Psychopathy – An Infographic

psychopaths in business

psychopathy and employment

I have already written an article on the link between childhood trauma and psychopathy which has been published on this site (please click here to read it).

Some people do not realize that many psychopaths are what is known as ‘functional psychopaths’ (I write about these in my article) who have good enough control of their less pleasant characteristics to not only succeeed, but to flourish in their careers. For example, cold, calculated, unemotional reasoning, fearlessness and a willingness to take risks (all hallmarks of the psychopath) can be a real asset to those intent on business and financial success.

I thought it would be of interest, therefore, to list ten occupations in which psychopaths are likely to be found and ten occupations in which they are much less likely to be found.

occupations of psychopaths

ABOVE : An advert warning about the dangers of psychopaths infiltrating certain careers

OCCUPATIONS WHERE PSYCHOPATHS LIKELY TO BE FOUND :

1) CEO

2) Lawyer

3) Media

4) Salesperson

5) Surgeon

6) Journalist

7) Police officer

8) Clergyperson

9) Chef

10) Civil Servant

OCCUPATIONS IN WHICH PSYCHOPATHS ARE MUCH LESS LIKELY TO BE FOUND :

1) Care Aide

2) Nurse

3) Therapist

4) Craftsperson

5) Receptionist

6) Charity worker

7) Teacher

8) Creative Artist

9) Doctor

10) Accountant

To read my article on psychopathy and its relationship to childhood trauma, please click here.

David Hosier BSc Hons; MSc; PGDE(FAHE).

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About David Hosier MSc

Holder of MSc and post graduate teaching diploma in psychology. Highly experienced in education. Founder of childhoodtraumarecovery.com. Survivor of severe childhood trauma.

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