• Sadism and Sociopathy

  • Why People Become Sadists, Sociopaths, and Psychopaths
  • By: David Copperson
  • Narrated by: John-Michael Jalonen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Sadism and Sociopathy

By: David Copperson
Narrated by: John-Michael Jalonen
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Publisher's Summary

What makes a person sadistic? What drives a person to hurt another human being? What are the connections of sadism and sociopathy to psychopathy or a messed-up childhood?

These are some of the things we’ll touch on in this extensive guide. We will explore the definitions and applications of the above-mentioned terms, as well as analyze the psychopath brain in further depth. Moreover, some chapters will go over how to spot a psychopath or sociopath more easily, how you can recognize it in children, or how to interact with someone like that. The audiobook will close with a short overview of some of the evilest people in the world, all of which had sociopath tendencies in one degree or another, and even sadistic ones. If this is your thing, then I encourage you to start listening to this audiobook.

©2020 David Copperson (P)2020 David Copperson

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Love the cover

One always wonders how people turn out to be so apathetic, or why they end up torturing others, or completely screwing them over without even caring. Well, this book sheds more light on that. I found the information to be refreshing and creepy at the same time. It's sad that things like that can happen to people and that it has an influence on the next generation. I actually know a few people who are a little sadistic, and I have to admit that when I'm in rage, I suddenly stop caring about other people's feelings a little more.

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Very Informatuve.

This is one of the better books on the subject that I have read. The Author is well versed on this topic. The reader will find it informative, without having to endure volumes of wordy fluff. I wish I could have read this years ago, but I have now.

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Scary but true

The cover makes it look like they are twins: Sociopathy and Sadism. I think there is definitely truth in that. Also, the cover makes it look a bit like a horror story, but it's all facts and thoughts, nonfiction. This is what I was looking for anyway, and it makes me understand human beings better. So I give this book a big, fat 5 stars. But that's just me.

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broad Primer for Laymen

I got this hoping to use it for my writing as I want to be accurate about the psychological aspects of my character which is based on so e one I've known but may be too subjective about. Because of the title and the specific way it. slides to a small aspect of the antisocial personality I thought I'd learn about those areas with more astute and focused attention on that peculiar pathology. Instead of was general and redundant.

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terrible

Based on really lame and no thought out assumptions about evolution. hackneyed, tired and cliched.

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Excellent book

Well written and informative.
The narration was very good. The author went right to the point and his examples were a big help

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When you look at how people turn out to be, it can be related to genes, but more often than not, it's related to a lack of love in their childhood. Serial killers like Ted Bundy hardly ever stood a chance to become normal, seeing the way they were "raised." And understanding sociopaths doesn't excuse some of their behavior, but it does help us reflect on society and wonder how we can reduce the number of sadistic scumbags, rather than encourage it through movies like "Saw".