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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Psychopathic CEOs are rife in Silicon Valley, experts say

There is a high proportion of psychopathic CEOs in Silicon Valley, enabled by protective investors and weak human resources departments, according to a panel of experts at SXSW festival.

Although the term “psychopath” typically has negative connotations, some of the attributes associated with the disorder can be advantageous in a business setting.

“A true psychopath is someone that has a blend of emotional, interpersonal, lifestyle and behavioral deficits but an uncanny ability to mask them. They come across as very charming, very gregarious. But underneath there’s a profound lack of remorse, callousness and a lack of empathy,” said forensic and clinical psychologist Michael Woodworth, who has worked with psychopathic murderers in high security prisons, on Tuesday.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some have escaped and made it to the eastern shore, because I have met quite a few egomaniac nut cases.

Anonymous said...

Like who work in the GOB?

Anonymous said...

It's no new news that psychopathy is prevalent in corporate America, especially CEOs. It's also all the rage in the homeless population, too. Where's the articles on that statistic?

Queensgirl52 said...

Sounds familiar.

Anonymous said...

Psychopathy is more common than people think they just don't want to admit it. When someone habitually (pathologically) lies and demonstrates any remorse for the pain they inflict on others, chances are they're a psychopath (or sociopath).