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10 Jobs With The Most And Least Psychopaths – Really!

Psychopaths are attracted to certain jobs. Are you at risk?

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You may think your boss is a psychopath, or that your coworkers are psychopaths, or that, well, you’re a psychopath. Turns out, if you work in the following 10 fields, you may be right. The following careers spawn–or harbor–the greatest number of psychopaths. Like, legit, clinical psychopaths.

1. CEO
2. Lawyer
3. Media (TV/Radio)
4. Salesperson
5. Surgeon
6. Journalist
7. Police officer
8. Clergyperson
9. Chef
10. Civil servant

And these gigs have the fewest:

1. Care aide
2. Nurse
3. Therapist
4. Craftsperson
5. Beautician / stylist
6. Charity worker
7. Teacher
8. Creative artist
9. Doctor
10. Accountant

Let’s be real, are any of those actually surprising? Especially the journalist one. Those people are f—ing crazy. The actual explanation from The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success (via TheWeek), is because these positions offer a degree of power–and power, well, corrupts. Additionally, psychopath-friendly jobs also require clinical, objective decisionmaking … not feelings. You see where this is going?

As for the jobs least likely to court or create psychopaths, they’re positions that require empathy, sympathy and emotions. And maybe pants.

I’m just saying, there’s a reason I’m good at my job.

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