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The sociopath at the breakfast table : recognizing and dealing with antisocial and manipulative people /

"Sociopaths can be found in every facet of life: personal relationships, work, school, and family. Most people have been in a relationship or interacted with more than one sociopath in their lifetime, often not recognizing their danger until it was too late. The Sociopath At the Breakfast Table... Full description

Main Author: McGregor, Jane 1966-
Other Authors: McGregor, Tim 1968-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Alameda, CA : Hunter House, 2014
Edition: First US edition.
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Contents: Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1 -- Introduction: what the book is about -- *Sociopaths in society -- *Sociopath-induced distress and trauma -- *Defining the problem -- *Outline of the book -- Chapter 2 -- Everyday sociopaths -- *Case histories -- Chapter 3 -- A profile of a sociopath -- *Traits of a sociopath -- *Gender differences -- Chapter 4 -- Interactions of a sociopath -- *The apath -- *The empath -- *The sociopathic transaction -- *The Sociopath-Empath-Apath Triad -- *The 'gaslighting' effect and how it works -- *The effects of haslighting from the targeted person's point of view -- Chapter 5 -- Coping in the aftermath of a destructive relationship -- *Witnessing sociopathic abuse -- *Dealing with the draining effects of trauma -- *Coping emotionally -- *Stages of grieving -- *Dealing with anxiety, stress and anger in the early days -- *When the stress and anxiety aren't shifting -- Chapter 6 -- Establishing boundaries and regaining control of your life -- *Coping with the aftermath of trauma -- *Establishing control following prolonged contact with a sociopath -- *Coping day to day -- *How other people coped -- Chapter 7 -- Dealing with complex family situations -- *Coping with the fallout -- *Parental Alien Syndrome -- *Child protection -- *Sociopathic relatives -- *Laying down the law with problem grandparents and other family members -- *What if you suspect your child has sociopathic traits? -- Chapter 8 -- End-stage recovery -- *Dealing with stigma -- Appendix: The Empathy Quotient (EQ) test.
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Neenah Adult New Nonfiction 616.8582 M178s Due: 10/20/2014