Psychopaths and Leadership

With the recent rape allegations around Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund. Jon Ronson’s book on psychopath’s is interesting, he finds that psychopaths are 4x more likely to be at the top of organizations than at the bottom. It’s interesting that some of the traits that can make you certifiably insane as described in Robert Hare’s psychopath test, can also help you rise to the top of organizations, such as a grandiose view of self worth or superficial charm.

You can take the psychopath test here (note – not entirely sure why the test is on a dating site, but it works) and Jon Ronson’s recent book on the topic is here.

One response to “Psychopaths and Leadership

  1. I’m 19 years old, very handsome and am what is termed psychopathic,
    my aim is to meet my female counter-part as to be fair, i’m bored of playing with the “norms” they do nothing for me and although i can charm them into love; well i’m just not able to return the feeling (as i don’t have it) but i can ‘replicate it’ leaving them none the wiser, so my search is on for a female psycho or socialpath to attempt a relationship.

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