Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Is your boss a psychopath?

Most likely, yes, as a recent study declares, as reported in the Guardian yesterday.

I find this study hilarious... a bit startling, but more in a way that you see proof for what you knew all along.

But what I find most interesting about it was to see in writing what actually makes the difference between your average manager and a psychopath.
A psychopath is deviant... but only in legal terms. A psychopath isn't law-abiding.
Otherwise the characteristics of personality disorders and the characteristics needed for career success are pretty much the same. What separates them in terms of good/bad is nothing but a social construct.

I dunno whether I should find that comforting or disturbing.

I just know it's funny.

No comments: