December 18, 2018
Psychopath by Jefferey Dawson
PSYCHOPATH:Manipulation, Con Men and Relationship Fraud is an informative book written by Jefferey Dawson.
In addition to the Introduction and the Conclusion, the book has fifteen very interesting chapters. The author gives the definition of personality as well as the factors that affect the personality of an individual and the causes of personality disorders.
The book also enumerates various personality disorders which are divided into three clusters: Cluster A: Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal Personality Disorder; Cluster B: Antisocial (Psychopath), Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic Personality Disorder; Cluster C: Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder.
The author discusses the symptoms of a psychopath and the pre-psychopathic child, and includes the professions that the psychopaths find attractive. He also presents a few case studies.
This is a very interesting, informative, and helpful book. By giving a detailed description of how a psychopath thinks and behaves, the author is able to give the readers an idea on how to spot a psychopath and by describing the worldview of a psychopath, he is able to emphasize how devastating and dangerous it is to live with one.
The book is, fortunately, concise and very easy to read and understand, and except for a short part that includes some statistics in the first chapter, everything about this book is quite interesting and, probably, relatable to a lot of people. Except for several noticeable errors, I like everything about this book.