Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us - Chapter 13, A Survival Guide, pg 207-218 Summary & Analysis

Robert Hare (psychologist)
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Chapter 13, A Survival Guide, pg 207-218 Summary and Analysis

By this point in the book, Hare understands that the predicament of the psychopath can be very depressing for people. Therefore, he uses the entire chapter to outline how we can survive coming in contact with a psychopath.

Hare first suggests that in order to protect yourself you must know what you are dealing with, try not to be influenced by the show the psychopath may put on, enter new relationships with your guard up, and know yourself.

The first point Hare makes is very obvious. Throughout the book he has showed the reader that even trained clinicians and psychiatrists are manipulated and "taken in" by psychopaths. While it is going to be hard to identify one, a lay person should try their hardest to recognize behaviors that are on the...

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