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The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success par [McNab, Andy, Dutton, Kevin]
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What is a good psychopath? And how can thinking like one help you to be the best that you can be?

Professor Kevin Dutton has spent a lifetime studying psychopaths. He first met SAS hero Andy McNab during a research project. What he found surprised him. McNab is a diagnosed psychopath but he is a GOOD PSYCHOPATH. Unlike a BAD PSYCHOPATH, he is able to dial up or down qualities such as ruthlessness, fearlessness, conscience and empathy to get the very best out of himself – and others – in a wide range of situations.

Drawing on the combination of Andy McNab’s wild and various experiences and Professor Kevin Dutton’s expertise in analysing them, together they have explored the ways in which a good psychopath thinks differently and what that could mean for you. What do you really want from life, and how can you develop and use qualities such as charm, coolness under pressure, self-confidence and courage to get it? The Good Psychopath Manifesto gives you a unique and entertaining road-map to self-fulfillment both in your personal life and your career.

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Andy McNab (Author)
From the day he was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital in London, Andy McNab has lead an extraordinary life.

As a teenage delinquent, Andy McNab kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS he was at the centre of covert operations for nine years – on five continents. During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero, a patrol that, in the words of his commanding officer, 'will remain in regimental history for ever'. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS.

Since then Andy McNab has become one of the world’s bestselling writers, drawing on his insider knowledge and experience. As well as three nonfiction bestsellers including Bravo Two Zero, the bestselling British work of military history, he is the author of the bestselling Nick Stone thrillers. He has also written a number of books for children.

Besides his writing work, he lectures to security and intelligence agencies in both the USA and UK , works in the film industry advising Hollywood on everything from covert procedure to training civilian actors to act like soldiers and he continues to be a spokesperson and fundraiser for both military and literacy charities.

Kevin Dutton (Author)
Professor Kevin Dutton is a research psychologist at the Calleva Research Centre for Evolution and Human Science, Magdalen College, University of Oxford. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. He is the author of two acclaimedbooks: Flipnosis: The Art of Split-Second Persuasion; and more recently The Wisdom of Psychopaths. He lives in the Cotswolds.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 384 pages
  • Editeur : Transworld Digital (8 mai 2014)
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  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00HWR2I6S
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Par RAS TOP 500 COMMENTATEURS le 30 octobre 2014
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En lisant le précédent ouvrage de Kevin Dutton sur les psychopathes, je l'avais trouvé fort théorique, c'est-à-dire qu'il manquait les instructions essentielles sur comment réveiller les traits psychopathiques non nuisibles et utiles. Cet ouvrage-ci, écrit en duo avec l'ancien para-commando britannique Andy McNab, essaie d'être un livre de self-help. Comme beaucoup de ces livres, ils sont lus mais pas appliqués, donc ça risque ne pas avoir beaucoup d'effets. Mais c'est bourré d'anecdotes amusantes et révélatrices. Donc si ça n'a pas forcément un grand effet, on passe un bon moment avec les deux compères. C'est souvent écrit comme une sorte de dialogue entre le prof d'université intello et l'ancien para-commando reconverti aux actions de charité et au roman. Il y a aussi pas mal de répétitions par rapport au premier livre de Dutton sur les psychopathes, mais la thèse est tellement inhabituelle que cela mérite un deuxième ouvrage. En bref, il y les méchants psychopathes (genre Hannibal Lecter) et les bons (type Andy McNab), dont on peut apprendre quelque chose pour échapper aux angoisses permanentes, aux tracasseries inutiles et rester dans l'instant pour agir efficacement. Les nombreuses expressions d'argot populaire rendent cependant le livre un peu difficile à comprendre pour les francophones, du moins dans tous les détails.
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HASH(0x8a06ddc8) étoiles sur 5 Practical, entertaining and informative. 11 août 2014
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Great fun and inspiring. Amusing and instructive.
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HASH(0x8a07a030) étoiles sur 5 'Action/Thriller" rather than a "Self Help" 21 juillet 2014
Par Caroline McGirr - Publié sur
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The title is misleading. Personally I found this book to be too full of anecdotes at the expense of information.
However it was an easy read and did make me think. I'm fairly confident that my very own good psychopath husband would enjoy it's blokey style and up-beat mood, while totally failing to recognize himself.
HASH(0x8a06dfd8) étoiles sur 5 Insightful, if with an irritating style 11 janvier 2016
Par Bernie Gourley - Publié sur
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The central premise of this book is that psychopaths have a range of traits that help them succeed. These traits include thick skin, focus, fearlessness, charisma, and coolness under high pressure. The “good” in “good psychopath” is used to describe individuals who have psychopathic characteristics while retaining the ability to play by societal rules—at least to the extent necessary to stay in good stead with the law—as well as to recognize the ramifications of their personalities. If you thought you were going to learn how to get away with a tristate prostitute killing spree, you’re looking into the wrong book. The book does discuss what differentiates good from bad psychopaths, but it’s clearly addressing the former.

