Thomas Ramey Watson

Recognizing psychopaths

The best-established measure of psychopathy, the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R), developed by University of British Columbia psychologist Robert D.

Hare, requires a standardized interview with subjects and an examination of their file records, such as their criminal and educational histories.

Analyses of the PCL-R reveal that it comprises at least three overlapping, but separable, constellations of traits: interpersonal deficits (such as grandiosity, arrogance and deceitfulness), affective deficits (lack of guilt and empathy, for instance), and impulsive and criminal behaviors (including sexual promiscuity and stealing).

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on personality disorder.

According to a recent study, bosses are four times more likely

to be psychopaths than the general population.

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