any psychology class or diagnostic manual.
5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life: Identifying and Dealing with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other High-Conflict Personalities (2018)
Do you know someone whose moods swing wildly? Do they act unreasonably suspicious or antagonistic? Do they blame others for their own problems? When a high-conflict person has one of five common personality disorders—borderline, narcissistic, paranoid, antisocial, or histrionic—they can lash out in risky extremes of emotion and aggression. And once an HCP decides to target you, they’re hard to shake. But there are ways to protect yourself.
Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us (1999)
Most 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.
A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America (2018)
In his “remarkable” (Men’s Journal) and “controversial” (Fortune) book–written in a “wry, amusing style” (The Guardian)–Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the Boomers, a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity.
Sociopath: The – Sociopath – Laid Bare: Sociopathy, Antisocial Personality Disorder, ASPD (Psychopath, Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, … Health, Mental Illness, Passive Aggressive) (2016)
The term sociopath is often used to describe a psychopath; even in medical circles these two terms are regularly interchanged. Although they are both types of antisocial personality disorders and share many characteristics, there are also some key differences.Whether you have thought about it before or not, it is highly likely that someone you know has sociopathic tendencies and can be defined as a sociopath.
Best Sociopath Books Everyone Should Read
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Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths—And How We Can Stop!
Author(s): Bill Eddy
ID: 2369730, Publisher: Berrett–Koehler Publishers, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Becoming Superman: A Writer’s Journey from Poverty to Hollywood with Stops Along the Way at Murder, Madness, Mayhem, Movie Stars, Cults, Slums, Sociopaths, and War Crimes
Author(s): J. Michael Straczynski
ID: 2392652, Publisher: Harper Voyager, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths--And How We Can Stop!
Author(s): Eddy, William A
ID: 2585321, Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed 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 resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.