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The Gift of Fear

And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

by Gavin de Becker

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 trustand act onour gut instin...
Publish Date
1998
May 11
Goodreads rating
4.2
ISBN
9780440226192
Tags
nonfictionpsychologysocial-sciencespersonal-development
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
Dec 01, 2016
I don’t read a lot of self-help books, but I buy a lot of them. I usually give up when the first chapter hasn’t magically transformed me into someone wonderful. The one exception is Gavin de Becker’s “The Gift of Fear.” It should be required reading for all women, and men for that matter. Maybe men would then get why we reject their advances in poorly lit parking lots — it’s not because we’re bitches, it’s because we don’t want to get murdered.     source
Sep 01, 2019
If I had a daughter, girlfriend, or wife, I’d highly recommend this book to them. Less useful for men unless you have reason to fear assassination, but an interesting read nonetheless.     source