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Dangerous Instincts

Knowing when to trust your gut feelings can save your life

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Dangerous instincts: How to protect yourself from harm. — Photo by: Ron Pettitt/Getty Images

Have you ever had a “gut feeling” that someone was lying to you, or that something was wrong? But you weren’t sure if you should trust that inkling?


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A former FBI profiler and leading expert on psychopathy, Mary Ellen O’Toole, explains various methods you might use to determine if, and when, you should trust your instincts.


During her conversation with Prime Time Radio, O’Toole shares a few techniques currently taught to law enforcement officers to help keep their heads clear in order to avoid dangerous situations. You can learn more about O’Toole and her tactics in her book, Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us.

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