On A List Of Professions That Attract Psychopaths -- Media Ranks Third
November 9, 2012 at 6:45 AM (PT)
ERIC BARKER asks an interesting question in a blog on HUFFINGTON POST. "Which Professions Have The Most Psychopaths?"
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BARKER writes, "First off, psychopath doesn't just mean someone who cuts you up with a chainsaw -- though the majority of people who do things like that are psychopaths. What's the definition? Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial char, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality."
"So which professions (other than axe murderer) do they disproportionately gravitate towards -- or away from?" he asks. The top 10 professions for psychopaths are:
3. Media (Radio & TV)
7. Police Officer
10. Civil Servant