The Doctors share a new study out of Southern Methodist Unversity which set out to find which areas of the US have the most psychopaths. The answer? Washington, DC! Since it's technically not a state, the state with the most psychopaths was found to be Connecticut. After that, California, New York, and New Jersey.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon jokes that the three states he has lived in are Connecticut, California and New York. Interesting...
The five big personality traits that are looked at to classify a psychopath are extroversion, openness, conscientiousness, agreeableness and neuroticism. A psychopath comes across very socially adept but having a complete lack of empathy.
The Doctors discuss why they think these places mentioned have the most psychopaths. Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra says to look at the industries there, politics in DC, Wall Street in New York, and entertainment in California.
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork believes there are more platforms now than ever for psychopaths to present themselves on. Social media also allows people to present false versions of themselves. Dr. Batra says the corollary to this is the lack of empathy which is the deterioration of civility.
Washington, DC had twice as many psychopaths per capita as Connecticut did. While The Doctors is not a political show, Dr. Travis does want to point out that we still have the power! When you go vote, ask yourself if this person is honest, do they really want what is best for you, and are they a psychopath?!