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10 Most Psychopathic Jobs In America [Pic]

A ranking compiled by Oxford psychologist Kevin Dutton, author of The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, suggests that lawyers, CEOs, and TV/Media top the list for professions chosen by psychopaths. Conversely, care aids, nurses, and therapists are the least psychopathic professions.
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Date: 02/17/14 09:51 AM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    February 17, 2014 at 10:16 am
    Link: 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs In America - Is your job listed? Are You Crazy?
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    jay Male 30-39
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    February 17, 2014 at 10:46 am
    If this is really the case, then how come more CEO`s aren`t thrown in prison? ;)

    Seriously though, while I don`t doubt that CEO`s and the like are more prone to SOCIOPATHY, it`s important to distinguish from PSYCHOPATHY. A Psychopath is often too easily distracted by their psychotic tendencies to advance in a career, or maintain social relationships. Off hand, I can`t think of a single known serial killer that had one of these careers.

    Obviously that`s not to say that no-one from any of these professions has been convicted of murder, or had a psychotic break of some sort, but the same could probably be said about ANY profession.
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    bliznik Male 30-39
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    February 17, 2014 at 10:53 am
    are surgeons not doctors?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    February 17, 2014 at 11:22 am
    Surgeons are a type of doctor. I would imagine that maybe the cutting people open part is what distinguishes them.

    Most of these are egomaniac types. People who are dissatisfied with not being famous and/or powerful.

    CEO - ego
    Lawyer - liar
    Sales - liar
    Journalist - ego
    Civil Servent/Politician - I refer you to Anthony Weiner. There`s something wrong with you if you cannot possibly imagine life without elected office.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    February 17, 2014 at 11:25 am
    jaysingrimm: Wikipedia doesn`t really make a distinction between them apart from the popular science article quoted in that paragraph.

    bliznik: Yes, but a very peculiar breed of doctor, detatchment makes for steadier hands and calmer judgements.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    February 17, 2014 at 11:35 am
    I knew of some crazy teachers while in school, so I wouldn`t put too much faith in this list.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Most politicians are lawyers so I have no doubt this list is accurate.
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    mrrossh Male 18-29
    74 posts
    February 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    #4 SalesPerson:

    I once had a relationship with a corporate advertising consultant (She shows companies how to advertise and sell their product)

    She tried to run me over in her car as I was leaving her neighborhood - because I declined to stay the night at her place - because she picked an argument with me because I prefer a different chinese takeaway to her.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm
    CEO - ego
    Lawyer - liar
    Sales - liar
    Journalist - ego
    Civil Servent/Politician - I refer you to Anthony Weiner. There`s something wrong with you if you cannot possibly imagine life without elected office.


    Civil Servent/Politician - All of the above.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    February 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm
    Hmmm, my mother is a teacher, my father, an accountant and I`m a creative artist
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 17, 2014 at 11:12 pm
    I didn`t make either list.

    I am disapoint. ;-/
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    February 18, 2014 at 2:22 am
    "I didn`t make either list."

    I`m sure "Idiot" is smack at the middle of the Psychopathy Bell Curve.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    February 19, 2014 at 9:21 am
    @McGovern1981,
    "Civil Servent/Politician - I refer you to Anthony Weiner. There`s something wrong with you if you cannot possibly imagine life without elected office."

    I think you misspelled "erected".

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