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by Martin Kantor

Is there a mild psychopath near you? Or in you? If so, what can and should you do? Find out in this riveting exploration of a personality disorder usually dismissed by the mental health profession, and never before the topic of in-depth scholarly exploration. We all recognize the true, full-blown psychopaths―the Hitlers, Stalins and Gacys of the world. But what professionals and lay people, alike often do not recognize is that we are surrounded by mild psychopaths, people who do not reach the level of their infamous counterparts, yet still share some of their traits. Fifteen-time author Kantor, a psychiatrist whose last work, Understanding Paranoia, also zeroed in on everyday problems, explains how to recognize, understand and cope with the mild psychopaths one encounters every day.

Who are these everyday psychopaths? They are politicians who lie to get votes, swindlers who phish the Internet to steal identities, salesmen who push cars or other products they know are lemons, businessmen who dupe the public in ways that barely skirt the law, doctors who perform unnecessary surgery because they need the money. The list goes on. Some would argue that each of us must use some of the means of the mild psychopath to be successful in life. Where is the line, and what do you do when those around you cross it? The Psychopathy of Everyday Life helps you decide.

Kantor spotlights and disproves widely-held beliefs about mild psychopathy, then shows us methods to deal with such people, and such traits in ourselves. His conclusions and vignettes drawn from the treatment room and from everyday life, for example, show that psychopathy is a widespread problem, not one confined to low life' people in jails, or to men and women in mental hospitals. Psychopaths are not all failures in life who could be labled either bad' or mad;' many are quite successful and held up as models. And they are not all guilt-free with no conscience; some do want to escape their aggressive and socially harmful world where being honest, forthright and ethical is abnormal. Kantor offers an eclectic approach based on classic therapies to facilitate help and self-help methods for the victim and the psychopath.

Download The Psychopathy of Everyday Life: How Antisocial Personality Disorder Affects All of Us epub
ISBN: 0275987981
ISBN13: 978-0275987985
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
Author: Martin Kantor
Language: English
Publisher: Praeger; 1 edition (July 30, 2006)
Pages: 224 pages
ePUB size: 1116 kb
FB2 size: 1797 kb
Rating: 4.9
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As the author of THE SECRET LIFE OF CAPTAIN X: MY LIFE WITH A PSYCHOPATH PILOT I read Dr. Kantor’s clinical book The Psychopathy of Everyday Life: How Antisocial Personality Disorder Affects All Us while researching socialized psychopaths. Dr. Kantor’s book lead me to believe he focused on what he calls mild psychopathy (most clinicians call them socialized or functioning psychopaths) Although Dr. Robert Hare’s book, Without Conscience, The Disturbing World of Psychopaths Among Us, Martha Stout’s book, The Sociopath Next Door (sociopath and psychopath are interchangeable terms) and Thomas Sheridan’s book Puzzling People; The Labyrinth of the Psychopath are better (and way less expensive) works on the topic, this still is a good book promoting psychopath awareness.
Very well written, easy to understand. Good for those who would like to understand the antisocial personality disorder. Arrived on time. Not too costly
This is a very practical book on Psychopathy, in terms of its straighforwardness and it goes very much to the point of what psychopathy really is and how it affects us in every day life. If you want to know about everyday psychopaths and the damage they inflict upon us in all aspects of our lives, this is the book to read.
A good book for advanced and regular students. I am a naturak=l health professiional and I found it very helpful.
This latest scholarly work of Dr. Martin Kantor reads like a best-seller. It drew me in from the first page and I could not put it down! Finally I had explanations for some of the callous, hard hearted behaviors that I often see in people around me. Rich with real life examples and plenty of Dr. Kantor's characteristically brilliant insight and wit, The Psychopathy of Everyday life is a book that everyone could benefit from reading. Whether you are looking for deeper insight into the gray area of mild psychopathy to effectively treat your patients or are a lay person trying to understand hurtful behaviors of the people around you or if others have identified some behaviors about you and you want to dig deeper, this book will not only enlighten you but also give you solutions, including extensive descriptions of the various individual and group therapies that work for the mild psychopath. Kantor doesn't forget the everyday victims of psychopaths either. Perhaps my favorite chapter of all is the final chapter, "Coping with Psychopaths of Everyday Life." Here the good doctor gives a six-step method that helps us to protect ourselves from the wrath of everyday psychopathic behaviors, by identifying our personal vulnerabilities and learning to stop enabling the psychopaths of our lives. This book is a must read. Give it as a give to your therapist, to a friend who too often lets other people upset her, or to a person who could use a hint about some of his or her own behaviors. This book contains a wealth of information and makes a great addition to anyone's library. Highly recommended. Raeleen D'Agostino, Ph.D.
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In this thoroughly researched and beautifully written book Kantor helps the professional and layperson alike identify psychopathy, with an emphasis on spotting its milder forms, goes into its multiple causes ranging from the psychological (psychoanalytic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral and social) to the genetic-organic, and suggests ways for professionals to treat mild psychopaths and for laypersons to cope with them. As the blurb above clearly notes Kantor makes a central and surprisingly original point: that while many psychopaths are essentially guilt free due to a deficiency of conscience, not all are completely so, for the mildest ones do want to escape this inner demon and emerge into the world of altruism and empathy for their fellow men. Highly recommended, and also highly enjoyable.

Tom M.