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New Psychopathy Research: No Difference In Psychopath CEOs & Prisoners

Update Date: May 17, 2017 10:53 PM EDT
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Here's an update on how psychopaths tend to choose a career for themselves. (Photo : YouTube / Fun Tests)

Psychopathy is traditionally defined as a personality disorder that may be characterized by different types of behaviors such as impaired repentant, (impaired) sympathy, persistent anti-social behavior, egotistical traits, etc. Get to know more about it, here.

Psychopathy is truly a mental health condition that often goes beyond understanding and undetected in people. According to psychoanalysts, since in the majority of the cases psychopaths’ mental condition is undetected or ignored in our society, it means you may be living next to a psychopath without even knowing the condition of his mind.

Psychopaths Are More Likely To Study Business And Economics

Based on a new study, it was revealed that psychopaths are more likely to be into business courses. The study which was published over the Internet, titled “Personality and Individual Differences,” tried to establish the fact with proper evidence that persons with Dark Triad traits (it is a subject in Psychology, which mainly focuses on three personality traits – Machiavellianism, Narcissism and Psychopathy) are more likely to have studied business and economics, as suggested by Alternet.

With this report, it is almost proved that your personality, mainly if you have a “dark” personality, may have an influence on choosing your education subjects. A person having the nature of a Dark Triad personality or simply a psychopath, can easily be described as having lack of empathy, high sense of self-worth, paired with a power-hungry drive.

Apart from it, a research on 90 participants showed that Dark Trait personalities were more likely to leave an impression or imprint in a very small time. This may be because what researchers believe, persons with these personalities have different motivations and drives when the matter is of mating techniques.

New Research On American CEOs Performed In Australia

According to Forbes, a recent study performed in Australia on more than 261 American CEOs, showed that approximately 20 percent demonstrate clinically significant levels of psychopathic traits. And most interesting is, the same rate is found among the general prison population in the United States. The researchers have come to a conclusion that it is very difficult for the people to acquire the top of any organization who are highly conscious of their mind and have loads of self-restraint.

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