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10 jobs that attract the most and the least psychopaths

You could easily be working in the company of a psychopath, according to a new book, because psychopaths tend to gravitate towards and thrive in professions that offer power and require cutthroat decision making.

The book The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success has outlined the ten jobs psychopaths are most likely, and least likely, to be found in.

Top jobs for psychopaths:

1. CEO

2. Lawyer

3. Media (TV/radio)

4. Salesperson

5. Surgeon

6. Journalist

7. Police officer

8. Clergyperson

9. Chef

10. Civil servant

On the other hand, psychopaths are likely to steer clear of professions that require empathy, human interaction and feelings.

Least likely professions for psychopaths:

1. Care aide

2. Nurse

3. Therapist

4. Craftsperson

5. Beautician/Stylist

6. Charity worker

7. Teacher

8. Creative artist

9. Doctor

10. Accountant…

Choosen excerpts by JMM from

via Professions that attract the most psychopaths |


One thought on “10 jobs that attract the most and the least psychopaths

  1. I’m so sick of this outdated list. If I were a psycho, I’d by now have a respectable occupation, and point to this list as a way of absolving myself of any deviant behaviour associated with this antiquated rap sheet that’s been obviously assembled to sell pop-psych 101 pulp.

    Posted by Joe the Painter | August 23, 2015, 11:16 pm

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