We’ve all had a boss that we didn’t enjoy working for, but has your boss ever been a psychopath?
A recent study of corporate CEOs found that one in five corporate bosses are psychopaths! This rate is similar to what we see within prison populations.
So what are the traits found in a psychopath? At first many seem charming, but underneath they are often found to lack conscience, lack empathy, be manipulative, act in a volatile manner and be prone to criminal behavior. They can also exhibit shallow emotions, egocentricity, superficiality, irresponsibility, impulsivity and various antisocial behaviors. The study says that these behaviors can help individuals climb the corporate ladder and land high power positions.
The study found these professions to have the highest amount of psychopaths: CEO, lawyer, media, salesperson, surgeon, journalist, police officer, clergy, chef and civil servant.
Careers with the least number of psychopaths were care aide, nurse, therapist, craftsperson, stylist, charity worker, teacher, creative artist, doctor and accountant.
Something to keep in mind if you’re looking for a career change!