September 11, 2012
Certain Psychopathic Traits Significantly Predict A Candidate’s Future Presidential Success
Psychopaths, or people characterized by a lack of empathy and remorse and possess very shallow emotions, are generally associated with cold-blooded serial killers and mass murderers, but a new study reveals that U.S. presidents also display certain psychopathic traits that could make them “successful psychopaths.”
In fact, researchers from the Emory University suggest that psychopathic traits like fearless dominance may be an important predictor of success in presidential performance.
While there is no question that psychopathy is an extremely problematic condition with those affected possessing maladaptive characteristics like poor impulse control, lack of guilt and an inability to empathize, researchers said that other traits associated with the condition, like fearlessness, lack of anxiety and interpersonal dominance can play a beneficial role in certain occupations, especially leadership positions.
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Certain Psychopathic Traits Significantly Predict A Candidate’s Future Presidential Success

Psychopaths, or people characterized by a lack of empathy and remorse and possess very shallow emotions, are generally associated with cold-blooded serial killers and mass murderers, but a new study reveals that U.S. presidents also display certain psychopathic traits that could make them “successful psychopaths.”

In fact, researchers from the Emory University suggest that psychopathic traits like fearless dominance may be an important predictor of success in presidential performance.

While there is no question that psychopathy is an extremely problematic condition with those affected possessing maladaptive characteristics like poor impulse control, lack of guilt and an inability to empathize, researchers said that other traits associated with the condition, like fearlessness, lack of anxiety and interpersonal dominance can play a beneficial role in certain occupations, especially leadership positions.

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