Confessions of a Sociopath - M.E. Thomas

Confessions of a Sociopath

By M.E. Thomas

  • Release Date: 2013-05-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4 Score: 4 (From 137 Ratings)

Description

Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap -- right from the source -- for dealing with the sociopath in your life.

As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless self-confidence.  Who are we? We are highly successful, noncriminal sociopaths and we comprise 4 percent of the American population.”
  
Confessions of a Sociopath—part confessional memoir, part primer for the curious—takes readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick while debunking myths about sociopathy and offering a road map for dealing with the sociopaths in your life. M. E. Thomas draws from her own experiences as a diagnosed sociopath; her popular blog, Sociopathworld.com; and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.”

Reviews

  • Fascinating!!!

    5
    By Antonia Sun
    It provided insight into my father's mind, and forced me to take a closer look into my own.
  • Good book only for people with knowledge of psychiatry

    5
    By Sgtjbd
    Im going to read a little of this book to See her perspective. I did want to Note that "Sociopath is labeled as A personality disorder" its in a Category with narcissism and Borderline personality Disorder. Usually More men have sociopath tendencies Than women. I do agree though with Some i question her diagnosis . I see so far more narcissism & Borderline. I will comment again After i read some. Thanks *Update after reading a little: Yes this Person if they even exist does have sociopathic tendencies and people with This type of disorder have 2 track minds. As stated above this book will be Only interesting to people interested In psych or have intermediate knowledge Of psych or criminology. And sociopaths Are attention seeking. I would have to Read the whole book to see where this leads. There are different types of Sociopaths i believe in our society that Think differently but have their motives For what classifies them for the Diagnosis given. And sociopaths are Usually very intelligent and logical And most have high IQ's.
  • confessions of a sociopath

    5
    By kinginlatin
    Being also a Mormon, a Mormon Bishop twice but having my own difficulties in the wiring of the brain department I would so much love to meet M.E., and have a pleasant discussion of life and its challenges we face. This book has helped me and given me comfort. Thank you M.E.
  • Expectations

    5
    By Amarys117
    If you're expecting blood or horrors this isn't it. It's more of an insight to a psychopath's mindset and thinking patterns. If you are interested in psych and have an open mind it is very stimulating, but it's definitely not for all readers. It's implications of her arguments are as well.
  • Confessions of a Sociopath

    2
    By Beajane
    I expected this book to be fascinating, but instead I found it to be largely uninteresting. The author talks about how intelligent she is, but I found her mind to be like a two track road compared to a superhighway. Because of her disorder, her thinking is so narrow that the book read like a constant repeat of the same information. I did finish it, but it was difficult.
  • Top notch

    5
    By MissRashelle
    Brilliant, insightful & eloquently written. This is a book, a memoir, that should be referenced, remembered & even taught. I will recommend this to anyone with curiosity or misunderstanding about what it means to be "sociopathic" or even to get a glimpse of psychological "dysfunctions" in general, if one can open their mind enough to realize their own "dysfunctions" & those in all the people of the world. There is no true "normal" psychological profile that can be proven. There are many facets of different ends & corners of the psychological spectrum & everyone, no matter how "normal", has at least some glimmering facet reflecting a perceived "dysfunction." This is an A+ read, & even at times an oddly heart warming story. I was sad to reach the end, but so happy I found this. Thank you M.E. Thomas!!
  • I called her, Professor

    4
    By justin_hunt
    I had the author as my professor right before her book was released. In reading the book, I am finding myself thinking back on those experiences. She was always nice, though there was something a bit off about her. There was something sexually stimulating about her--for both the men and women in her classes. Perhaps had I read the book (without knowing that the author was my professor) I could have pinpointed her behavior as sociopathic instead of just labeling her as nice, but odd. After meeting her personally, I can't help but wonder if the experiences that she lays out in the book aren't exaggerated to the point that even others involved wouldn't recognize them. I worry that in publishing this book she has opened herself up to attack from "normal" people and sociopaths alike. I hope for her sake that she she doesn't become the target of sociopathic people. Particularly as her true identity is revealed.
  • Attention seeking

    1
    By RonMacSte
    While the author most likely does have maladjustment issues and a personality disorder, I seriously doubt she is a sociopath!

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