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The Gift of Fear

Gavin de Becker

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The Gift Of Fear is a guide to understanding how your fear and instincts can protect you, teaching you how to recognize the warning signs people exhibit before they attack.


The Gift of Fear

The Gift of Fear

by Gavin de Becker


Our intuition and our sense of fear matter more than we think. When something feels off, it probably is. If we learn to listen to our instincts and enhance these abilities, it can even save our lives.

Gavin de Becker is an author and security specialist working for governments, public figures, and large corporations. During his career, he's learned to spot signs of danger through carefully studying body language, honing in on his intuition, and mastering the skill of swift decision-making.

In The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence, de Becker teaches us how to use the gift of intuition to protect ourselves from danger.

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Denial is a save now, pay later scheme.

- Gavin de Becker

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