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Thread #82500   Message #1513370
Posted By: GUEST,McGrath of Harlow
30-Jun-05 - 01:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: 4% of all males are psychopaths
Subject: RE: BS: 4% of all males are psychopaths
Looking at those lists of characteristics, most of the way down they read like person-specs for candidates for political officer, fast track promotion in business, or stardom in the entertainment industry.

I suspect that if anyone analysed lists of people (men or women) who have been described early in their careers as "most likely to succeed" , and looked at what happened subsequently, that could be very interesting in this context.   

My guess would be that in a lot of cases they would actually go on to "successful" - where they didn't, for some reason or other, that's perhaps where the real nastiness would be likely to happen. The high achievers who don't in fact achieve.