As if we didn’t already know….

Radio presenters and journalists among top jobs for psychopaths

If you work in radio you are more likely to be subject to psychopathic behaviour from your co-workers, according to the findings presented in a new book by Oxford research psychologist Dr Kevin Dutton.

As B&T reports, Dr Dutton, who works at the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, has written a book called The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success.

The book details the jobs that are most likely to attract psychopaths, with journalists and media presenters taking out the second and third spots on the list respectively.

The #1 job likely to attract people with psychopathic behaviour is that of CEO, and others include public servants, police, surgeons, chefs and lawyers.

Dutton says that the key character traits to look out for are the ability to control others, and to manipulative.

He goes on to say that psychopaths generally perform well in an office environment, are often found in senior management and that the CEO is the career most suited to the personality disorder.

Top 10 List:

  1. CEO 
  2. Journalists
  3. Media presenters
  4. Public servants
  5. Police
  6. Clergy
  7. Salespeople
  8. Surgeons
  9. Lawyers
  10. Chefs

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