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January 6, 2021 at 8:48 pm #64797lady212Participant
I have been off for awhile but have been doing so much reading to support my healing and wanted to pass on some materials that may help those recovering from a sociopath, psychopath or narcissist. These helped me.
The Psychologist and her narcissists by a Jenny Tamasi has been my favorite book to date I have read on This topic. There aren’t many reviews but it’s written by a psychologist who dated two psychos back to back, both very different in manipulating her. The book has humor and therapeutic activities and professional insight and tips and a place to journal. I couldn’t put this down and liked to see how the psychos even can fool a professional. She includes a lot of red flags to look out for too which is helpful. This was informative, healing, and easy to read. Very helpful!
Dangerous personalities by Joe Navarro is a great book- I love the checklists and the subtle examples of disturbed personalities. This helps to know what to look for. He is a retired FBI profiler, doesn’t have a background in Psychology but offers good tips.
In Sheep’s Clothing and Character disturbance by George Simon is great especially if you feel duped or fooled by a covert type. Harder to read and get through but good information.
I listened to Without Conscience by a Robert Hare. Great information about psychopaths and some good case studies. I’m not sure if it’s hard to read but I listened while driving and it was entertaining. He is one of the founding fathers I think in the field of psychopathy.
The Sociopath Next Store by Martha Staut- this was also technical but had good information about the daily disturbed characters you may encounter.
Whole again by Jackson Mackenzie- he’s been through the abuse and explains the cycle and surviving well. It’s interesting to read a book from a male survivor.
It’s called a breakup because it’s broken- this doesn’t really capture the pain or suffering of a sociopath or psychopath but it’s light and easy to read and will make you laugh. I liked it but it’s not really related to dating a disturbed person like a sociopath or psychopath.
Woman who love psychopaths by Sandra Brown is excellent. It offers a different view as to why woman get involved with and stay with a psychopath. It was a little dry at spots and a little long. Still a good resource.
Out of all of these if you are looking to read to learn about narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths and try to heal- the book by Jenny Tamasi is like answers and healing all wrapped up in one with good real life examples you’ll be able to relate too. It’s also not too long.
All of the above can be bought on Amazon. I found that reading has been very helpful and suggest you try it too. It really helped me.
January 7, 2021 at 9:26 am #64806Donna AndersenKeymaster
Lady212 – thank you for your suggestions. I wish you the best in your continued recovery!
January 7, 2021 at 12:13 pm #64808Jan7Participant
That is a great book list.
I would also encourage everyone to go to the top of Lovefraud & click on the “Bookstore” tab..Donnna also has a list of exceptional books including her books which are MUST reads also while also supporting her & Terry and their wonderful wonderful website that has a wealth of articles & a amazing support network to help you heal.
If you do a search on the books in the love fraud book store you might find a book review by Donna here on Lovefraud.
January 21, 2021 at 12:52 am #64901sept4Participant
Yes it’s good to read up on the signs so you recognize them next time before it’s too late.
I’d say the number one easiest sign to spot is EXTREME charm and charisma. I’m sure there are some exceptions but I’d rather be safe than sorry, so now when I meet someone EXTREMELY charming and charismatic I just automatically assume they are a sociopath.
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