Which professions have the most psychopaths?

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Geekonychus
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08 Nov 2013, 4:30 pm

http://theweek.com/article/index/251957 ... sychopaths

No surprises here.........

Except maybe the chef one.......



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08 Nov 2013, 4:38 pm

I worked in kitchens for almost ten years. I don't feel at all surprised. I had several co-workers who could cook amazing food and who seemed likely to go on to executive chef positions, and I think that seems like the most likely diagnosis for them.



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08 Nov 2013, 4:45 pm

I found it interesting (but not surprising) how the medical professionals divided up. The "fewest psychopaths" section had care aid, nurse, therapist and doctor. But over in the "most psychopaths" section is surgeon. The nurses, aids, therapists and non-surgical doctors want to help people. The surgeons want to cut people up while they are immobilized. :eew: :eew: :eew:



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08 Nov 2013, 4:45 pm

For teacher being 7th least, how would they rate if you removed phy ed teachers from them, as those would certainly make the top 10 list. And no drill sergeants in the top 10 either?



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08 Nov 2013, 4:47 pm

#8 Clergyperson! :lol: Why am I not surprised.


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08 Nov 2013, 5:02 pm

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08 Nov 2013, 5:12 pm

They talk about being a psychopath as if it was a bad thing ...


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08 Nov 2013, 5:13 pm

How about upping the ante?

Is it possible that some psychopaths (including some WP members) are misdiagnosed as having Asperger Syndrome instead?

(try spending 10 minutes in the Love & Dating forum without arriving at this suspicion.)


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08 Nov 2013, 6:21 pm

I don't know why everyone is so surprised to see chef listed there, the job is all about ego and control and maniacal perfectionism, you practically have to be crazy to work in a commercial kitchen (and if you weren't to start with, you will be after a few years).


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08 Nov 2013, 6:41 pm

I'm surprised teachers showed up on the lesser side. I've always found them to be narcissistic psychopaths.



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08 Nov 2013, 7:54 pm

Dox47 wrote:
I don't know why everyone is so surprised to see chef listed there, the job is all about ego and control and maniacal perfectionism, you practically have to be crazy to work in a commercial kitchen (and if you weren't to start with, you will be after a few years).


Gee, Dox, the way you say crazy it sounds like a bad thing!



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08 Nov 2013, 8:13 pm

An artist can be a psychopath.



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08 Nov 2013, 8:47 pm

Politician not on the list?



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08 Nov 2013, 9:01 pm

For potential Jack the Ripper types the most useful profession is being a surgeon. That way one can slice and dice and be doing something useful at the same time.

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08 Nov 2013, 9:08 pm

I can't remember the last time I agreed with Ruveyn.

ooOoOoOAnaOoOoOoo wrote:
An artist can be a psychopath.


Artist, or art dealer?