Psychopaths "have a career advantage"

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From the times today (no linky - paywall)

The personality traits associated with psychopaths are crucial for many careers and for career progression, according to an Oxford professor of psychology.
Kevin Dutton told visitors to the Cambridge Science Festival that while psychopaths who were low in intelligence and naturally prone to violence would probably end up in prison, for those with intelligence and a good start in life "any number of exotic occupations might await you".

He added that the "skill set" of psychopaths - "ruthlessness, fearlessness, coolness, charisma, charm and of course a lack of empathy" - could be helpful for barristers, surgeons, chief executives and those in the special forces.

Brings a new dimension to testing for "aptitude" on selection.

"Which one of these shiny knives most appeals to you and why?"
 
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I'm off to have a word with HR in a minute because I didn't give a fuck when I watched a malnourished little dark kids life ebb away on Comic Relief and I've happily mentally and physically abused plenty of women for my own pleasure.

I should be running this here place.
 

seaweed

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#4
Sure as hell worked for Napoleon, Stalin and Hitler. Well, up to a point. And Bob Mugabe.
 
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I'm off to have a word with HR in a minute because I didn't give a fuck when I watched a malnourished little dark kids life ebb away on Comic Relief and I've happily mentally and physically abused plenty of women for my own pleasure.

I should be running this here place.
After liberating such confessions into the public domain, did you read the bit about Psychopathy needing to be combined with intelligence for success...............?
 
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I've been officially certified as having no Empathy. I'm also doing alright in the Army.

And it's obvious that all these Special Forces types are psychopaths. Anyone with eyes can see that. Good lads.
 
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After liberating such confessions into the public domain, did you read the bit about Psychopathy needing to be combined with intelligence for success...............?
What's unintelligent about what I typed? I doubt the internet dibble have despatched a QRF to bring me to book for treating a few Doris's like shit and giggling as I tucked into my Chinese takeaway while a 'sleb had a wibble at a fly riddled baby on my telly.
 
#9
Teflon.... ain't he 'alleged' to have a Narcistic Syndorme' or "Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who IS the fairest of all...?" (all is alleged and I don't really mean it squire...)

Nice English lady giving out largesse to the peasants.......
 

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From the times today (no linky - paywall)




Brings a new dimension to testing for "aptitude" on selection.

"Which one of these shiny knives most appeals to you and why?"
Mrs Stonker is lately studying for a Master's in Nursing related matters, and one of her last year's modules was 'Leadership and Management'. It seems, based on the stuff she was reading, that the study of psychopathy is a bit of a hot topic lately. Here's the thing tho' - whilst intelligent folk with psychopathic traits may do reasonably well for themselves, those studies which look at the performance of teams or organisations under the hand of such folk show one thing: they don't achieve high-grade results, as a direct consequence of the (nominal) leader's lack of empathy. Psychos do not inspire trust, loyalty or commitment from those under them, ruling instead by intimidation, manipulation and fear.

The oddest thing for me, was realising, as I read the wife's academic papers on the topic, that I had spent a significant chunk of my service life in the company of one of my peers whose behaviour patterns ticked pretty much all of the 'Psycho' boxes.

I don't think for one moment, however, that he'd ever have made it in SF: based on him failing his BFT while at Staff College, that is.

I may have to read the Times at the library this afternoon.
 
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It's utter nonsense. My last glowing CR had nothing whatsoever to do with knowing where my boss's kids went to school or what I did to their pet rabbit.
 
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seaweed

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Stonks: " .. Psychos do not inspire trust, loyalty or commitment from those under them, ruling instead by intimidation, manipulation and fear .. " Why only psychos? this seemed to be normal management behaviour in the inadequates who seemed to 'get on' in 'management' in the UK bit of the multinational that fed and watered me in the after life. Most couldn't lead a kitten to its milk. In 22 years I met only a few one could actually like and just one I would have 'Commissioned' and that, grudgingly, only in the Home Guard. Mushroom management is the norm - keep 'em in the dark and throw shit at 'em occasionally.
 

TheIronDuke

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uthlessness, fearlessness, coolness, charisma, charm and of course a lack of empathy" - could be helpful for barristers, surgeons, chief executives
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Have a nice day.
 
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Stonks: " .. Psychos do not inspire trust, loyalty or commitment from those under them, ruling instead by intimidation, manipulation and fear .. " Why only psychos? this seemed to be normal management behaviour in the inadequates who seemed to 'get on' in 'management' in the UK bit of the multinational that fed and watered me in the after life. Most couldn't lead a kitten to its milk. In 22 years I met only a few one could actually like and just one I would have 'Commissioned' and that, grudgingly, only in the Home Guard. Mushroom management is the norm - keep 'em in the dark and throw shit at 'em occasionally.
You can be a Psycho and still look after your men.

I would wager that many good leaders don't actually care for their men, but understand that by looking after them properly, you get an effective military unit, therefore, they look after their men.

I've had soldiers under my command who I think are total bellends, but I still looked after them.
 
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You can be a Psycho and still look after your men.

I would wager that many good leaders don't actually care for their men, but understand that by looking after them properly, you get an effective military unit, therefore, they look after their men.

I've had soldiers under my command who I think are total bellends, but I still looked after them.
But what did they think about you !
 

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