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Book: The Gift of Fear

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I don’t care who you are or what profession do you have, the “The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence” is a book that will definitely benefit you. Even more if you are a woman. The author, Gavin de Becker, is an expert on violent crimes but this book is mostly about understanding and predicting violent human behaviour. Definitely one of the best books I’ve read recently.



You can find the table of contents of this amazing book below.

  • In the Presence of Danger
  • The Technology of Intuition
  • The Academy of Prediction
  • Survival Signals
  • Imperfect Strangers
  • High-Stakes Predictions
  • Promises to Kill (Understanding threats)
  • Persistence, Persistence (Dealing with people who refuse to let go)
  • Occupational Hazards (Violence in the workplace)
  • Intimate Enemies (Domestic violence)
  • “I Was Trying to Let Hum Down Easy” (Date stalking)
  • Fear of Children (Violent Children)
  • Better to Be Wanted by the Police Then Not to Be Wanted At All (Attacks against public figures)
  • Extreme Hazards
  • The Gift of Fear

I don’t have much to say about this book. Although it is more focused on violence against women (for very good reasons), it is an amazing book, full of extremely valuable information. It is something that everyone should read as it can improve everyone’s life. Incredible work written in a direct and understandable way, providing practical methods and knowledge for everyday life security and safety.

Written by xorl

December 2, 2017 at 00:02

Posted in books

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