The media has managed to change people’s perceptions of what a psychopath actually looks like.
There are several misconceptions of what a psychopath actually is. Some people will jump to the image of Hannibal Lecter
But in actual fact, psychopaths live undetected around us. Most psychopaths do not live up to the stereotypes of them being mass murderers, violent and have at some point in their lives been convicted of a crime. In fact, the scariest part is that most psychopaths are excellent leaders and are very good at manipulating others; traits that are desirable for highly paid positions in a company. However, there are signs that you can use to see if your boss is a psychopath.
Work place bully
One sign that someone is a psychopath is that they are usually the main contributor to workplace bullying. He/She may also play on other people’s emotions in order to achieve what they want from other people.
This is where becoming a leader is great for any psychopath. They like to move people around, unnecessary workplace rearrangements, monitoring toilet and cigarette breaks – or any kind of breaks for that matter! If you feel like you’re being micro managed then watch out!
Single as a Pringle (other crisps available)
Unfortunately, psychopaths aren’t very good at feeling emotions but can mimic emotions pretty well. But since mimicking can only get you so far, romantic relationships tend to break down pretty quickly. This means that although they can find partners quite fast due to their charm, they find it hard to maintain them.
Well I hope you enjoyed reading this quick post about psychopaths. Speak to you soon!