Jobs With Highest Rate of Psychopaths: CEO, Lawyer, Media

Posted by on Jan 08, 2013 at 8:51 am

Well, if the president counts as a CEO, this makes total sense. And since most politicians are lawyers, doubly so. As for the media, is there any doubt about that? Heck just look at the current and former MSNBC lineup.

The prevalence of psychopaths in the general public is around 1 percent, making it unlikely that you are working with one or a group of psychopaths.

But certain professions are more likely to attract psychopaths than others because of the nature and skills required to do the job successfully, according to an AOL story.

Psychologist Kevin Dutton wrote in his book The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success about certain job fields that attract psychopaths.

The following jobs have the highest rate of psychopaths, according to Dutton’s research:

1. Chief Executive Officer
2. Lawyer
3. Media (Television/Radio)
4. Salesperson
5. Surgeon
6. Journalist
7. Police officer
8. Clergy person
9. Chef
10. Civil servant

By the way, in case you had any doubt some in the media are totally deranged, this should erase it.


One Response to “Jobs With Highest Rate of Psychopaths: CEO, Lawyer, Media”

  1. John Scotus on 9/09/13 at 1:44 am

    I have no doubt that my current boss is a psychopath, as was the person who came before him. And yes, I work in one of the industries on the above list.