Sports heroes or psychopaths?

At a recent high performance sports summit with the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, one of the most provocative and interesting presentations was given by Paddy Upton, on the presence and impact of psychopathic individuals in sports teams. It is estimated that 1% of people are born with psychopathic tendencies, but in business that […]

Which Professions Have The Most Psychopaths?

First off, psychopath doesn’t just mean someone who cuts you up with a chainsaw — though the majority of people who do things like that are psychopaths. What’s the definition? Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking […]