How psychopaths have successful careers

Jun 28, 2013, 09:44 PM

The word "psychopath" may make you think about somebody who struggles to function, who's a social outcast, somebody who is mad, or criminal. But think again. Oxford psychology professor Kevin Dutton has been exploring how in his words "psychopathic attributes can predispose success in certain occupations". He's been assessing what he calls "ten great Britons" on where they lie on the psychopathic spectrum. ME Thomas is an American lawyer and a self confessed sociopath. Her book is called "Confessions of a Sociopath - A Life Hiding in Plain Sight". They discuss what makes a psychopath and how psychopathic attributes can mean a successful career.