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EVER worried you might be a psychopath? Well wonder no more because a leading psychotherapist has revealed the 10 top jobs for psychos - and company CEOs are No1.

But if you work in a law firm, the media, a Garda station or a shop take a look around because you could be surrounded by sociopaths.

Surgeons, clergy, chefs and civil servants are all ranked among the top 10 professions for secret psychos, new book The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success claims.

The good news is that not all psychopaths are murderous serial killers or rapists.

This new breed of workplace psychos are characterised by their attempts to try to undermine and "mentally destroy" their co-workers, to feed their need for a sense of power and domination over others. The science behind the list is that psychopaths tend to gravitate towards and thrive in jobs that offer power and require cut-throat decision making.

The book revealed psychos are drawn to and do well in roles where people need the ability to make "objective, clinical decisions divorced from feelings". But a leading psychotherapist last month warned bosses the only way to win the war against these psychopaths was to refuse to tolerate their damaging behaviour in the workplace.

Dr John Clarke said: "They don't suffer any guilt or remorse, or in fact they enjoy the suffering of other people." He explosively claimed that as many as 3% of adults are sociopaths, but they PSYCHOPATHS are difficult to pick out because they are generally well-liked and competent.

But identifying your psycho colleagues have just got a whole lot easier with the publication of Kevin Dutton's new book. The author has listed the top 10 jobs for psychopaths and company CEOs have unsurprisingly topped the list.

Lawyers, TV and radio staff, salespeople, surgeons, cops and clergy are also ranked among the top 10.

Hot-tempered chefs and civil servants also made the list.

The book also outlines the jobs psychopaths are likely to steer clear of because they require empathy, human interaction and feelings.

Care workers have topped the list as the employees least likely to be sociopaths while nurses, therapists and craftsmen follow close behind.

You don't need to worry about beauticians and stylists either as they also made the list along with bighearted charity workers, teachers artists and doctors.

Surprisingly, accountancy have also been ranked among the professions least likely to attract psychos.


WHEN looking out for a workplace psycho, beware of those who:

PSYCHOLOGICALLY destroy their colleagues to feed their need for a sense of power and control NEVER feel any guilt or remorse and seem to enjoy the suffering of other people ARE well-liked and successful

WORK in jobs that require cut-throat decisions and offer a lot of power, and

MAKE tough decisions without showing any emotions.

THE science behind the workplace psycho phenomenon is that sociopaths tend to gravitate towards jobs that offer power and require decision making.

The Top 10 is: 1. CEO 2. Lawyer 3. Media (TV/radio) 4. Salesperson 5. Surgeon 6. Journalist 7. Police officer 8. Clergyperson 9. Chef 10. Civil servant.

PSYCHOPATHS to are are don't suffer any guilt, in fact they enjoy suffering of others DR JOHN CLARKE of They have the ability to make clinical decisions free from feelings


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 8, 2012
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