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  1. 06 Jan '13 22:54
    http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/01/02/the-jobs-with-the-most-psycopaths/

    Guess what the top 3 professions that are prone to producing psycopaths are.

    1. CEO's
    2. Lawyers (translated, politicians)
    3. Media

    LOL. No wonder the country is going straight to hell. These people are all insane!!
  2. 06 Jan '13 23:01
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/01/02/the-jobs-with-the-most-psycopaths/

    Guess what the top 3 professions that are prone to producing psycopaths are.

    1. CEO's
    2. Lawyers (translated, politicians)
    3. Media

    LOL. No wonder the country is going straight to hell. These people are all insane!!
    Trust you to come up with something like that.
  3. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    06 Jan '13 23:04
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/01/02/the-jobs-with-the-most-psycopaths/

    Guess what the top 3 professions that are prone to producing psycopaths are.

    1. CEO's
    2. Lawyers (translated, politicians)
    3. Media

    LOL. No wonder the country is going straight to hell. These people are all insane!!
    Save you all the trouble - the link did not get me straight there.

    Highest Rates of Psychopathy:

    1. CEO
    2. Lawyer
    3. Media (Television/Radio)
    4. Salesperson
    5. Surgeon
    6. Journalist
    7. Police Officer
    8. Clergy person
    9. Chef
    10. Civil Servant

    Lowest Rates of Psychopathy:

    1. Care Aide
    2. Nurse
    3. Therapist
    4. Craftsperson
    5. Beautician/Stylist
    6. Charity Worker
    7. Teacher
    8. Creative Artist
    9. Doctor
    10. Accountant
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    06 Jan '13 23:07
    I thought psychiatrists were number one. Guess not.
  5. 06 Jan '13 23:08
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Trust you to come up with something like that.
    It all makes sense now......
  6. 06 Jan '13 23:12
    Originally posted by whodey
    It all makes sense now......
    Lawyers look for truth and justice.
  7. 06 Jan '13 23:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Lawyers look for truth and justice.
    Right.............Bwhahahahaha!!!

    The Congress debates on whether to get rid of the Ethics committee simply based upon the observation that no matter the ethics violations that occur, nothing is done to those found guilty.
  8. 06 Jan '13 23:15 / 1 edit
    So are the criminally insane inticed into these jobs or do they produce them?
  9. 06 Jan '13 23:22
    Originally posted by whodey
    So are the criminally insane inticed into these jobs or do they produce them?
    We have the same here. The Bar Council and the Ethics committee that
    regulates it. It's not perfect. They get some criticism. Some say that they
    should not be allowed to regulate themselves.


    There have been a few cases where lawyers have defrauded clients.
    Most of them went to jail but there is one unfortunately who has taken
    a lot of money and is now hiding in Brazil. No extradition.

    No psychos though.
  10. 06 Jan '13 23:29
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    We have the same here. The Bar Council and the Ethics committee that
    regulates it. It's not perfect. They get some criticism. Some say that they
    should not be allowed to regulate themselves.


    There have been a few cases where lawyers have defrauded clients.
    Most of them went to jail but there is one unfortunately who has taken
    a lot of money and is now hiding in Brazil. No extradition.

    No psychos though.
    Lawyers are paid to represent their client, even if he is guilty and they know he is guilty. That to me would suggest a tendency towards a lying pathology that would only worsen over time.
  11. 06 Jan '13 23:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Save you all the trouble - the link did not get me straight there.

    Highest Rates of Psychopathy:

    1. CEO
    2. Lawyer
    3. Media (Television/Radio)
    4. Salesperson
    5. Surgeon
    6. Journalist
    7. Police Officer
    8. Clergy person
    9. Chef
    10. Civil Servant

    Lowest Rates of Psychopathy:

    1. Care Aide
    2. Nurse
    3. Therapist
    4. Craftsperson
    5. Beautician/Stylist
    6. Charity Worker
    7. Teacher
    8. Creative Artist
    9. Doctor
    10. Accountant
    Grain of salt time. Look at the article.

    http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/01/02/the-jobs-with-the-most-psychopaths/

    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."

    Emphasis added.

    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.
  12. 06 Jan '13 23:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    Grain of salt time. Look at the article.

    http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/01/02/the-jobs-with-the-most-psychopaths/

    Read this quote carefully: "The book by Oxford psychologist Kevin Dutton argues that "a number of psychopathic attributes [are] actually [b]more common in business leaders than in so-called disturbed criminals
    -- attributes such as sup gether from scant information. Of course, if it fits our preconceived notions, we accept it.[/b]
    What exactly is a criminal? For example, in the case of Ron Zimmerman, the media altered a tape to make it appear that he was a racist. Why? It was to sell soap.

    Is this criminal? Hmmm? I guess they did not pull out a gun and shoot him so I guess that makes them a step above a criminal in your book, even though they have no problem assassinating his character.

    Is Charley Rangel a criminal for his 20 plus ethics violations? Is Clinton a criminal for purgery? Is even Nixon a criminal that belonged behind bars? I guess in your world the answer is no, because they are "respectable" people.
  13. 06 Jan '13 23:55
    Originally posted by whodey
    What exactly is a criminal? For example, in the case of Ron Zimmerman, the media altered a tape to make it appear that he was a racist. Why? It was to sell soap.

    Is this criminal? Hmmm? I guess they did not pull out a gun and shoot him so I guess that makes them a step above a criminal in your book, even though they have no problem assassinating his c ...[text shortened]... d behind bars? I guess in your world the answer is no, because they are "respectable" people.
    Wow your reaction seems to be unrelated to what I said and even to the thread topic. I don't know how else to react. I'll just take it as food for thought, whodey.
  14. Standard member Soothfast
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    07 Jan '13 00:06
    It's okay, folks! As long as you have a Facebook account you're golden!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2184658/Is-joining-Facebook-sign-youre-psychopath-Some-employers-psychologists-say-suspicious.html
  15. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    07 Jan '13 00:07
    Originally posted by JS357
    Wow your reaction seems to be unrelated to what I said and even to the thread topic.
    That's classic, chrome bumper Whodey.