5 Signs Your Coworker Is a Psychopath

Here is an article from Psychology Today that you might find interesting.   If you watch television or go to movies, you might be familiar with the concept of psychopathy–usually attributed to some serial killer in a cop show.  However, this particular personality disorder is more common than you think. In this, “5 signs your coworker is a psychopath” you will discover the difference between sociopaths, psychopaths, and antisocial personalities.  You will see that this disorder is more prevalent in the general population than we would like to think.

Please read the entire article and learn how to identify this type of personality so you can be prepared to defend yourself against any harmful plan they make devise.  People with this disorder seem to feed off the discord and emotional confusion that they create.  It really is important to be able to identify them before harm occurs.


5 Signs Your Co-worker Is a Psychopath

Posted Oct 26, 2017
By:  Kevin Bennett, Modern Minds

Serial killers are often depicted in film and television as deranged psychopaths. This contributes to a general misconception about psychopaths (and of serial killers). The truth is that psychopaths, sociopaths, and antisocial personalities, compared to serial killers, are relatively common in the population. Serial killers are extremely rare, because they usually exhibit a potent combination of multiple diagnostic categories including antisocial personalitynarcissism, and different forms of paraphilia — voyeurismfrotteurismexhibitionism, sadism, masochism, etc.). Statistically speaking, a psychopath is almost always never a serial killer; patterned homicide is just that rare.

How many psychopaths are reading this article along with you? 

It’s hard to pin down. But if thousands of people read this, research suggests there are bound to be some in the group. About 15 percent of male prisoners meet psychopathic diagnostic criteria. This statistic illustrates where this disorder can take one, especially those lacking a network of concerned individuals like parents, teachers, and friends who could provide support and intervene at the earliest signs of disorders.

study in the journal Behavioral Sciences & the Law found that 3 percent of business leaders scored in the psychopathic range. In contrast, rates of individuals in the general population with psychopathic traits (i.e., have some psychopathic tendencies) hover around 1 percent.

The causes of psychopathy are partly genetic and partly environmental. Men are more likely to be diagnosed than women, and symptoms are most visible during the early twenties. Due to the positive social qualities that psychopaths sometimes possess, our ability to detect them is often diminished. Here are five signs that someone you work with has psychopathic tendencies:

1. Thrill Seekers

Psychopaths often crave activities that have an element of physical danger or risk of being caught doing something illegal or malicious. Because they have little concern for their own safety or the safety of others, they will try to convince people around them to engage in risky behavior. In some contexts, this may seem fun, until it becomes clear to others that this goes beyond what is normally acceptable. For example, “I’m so bored. We should all get in my car and play chicken with other cars tonight out on Highway 61.” Or, “Let’s see how far you can drive down this dark road with your headlights off.” Not all psychopaths engage in illegal activity, but they may be very good at getting others to go along with risky and inappropriate adventures.

2. Superficial Charm

It is not unusual for psychopaths to be well-liked, especially at the beginning of a relationship. They often project an image that is charming and engaging. Conversations

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