Surrounded by Psychopaths (Omgiven av Psykopater)

Thomas Erikson

Omgiven av psykopater_plano

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Brazil: Editura Letramento
China: Beijing Zito Books

Croatia: Poetika

Estonia: Varrak

Finland: Atena
Germany: Droemer Knaur
Israel: Kinneret
Lithuania: Obuolys
Norway: Gyldendal
Poland: Wielka Litera

Portugal: Lua De Papel
Russia: Eksmo

Slovakia: Motyl

Slovenia: Ucila
Spain: Grijalbo Ilustrado
Sweden: Forum

Serbia: Vulkan
Taiwan: China Today

The Netherlands: HarperCollins
Turkey: Koridor

Ukraine: Folio

United Kingdom: Vermilion

United States of America (WER): St Martin's Essentials


How to avoid being used by others


Surrounded by Psychopaths is the follow up that the readers have longed for. After the huge success with the book Surrounded by Idiots Thomas Erikson has now written a book that will help us spot and avoid the psychopaths that live among us.


You have most probably run into this person: an exciting human being who is incredibly charismatic, nice, charming and helpful. Who always has a compliment up his/her's sleeve. And who will be guaranteed to make you feel good. You will believe what you're told, even when it sounds fake - since it feels good. But what might seem too good to be true will most definitely be so...


The book reveals how a psychopath uses your weaknesses to use and manipulate you as much as possible. It will help you find out what your behavior trait is, red, yellow, green or blue according to the psychological DISA- method. You will be able to see through and stand up against the psychopaths advanced manipulation by becoming aware of how you work. What is perfectly clear is that some people have a behavior that is exceptionally manipulative. They can convince anyone about anything. They enjoy controlling others. And they will not think twice about having to tell a lie or bend the truth in order to get what they want.


Of course everyone with psychopathic traits are naturally not psychopaths. And all psychopaths are not stark mad serial killers. Most of them are walking here among us. Unfortunately it has been revealed that there's a larger number of them than what we might have first thought, which means you are more likely to have met a few of them in your neighborhood, or at work or even within your family. It is time to once and for all find out how they exploit you - before it is too late!



Pages: 317



“Amazing! 5 out of 5. This is not just a book about psychopaths, but also a book about manipulation and how people use others. Erikson mixes both theory with examples of practical advice on how to avoid getting manipulated. Easy to read. Easy to understand, informative and pedagogical. At times it was even a bit suspenseful and entertaining.”  – Viktor Nilsson, reader’s comment


”The continuation to Surrounded by Idiots. In this book Thomas Erikson discusses how one can detect and face a manipulative behavior. Interesting but also creepy and scary.”
Bokmal, book blog, Sweden


”It was good how Thomas Erikson brought up the fact that psychopaths life among us. They’re not all in prison. Instead they could be a colleague, your boss or a person at the grocery store. This book was a true eye opener and I recommend both of the author’s books for anyone who’s interested in human behavior.” Sarasbokhylla, book blog Sweden.