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Taming Toxic People

The Science of Identifying and Dealing with Psychopaths at Work and at Home
Narrated by: Sam Haft
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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"I didn't know how to deal with the poisonous and toxic people in my life or why they behaved the way they did, so I went looking for an answer. This book is what I found."

Best-selling author David Gillespie turns his attention to a phenomenon that damages businesses, seeds mental disease and discomfort and can bring civilisations to the brink of implosion - the psychopath.  

Psychopaths are often thought of as killers and criminals, but actually 5 to 10 percent of people are probably psychopathic without ever indulging in a single criminal act. These everyday psychopaths may be charming in the early stages of relationships or employment, but, Gillespie argues, their presence in your life is at best disruptive and at worst highly dangerous: they will leave you feeling cheated and humiliated, dominating and manipulating you to the point where you question your sanity. Worse, he cautions, at a societal level their tendency to gravitate towards positions of power can be disastrous. 

Taming Toxic People is a practical guide to restraining that difficult person in your life, be it your boss, your spouse or a parent. But it is also a serious and meticulously researched warning: if we value a free and well-functioning society, we need to rebuild the sense of community that has historically kept the everyday psychopath in check, and we must understand and act to manage the psychopathic behaviour in our midst. 

©2018 David Gillespie (P)2018 Pan Macmillan Australia

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Practical Guide: you as every psycopaths victim

Explains the unexplainable of a psychopaths behaviour.

Unfortunately our society, and humanity's empathy, fosters psychopaths. To deter a psychopath is next to impossible; unless you are one. So what can we do to minimise the harm they cause us? And what should we definitely not do?

This book explains how our actions as Empaths will be 1. used against us and 2. will be interpreted by psychopaths.
For by nature, we are already meat to the lion.

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Sanity Saving!

This book changed my life and saved my sanity. It completely changed the way I manage my boss and ex-husband.

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the title says it all

Highly recommend in helping to tame toxic people in your life and actually understand why some people cause the trouble they do. gives a sense of peace, clarity and coping skills to peoples destructive behaviour.

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Very Timely...and vital for All to hear!

If you haven't needed to deal with Toxic people..chances are you soon will!....Be prepared! This book answered so many questions and gave me hope with very practical steps to move beyond feelings of frustration...with Gratitude, Thank you David