Friday, January 31, 2020

Snakes In Suits: Are Psychopaths Running The World?

Ed.'s note: When you go to work as an employee of a large corporation we hope you have a good day at work.

News update on psychopaths for 31 January 2020: Why Are So Many Politicians Psychos?

Source: Collective Evolution

January 25, 2020 | By Alanna Ketler


The Facts: By comparing traits of psychopaths, as determined by experts, to those of people in corporate or political positions of power, we can see a clear link.

Reflect On: Psychopaths feel no remorse, guilt or empathy for their actions. When we look at the many inhumane acts that are currently taking place on our planet, it begs the following question with judgement aside: Are psychopaths running our world?
Editors Note: We felt this was important to discuss, not from a place of judgement and fear but one of observation so we can ask important questions as to whether or not we want to keep supporting the world we are co-creating at this time.

Often when we think of the word psychopath, we think of deranged serial killers that are hopefully locked up in prison for life. While there are many psychopaths who kill for reasons that are unfathomable to most of us and who are indeed in prison, there is an even greater number roaming free in our society and often using their condition to their advantage in any way possible. In fact, it is very likely that you know some–they might even be your colleagues.

Most of us do not know or work with any serial killers, at least not that we are aware of. So, what exactly is a psychopath and how can we define them? The dictionary definition is as follows:
"A person suffering from a chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior."
As you can probably tell, a lot more than just serial killers will fit into this broad definition. In fact, according to Canadian psychologist Dr. Robert Hare, a world-renowned expert on psychopathy, an estimated 1% of the Earth's population is psychopathic and around 25% of the population of male inmates at federal correctional facilities are psychopathic.

Psychopathic Traits

It is important to note that, in contrast with the popular image of the 'deranged psycho,' psychopaths tend to be very well composed, take good care of their appearance and are very charming (think of Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho). Because of this you may have a difficult time spotting them out, as they are masters of deception and are able to fake a lot of the qualities that define regular people. Some other psychopathic traits, according to Hare's Psychopathy Checklist, are as follows:
• Glib and superficial charm
• Grandiose estimation of self
• Need for stimulation
• Manipulative and cunning
• Complete lack of remorse or guilt
• Pathological lying
• Have a parasitic lifestyle, often latching onto and taking from others
• Have a history of early behavioral problems
• Overly impulsive
• Are very irresponsible
• Unable to accept responsibility for actions
• Unable to commit to long-term relationships
• History of juvenile delinquency
• Display criminal versatility
• Experienced a "revocation of conditional release"
• Lacks realistic long term goals
• History of promiscuous sexual behavior
• Have poor behavioral controls
• Are callous and lack empathy
Have a "shallow affect" (psychopaths show a lack of emotion when an emotional reaction is appropriate.) You can actually rate yourself to find out if you are psychopath. On each criterion, the subject is ranked on a 3-point scale: (0 = item does not apply, 1 = item applies somewhat, 2 = item definitely applies). The scores are summed to create a rank of zero to 40. Anyone who scores 30 and above is most likely a psychopath. Hare has used this test and checklist to detect which inmates are psychopaths.

Snakes In Suits

What many of us may not realize is that psychopaths actually thrive in the corporate world. Hare has actually co-authored a book with Dr. Paul Babiak on this topic entitled, Snakes In Suits: Understanding and Surviving the Psychopaths in Your Office. Psychopaths manipulate others to accrue power, sometimes pitting them against each other in an attempt to divide and conquer. They are often attracted to bigger, dynamic corporations with very little structure or supervision. They generally don't work well in teams because they don't like to share information or skills and it brings them joy to watch others fail. They are addicted to power, status and money. Sound familiar?

The corporate world is set up to favor psychopathic traits such as fearlessness, dominant behavior and immunity to stress. Because of this, psychopaths often find themselves in these types of positions, and then have an easier time climbing the corporate ladder and obtaining positions of great power. This is where they can do real damage to society as we see it today.

Please go to Collective Evolution to read the entire article.

The Psychopathic Corporation – A Clinical Diagnosis (PCLR), by Dr. Robert Hare 

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