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24th Jun 2017

Here are the jobs that attract the most and fewest psychopaths

Paul Moore

Is your profession here?

Hannibal Lecter was a forensic psychiatrist. Normal Bates worked in a hotel. Patrick Bateman was an investment banker.

See, there’s a distinct diversity when it comes to the professions of the most famous psychopaths in film history, but in a recent study that’s titled  The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success,  it appears that CEOs, lawyers and those that work in the media (cough, cough) have psychotic tendencies.

We’re not surprised.

Before you instantly block anyone that works in the following jobs, just remember that psychopathy is defined as a personality disorder that’s characterised by shallow emotions, stress tolerance, a lack of empathy, coldheartedness, a lack of  guilt, egocentricity, superficiality, a tendency to manipulate people, irresponsibility, impulsivity and antisocial behaviour.

Yeah, those traits aren’t exactly a ringing endorsement.

Anywho, if you happen to know anyone that works as a carer, nurse or therapist, they’re good eggs and less prone to go reaching for the nearest axe….we hope!

Did your job make the grade here?

FYI, we’re certain that anyone who works in these ten professions are absolutely lovely people.

Of course we would say that, it’s more than likely that they’re an absolute psychopath!