The Gift of Fear: and Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference.A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can... show more
True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference.A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust—and act on—our gut instincts.In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation's leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger—before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.
Publish date: May 11th 1999
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Book Club
, Self Help
, True Crime
Sometimes we need a book like this, because not everyone is as obvious as this guy...Oh sure, let me check in right now!This book isn't about what to do after a crime has started. Instead, it's about how to prevent these things from happening in the first place. It's about using your intuition, a ...
I wasn't sure how to review this book. I don't read much non-fiction, and I read this one because, with certain events happening in my personal life, numerous people told me I needed to read this book. It was incredibly informative. The biggest thing I took away from it was probably in the very ...
A worthwhile book, although not entirely new subject matter in my opinion. The author uses examples from his line of work to hammer home the fact that bad people are out there, and they will do bad things, but it's not a requirement that you become a victim of their evil.In my opinion, this is some...
An interesting read. The author argues that we try to overanalyse our intuition and we don't see the signals our bodies are trying to give us about dangerous people and situations. An interesting read, well worth a read and some thinking about.
This book is a must read.Bottom line? Listen to yourself. When someone, a situation, anything doesn't feel right it's because it isn't.It's very tough to read too, there are some stories that are absolutly heartbreaking and some situations could have been avoided had security and those "in charge" b...
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