The higher up the career ladder - the more psychopaths?

The higher up the career ladder - the more psychopaths?

 The higher up the career ladder - the more psychopaths?

The talented University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom) student conducted a survey, which was first shown that people with a high level of mental tendencies and IQ may mask the symptoms of manipulating their responses to a personality-typing test questions. And that probably means that the ladder easier to give no cause risk-takers who are able to hide their psychopathic prone

22 year old Carolyn Bate fieldwork was still not even a bachelor's degree. It psychopathic and intelligence links compared using specialized test and analysis of their data. In its findings, it described a bachelor's degree in psychology last year. Outside of work, it was not only exceptionally high level assessment of the university - it was published in a peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology.

The young psychologist, said that the project idea came about after reading a study that showed that one percent of the population is attributable to psychopaths, but psychopaths in evaluation of the number of heads can grow up to 3 percent.

"I thought that this could explain the discrepancy intelligence. In addition, it may be that the highest circles of business are part of an even bigger psychopaths. Numbers may be higher than three per cent, because if a person is aware that he is a psychopath, he can lie - and these people are quite strongly prone to manipulations and not empathetic. In our everyday lives it can affect very negatively, "- said the psychologist, adding that some scientists have hypothesized that some of the global financial turmoil may have occurred due to the large number of psychopaths among the people making key decisions, writes

It stated that in spite of the usual word "psychopath" for use in a negative context, there are different categories of psychopaths - and not all of them are prone to physical violence.

"Those who run businesses tend to be charming and wise, but have emotional flaws, unlike psychopaths who are quite confused and prone to violent crimes of violence, which often lose their freedom," - said Mr Bate.

To test their ideas, C. Bate invited to participate in the study, 50 people - mostly students. All of them are under strict confidentiality requirements, and considered a variety of tests, ranging from IQ assessment using standard procedures. Then the subjects performed another test - Levensono psichopatiškumo self-assessment scale. According to the results of the latter was determined for each human primary and secondary psychopathy rating.

Later, a student experiment investigated the galvanic skin response (GSR). In this experiment the human finger was connected by electrons, and the computer measured signal changes in subjects on a computer screen seeing different images. They were shown crying children, people who are threatened by natural disasters images. It is horrific photos that have not been set, but they were such that a perfectly normal human being was shocked. However, people are more prone to primary psychopaths - those who are more likely to become business leaders - the disturbing images almost did not respond or did not respond, while more people are prone to secondary psychopathy showed increased arousal.

The study's authors found that the test set by the GSR response was more or less the same as you would expect. But the only people whose IQ was relatively low.

Therefore, C. Bate concluded that higher IQ people can boast able to manipulate their emotional response, so their status is much more difficult to identify. This - the discovery of which researchers in this field have not yet been done.

The scientist considered the impact of their research - perhaps the staff departments require new procedures to prevent psychopaths in the highest positions in companies?

"Perhaps businesses need people characterized by such features as psychopaths - such as cruelty. Although įtarčiau that some screening procedures should be improved, just to businesses to know what people are hired, "- said Mr Bate.