Radio presenters and journalists among top jobs for psychopaths

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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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walter sabo
24 May 2018 - 11:40 pm

is there news here?

25 May 2018 - 1:14 am

This all may depend on our agreeing on the traits of a psychopath, which I assume Dutton lists in his book. But offhand it looks like nonsense—and if you don’t adopt my view of it, I’ll come after you in a most unpleasant way.

26 May 2018 - 1:03 am

Al, you need to up your game and get to No. 1

Jennifer Gregory
28 May 2018 - 7:32 am

I would have put rightwing politicians at the top of that list.

Josh Withers
29 May 2018 - 7:03 am

If you disagree with this, you’re definitely the psychopath in your station 🙂

29 May 2018 - 7:27 am

Bartenders and Bouncers…..can be low-life scum.

Blas A Gil
29 May 2018 - 7:29 am


30 May 2018 - 2:59 am

‘IT’ people should be top 5. List is invalid.

31 May 2018 - 9:23 pm

Finally. Lawyers aren’t at the top of a mental illness list. Twitch. Twitch.


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