Unlike Dr. Dutton’s previous book, “The Wisdom of Psychopaths,” this book is a self-help book rather than pop science. It’s designed to help anyone channel their inner psychopath. If you’re already a psychopath, it may help you think about how you can apply your natural tendencies to getting what you want in life. If you’re not a psychopath, it’ll advise you on how to go about facilitating the growth of characteristics that serve psychopaths. McNab serves as the psychopath in-residence, offering stories and his own experience, while Dutton is the scholar trying to lend a more objective understanding of the subject.

The book’s organization is straight forward, there is a prologue plus three chapters that outline the subject and lay out the key concepts, and then chapters 4 through 10 each address one of the seven essential characteristics of the good psychopath. These include proclivities like non-procrastination, being confident, being oneself, taking criticism with ease, being persuasive, living in the moment, and reducing the influence of emotion in decision-making / behavior. These seven chapters are the heart of the book, and they explain how to think about and advance these personality characteristics.

One strength of the book is the use of stories and jokes to convey ideas in a reader-friendly manner. However, some of these stories are clichéd. On the other hand, a number of them come from the career of McNab, and he—as a former SAS member--had a more fascinating career than most. Also, many of tales and anecdotes come from the interaction of this scholar / warrior duo. The chapters also have quizzes that will help the reader evaluate their level of psychopathy, and the e-version of the book is linked to on-line versions of the quizzes.

I can imagine a range of responses to this book from love to hate. There’s one way to love this book (despite its faults), but two ways to hate it. The most obvious way to dislike it, but probably not the most common way, is substantive. One may object to a range of virtues such as coolness under pressure and living in the moment being labeled psychopathic. However, if this was a problem for the reader, one probably wouldn’t purchase (or, being psychopathic, steal) the book. Reading the blurb would tell one what to expect in that regard.

The more likely reason for hating this book is stylistic. The authors wrote it as though they were speaking to the reader, and we know there are good reasons for one’s written style of communication being different from the spoken word. The first such reason is that spoken language can confuse when one is lacking non-verbal information streams. In this case, there are two authors who haven’t merged into one voice, but instead retain their distinct voices. This means that one may have moments of not knowing who’s speaking. Such confused moments usually don’t last long because the authors work hard to create widely different personas. Dutton is the PhD with an erudite / nerdy bent, but who works to come off as the cool professor whose class one might enjoy taking. McNab is the psychopath, and he’s a soldier to the core. Still, even the occasional half sentence in confusion is distracting.

The second reason for writing differently than speaking is that one doesn’t know to whom one is speaking. Not everybody digs f-bombs and bawdy jokes. Those who do will probably find the style neither distracting nor offensive. Many readers won’t have a problem with the language, but will nonetheless find the authors’ attempts to come off as cool to be distracting or irritating. Working to appear cool wears well on 13 year olds, but seems a little pathetic in grown men talking to an audience of other adults.

I found this book interesting and I’d recommend it for people interested in personal development. However, I can’t say that I didn’t find the style of the book grating on occasion.
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HASH(0x8a07a5d0) étoiles sur 5 Entertaining and Educational 14 juillet 2014
Par Leighonkindle - Publié sur
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A self help guide with a bit of everything. While discussing the science both of the author's also bring a bit of tongue in cheek humor to the mix, which makes the entire read both educational, and entertaining.
HASH(0x8a07a384) étoiles sur 5 Four Stars 4 décembre 2015
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Wery good book which help me understand people beheivier.
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