What jobs attract the most psychopaths? Take a stab at it

Do you work in any of these fields?

In his book, “The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success,” author Kevin Dutton runs down the list of the top occupations that attract good ‘ol fashioned psychopathic personalities.

Maybe you don’t work in any of these fields, but do you know someone who does?

Here they are, beginning with the occupation with the most psychos:

  • CEO
  • LawyerMedia
  • Salesperson
  • Surgeon
  • Journalist
  • Police
  • Clergy
  • Chef
  • Civil servant

Of course, the word “psychopath” conjures up Hollywood-ready images of serial murderers and indiscriminate killers, the extremes.

Generally speaking, though, the word is defined as “a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits,” according to ye olde Internet.

The underlying theory seems to be that these occupations take a certain mindset to consistently work them due to their high-stress level activities; people working these occupations generally are dealing with other human beings and often have to deal with them in negative, or high-stress situations.

So, it makes sense.

I work in media and journalism, so technically I can claim two spots on the list.

Just something to keep in mind the next time you’re pulled over or you visit a restaurant (don’t piss off the chef).

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