Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout

The Sociopath Next Door is a fascinating study of individuals who seem to be born without a moral conscience and make up 4% of the population.

Author Martha Stout describes the defining features of sociopaths, including superficial charm, deceitfulness, impulsiveness, and a lack of remorse, and offers three examples of such people.

In the final analysis, the text is interesting and arresting, and provides telling insight into sociopaths and some of their common behavioral patterns.

1 comment:

  1. I think our society has created such people early on. It
    talks about this here.