Top critical review
23 June 2012
With each book Sheridan writes they become more diffficult to undersand. The only book worth reading is 'Puzzling People'. There is useful information on brain anatomy and chemistry but you can find that information in other books on the brain as it's not original. I particularly liked the chapter 'Hell's Belles' as I have come across many women who would fit into the category of psychopath, narcissist and proto psychopath. But very few women are like that. Most of those mentioned in the chapter were easily led sychophants rather than psychopaths especially the ones taking part in the Slut Walks and gossiping at work. Most psychopaths are men. Borderline Personality Disorder exists and is not the same as psychopathy and it affects women more. Nevertheless I was pleased to find Sheridan speaking out against x-ray mammography but it isn't just proto psychopaths who have these but most women as they do not know of the dangers of mammograms and alternatives. .The chapter on disability was offensive as it took the attitude that it was mostly psychopaths claiming disability benefits either as genuinely disabled people leading a risky lifestyle which led to their disability or faking it to get benefits. Many people become disabled for a number of reasons; genetic, accident or workplace stress and accidents and it usually happens to the nicer people not the psychopaths.
I was disappointed though not to see an index at the back of the book and a list of chapters in the beginning of the book