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The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
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Gavin de Becker is our nation's best-known expert on the prediction and management of violence. In The Gift of Fear, de Becker draws on his extensive expertise to shatter the myth that most violent acts are random and unpredictable, but rather, usually have discernible motives and are preceded by clear warning signs. Through dozens of gripping stories from his own career and life, he unravels the complexities of violent behavior and details the pre-incident indicators (PINs) that can determine if someone poses a danger.

Learn to predict dangerous behavior and how to evaluate whether someone will use violence, to recognize survival signals that warn about risk from strangers, to rely on your intuition and move beyond denial, and to separate real from imagined danger.

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05/15/2017
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Gavin De Becker. (2017). The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence. Unabridged Phoenix Books.

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Gavin De Becker. The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence. Unabridged Phoenix Books, 2017.

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            "Remember that the vast majority of violent people started as you did, felt what you felt, wanted what you wanted," admonishes the author. "The difference is in the lessons they learned." De Becker, founder of his self-named company that designed a system used to screen threats aimed at public figures, grew up in a volatile household in which, at one time, he witnessed his mother, a victim of repeated beatings, shoot at and nearly kill her husband. Here he writes how he learned to sense and move away from dangerous situations. According to him, it is possible to develop survival skills based on intuition that can protect us from people unable to control their violent instincts. De Becker argues that the tendency of TV news programs to air stories of unusual disasters as immediate dangers interferes with our ability to discriminate between real and manufactured fear. A practical if pedestrian guide to enhancing the safety of yourself and your loved ones.

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