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Understanding the Sociopath

Why antisocials, narcissists and psychopaths break the rules of life

Donna Andersen



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Anderly Corp
01 October 2019
Understanding the Sociopath explains, in plain language, the 12% of the population who do not play by the same rules of life as the rest of us. These master manipulators, who have antisocial, narcissistic, borderline, histrionic or psychopathic personality disorders, seem normal at first, but their objective is to use and exploit us.

You may already be dealing with one of the 30 million adults in the United States who could be diagnosed with these serious personality disorders. If so, Understanding the Sociopath explains why they do what they do, why they will never change, and why you need to get them out of your life.

This book is a curated collection of blog articles from, the premier Internet website on how to recognize and recover from sociopaths. The content is presented in easy-to-read, bite-sized pieces; you won't be overwhelmed by technical jargon. Articles include:

- 10 translations of 'I love you' when spoken by a sociopath - Sociopaths and double lives - The truth about sex with sociopaths - Why psychopaths don't change - Letters to Lovefraud: I am a sociopath - 10 things sociopaths want (besides money) - Will the sociopath treat the next wife better? - The sociopathic MO in three easy steps - Why do psychopaths want to mess with your head? - Do sociopaths know what they are?

Understanding the Sociopath includes dozens of stories and questions submitted by Lovefraud readers, with analysis and answers by Donna Andersen, author of You'll see how sociopaths operate in real life, so if someone you know engages in destructive behavior, you'll be able to spot the warning signs.

Donna Andersen previously wrote, Red Flags of Love Fraud -- 10 signs you're dating a sociopath. Her first book, Love Fraud, tells her outrageous personal story of her marriage to a sociopathic con artist, and was awarded five stars by the Midwest Book Review. Donna is also co-author of a peer-reviewed scientific article in the Journal of Counseling and Development, and has presented her research to the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.

Sociopaths exist, and they aren't all serial killers. Understanding the Sociopath demystifies their behavior, so you can recognize them and protect yourself.
By:   Donna Andersen
Imprint:   Anderly Corp
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   245g
ISBN:   9781951347017
ISBN 10:   1951347013
Series:   Best of the Lovefraud Blog
Pages:   206
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Donna Andersen is author of, a website that teaches people to recognize and recover from sociopaths. She is also author of Red Flags of Love Fraud-10 signs you're dating a sociopath and the Red Flags of Love Fraud Workbook. Donna learned about sociopaths the hard way-by marrying one. She tells the whole outrageous story in her first book, Love Fraud-How marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan. The book was awarded five stars by the Midwest Book Review. Donna launched in 2005 and it averages 100,000 visits per month. Readers often say the website is the best source on the Internet for information about relationships with sociopaths. Many Lovefraud readers thank Donna for saving their lives. Donna founded Lovefraud Education and Recovery. The nonprofit offers online webinars to help professionals and the public spot, escape and recover from narcissists, antisocials, psychopaths and other manipulators. She is co-author of a scientific paper about therapy for victims of sociopaths, and has presented research to the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. Donna has appeared on television shows including Insight in Australia, ABC News 20/20, Who the Bleep Did I Marry?, My Life is a Lifetime Movie, Handsome Devils and The Ricki Lake Show. She has been interviewed for multiple radio shows, print articles and web posts. Donna graduated summa cum laude from the Syracuse University with degrees in magazine journalism and psychology. She was the original editor of Atlantic City Magazine, and then founded a boutique advertising agency, Donna Andersen Copywriting, in 1983. Her portfolio includes multimedia scriptwriting, freelance magazine articles, newsletters, web content and more. Donna is happily remarried, proving that recovery from betrayal is possible.

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