LONDON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new book called The Good Psychopath's Guide To Success shows that psychopathic traits can lead to success in life. "When we look at psychopaths, we always think of the Hannibal Lecter type character, but it's a broad spectrum," former British Special Air Service soldier Andy McNab says. "And, without doubt, certain elements of being a good psychopath can be a boost to us all."
McNab co-authored the book with Dr Kevin Dutton, the eminent Oxford University psychologist with an expertise in psychopaths. When they first met, Dutton tested McNab and found out the former soldier scored high on the psychopath spectrum. But 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.
The book, published this week, is teaching people how to do the same. Packed with insightful quizzes, it will help you find out if you are a good psychopath – and if you're not, how you can behave like one.
Drawing on the heroic military career of McNab and Dutton's lifetime of research, The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success will help you improve qualities such as charm, coolness, courage and confidence to help you get the very best out of life.
What is a good psychopath? And how can thinking like one help bring out the best in you?
A surprising number of us are good psychopaths – people who can control qualities such as fear, indecision and conscience to shine in a variety of situations. Are you one of them?
Bringing together Andy McNab's wild and various experiences and Professor Kevin Dutton's expertise in analysing them, the authors 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 roadmap to self-fulfillment both in your personal life and your career.
Interviewed on CNN
Andy McNab reveals how being a psychopath can help us in work, life and love:
CNN's Nina Dos Santos speaks with Kevin Dutton:
Are you a psychopath? Take this test to find out
Then learn how to harness your inner psychopath to get the most out of life at http://apostrophebooks.com/good-psychopaths-guide-to-success/
Notes to editors
Professor Kevin Dutton is a research psychologist at the University of Oxford. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.
Andy McNab DCM MM was at the centre of covert operations for nine years - on five continents. Since then he has become one of the world's bestselling writers. As well as Seven Troop, the bestselling work of military history, he is the author of sixteen Nick Stone thrillers.
Released by Apostrophe Books – the company that publishes Andy McNab's novels in the US – the ebook is available now at Amazon, iBookstore, Kobo, Nook and other leading retailers, as well as in paperback via Amazon.
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