There’s an unsettling correlation between psychopathy, a personality disorder characterized by a lack of conscience, and those who find personal wealth and success.
From negotiating the hiring process to manipulating and controlling co-workers, psychopaths thrive in the modern corporate workplace, often making millions during their rise to stardom.
The incidence of psychopathy among CEOs, for instance, is four times higher than the general population, reports journalist Jon Ronson in his book “The Psychopath Test.”
“Basically, when you get them talking, [psychopaths] are different than human beings,” Ronson told Forbes. “They lack things that make you human: empathy, remorse, loving kindness.”
In studying psychopaths, researchers Paul Babiak and Robert Hare found that the high-stakes, high-profits corporate environment attracts these dysfunctional personalities.
Sources: Business Insider