“The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success” is a self-help book by Dr. Kevin Dutton and Andy McNab that takes some of the many-times-heard, common-sense strategies for success (leaning to say “no“, practicing mindfulness, building new habits one day at a time, etc.) and presents them with a new spin, by comparing them to some of the common psychopathic traits (see details below). I appreciate the fresh point of view, as well as the authors’ challenging of traditional (and somewhat outdated) assumptions about psychopathy. However, I find the title distasteful and clickbaity.
Have you ever gone to the grocery store with a shopping list of 3 items in your mind thinking you don’t have to write those 3 things down because it’s simple enough to keep them in your head? Then, after checking a notification on your phone, found yourself wandering through the aisles, trying to remember that third thing you were supposed to buy? Then ended up buying a bunch of things you might need and finally remembering the third thing on the list… halfway home? That’s expected.