Originally posted by finnegan
Save you all the trouble - the link did not get me straight there.
Highest Rates of Psychopathy:
3. Media (Television/Radio)
7. Police Officer
8. Clergy person
10. Civil Servant
Lowest Rates of Psychopathy:
1. Care Aide
6. Charity Worker
8. Creative Artist
Grain of salt time. Look at the article.
Read this quote carefully: "The book by Oxford psychologist Kevin Dutton argues that "a number of psychopathic attributes [are] actually more common in business leaders than in so-called disturbed criminals
-- attributes such as superficial charm, egocentricity, persuasiveness, lack of empathy, independence, and focus."
There is no suggestion that these people are criminal, in fact, it says so-called disturbed criminals show less of these attributes. It may be that being in business leadership offers a socially acceptable and even valued outlet for these attributes. I know in my case and some others, being in quality assurance is such an outlet for people with tendencies toward OCD.
Secondly, the list is unattributed and unreferenced. The closest thing to a reference is the blogger mentioned but it isn't even clear that the list is from him.
Finally the study on cheating and lying says these traits are typical of psychopaths but makes no claim that the students fit the profile of psychopathology, and the study cited actually concerns another topic.
I think somebody is piecing an article together from scant information. Of course, if it fits our preconceived notions, we accept it.