I have read a fair amount of this book, and it is insightful and a good read.
Much of all this, I have already worked out myself about narcs/psychopaths, before ever educating myself on them, because I know them all too well. I have been abused by several, over long periods of time.
All the manipulation, preying on certain people, the focus on protecting image, how they mirror other people’s emotions, capacity to harm others with no remorse, no conscience, lying…
All things I hate.
Society should be more educated and informed about what these personality disorders are about, how much harm they cause and just how little their behaviour is understood or noticed by most.
And how they often fool mental health professionals, interestingly.
They don’t fool me – I have skilled narc/psychopath/sociopath radar.