You will read in their own words how they approach relationships, how they manipulate their partners, and what they think about themselves and others.
"Dianne Emerson provides readers with the rare opportunity to enter the personal lives of three male psychopaths through their own words. Through the careful organization of their everyday stories of who, what, when and where, Emerson ultimately provides the building blocks for readers to understand why these individuals do what they do. Without such stories, there is little hope for understanding."
Carl B. Gacono, Ph.D. & Aaron J. Kivisto, Ph.D.
Perhaps you already suspect something wrong in your relationship. What can you do? Knowledge is power, so learn to recognize the behaviors and the tricks that psychopaths use to manipulate their prey. Will you recognize the mind games? Learn about "gaslighting" and the "victim card." Learn not to trust what seems too good to be true. It probably isn't.
"You will have a glimpse into the mind of the everyday psychopath, the one for whom you may work, the one whom you may run into in the grocery store or at the gym, or possibly the one with whom you live." - Dianne Emerson
There is no doubt that there is at least one psychopath in your life. You may not even know it, as psychopaths are typically charming and persuasive. Your partner, your coworker, your boss, your neighbor - any one of them may be a psychopath. Psychopaths pursue their chosen victims with smooth talk and allure until they have total control. Then they play with them like a cat with a mouse, until they become bored and move on to the next target. Their victims feel abandoned and abused, but can't understand what happened or how anyone could be so cruel.
Quotes from the interviewed psychopaths:
"The person you need me to be in order to trust, confide in, support and promote is the person I will become. Being free of unpredictable emotional reactions and guilt, I am free to be whatever, whenever and then change that when necessary..." - "Bill"
"I was 11 when I knew I was not like other people because I saw someone die in front of me, and then everyone was so upset about it, and I didn't see why." - "Steve"
"You don't loudly sigh with boredom at a funeral. You probably don't feel bored at a funeral. I do. Exceptionally so. And I suppose I may sometimes forget myself without realizing. There have been many occasions where people have been looking at me oddly for reasons unclear to me." - Fred