According to the book The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, we all can find a spot on a scale of madness. (And I use the first-person plural for a reason.)
One profession, however, seems to attract more psychopaths than most: CEO.
Not that the Big Boss is a serial killer. But he or she is more likely to be callous, uncaring, shallow, glib and selfish with a grandiose sense of self-worth, meeting the psychological definition of “psychopath.”
The same attributes evidently apply to reporters and media personalities — who are so egotistical, we hog two spots on the top 10 list.
The jobs most likely to attract psychopaths are …
3. Media (TV/radio)
7. Police officer
8. Clergy (!!!)
10. Civil servant
The jobs least likely to be held by nut-jobs are:
1. Care aid
6. Charity worker
8. Creative artist