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Top 10 psychopathic professions: CEO, lawyer then media, twice
The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 03/21/2014 6:53:07 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Top 10 psychopathic professions: CEO, lawyer — then media, twice

By Cheryl K. Chumley

The Washington Times

Friday, March 21, 2014

More psychopaths are CEOs than any other profession, according to an author who spent time researching the common denominators between successful people and sanity.

Psychopaths aren't necessarily ax murderers, as Time noted. The clinical diagnosis refers to those who have shallow emotions or who lack empathy and guilt, are coldhearted, superficial, manipulative, impulsive or irresponsible.

And with that definition, it seems the corporate world has its fair share.

In what's been billed as one of the most overlooked books of recent years — "The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success" — author Kevin Dutton finds that CEOs lead the list in terms of most psychopathic persons. That's followed by lawyers, and then by members of television and radio media, Time reported. Numbers four and five are salesperson and surgeon — and then the media makes the list again, with the number six slot held by journalists.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dutton; psychopath

1 posted on 03/21/2014 6:53:07 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Where’s politician on the list?


2 posted on 03/21/2014 6:54:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Lawyers. Almost all politicians are lawyers.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 6:55:52 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

In other words journalists dont mind lying? Knock me over with a feather


4 posted on 03/21/2014 6:56:49 PM PDT by BRL
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Number 3 and Number 6 are both journalists. Why did they split them into two groups? Easy — they wanted to make sure that the top slot was occupied by businessmen, not by journalists.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 6:57:06 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: TigerLikesRooster

All people who think abortion up to 9 months in the womb should be #1. The left in general.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 6:57:57 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Durus

You have just slandered the honest lawyers; both of them.


7 posted on 03/21/2014 7:00:47 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Dutton looks like a psychopath.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 7:03:46 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I don’t think I’ve ever met a CEO that had a ‘soul’.


9 posted on 03/21/2014 7:24:03 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Well...to be fair their are some politicians that aren't lawyers. Of course they are typically Doctors or CEOs.
10 posted on 03/21/2014 7:32:17 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

College professor?


11 posted on 03/21/2014 7:35:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: KoRn

12 posted on 03/21/2014 7:51:05 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; dfwgator; Durus; BRL; ClearCase_guy; Linda Frances; The_Media_never_lie; ...

How about the roles of:

Ex-girlfriend
Ex-wife

Ex-husband
Ex-boyfriend


13 posted on 03/21/2014 8:05:26 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

I’d say some lunatic is making a lot of bad choices.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 8:15:55 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Strictly speaking, CEO is not a “profession.”


15 posted on 03/21/2014 8:16:59 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I really enjoy following the posts of “TigerLikesRooster”, so I was kinda surprised seeing “TigerLikesRooster” as the poster for this article - until I realized: the *real* #1 profession for psychopaths is that of Dear Leader of North Korea!


16 posted on 03/21/2014 8:35:19 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: TigerLikesRooster
These positions either carry much weight in the eyes of the world, or offer substantial opportunity at power and control. Moreover, some of the jobs require a talent at making clinical, emotionally removed decisions — tapping into a psychopath's natural inclinations, the author found.

I dunno minimally I find that "care providers" such as CNAs LPNs and RNs are "sociopaths"...

It's a power and control issue... playing off of human fears of pain, suffering, illness and death. I have no use for the medical industrial complex as a result... mix in the Left's insistence on having the government intimately connected with your health... and how they can extract your money, and dignity... well...

...I try to avoid sociopaths/psychopaths in my life.

17 posted on 03/22/2014 7:01:21 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

I think it’s saying that care providers are at the other end of the scale—among those least likely to be psychopaths.


18 posted on 03/22/2014 7:42:39 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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