200911 Does Self-Control Increase Your Psychopathic Tendencies?

I always thought the opposite but then I read this article from the BBC. How self-control can actually unleash your dark side On reflection, I still think the opposite.  In 2017 I presented I formally presented the 7MTF model at the Sixth International Congress for Emotional Intelligence held in Oporto.  You can read the paper here.  While developing the 7MTF I realised that what best corresponded to Regulator EQ component was low levels of Neuroticism in the Five-Factor Model (FFM).....

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Temperament causes the downfall of another CEO.

There was an interesting article in The Weekend Australian, 5 September by Joyce Moullakis, Why QBE had to cut short CEO’s tenure, about former CEO of QBE Insurance, Pat Regan, who was forced by the QBE board to resign a week ago.  I found it interesting, not because the article was about his sexual misconduct but because what it revealed about Regan’s temperament. In the article Moullakis lists a number of employee descriptions about Regan: “Super and ultra-competitive” .....

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Vindication within Seven Days

It is not often I put forward a hypothesis that is quickly and scientifically validated but it has just happened to me.  On 9 August 2020 I published a blog On Bullies and Psychopaths. In the blog I discussed our experience as venture capitalists when we psych profiled prospective entrepreneurs.  I go into more detail in this blog written eleven years before EQ and the Entrepreneur. My main hypothesis is that successful entrepreneurs contain three dominant 7MTF EQ components in their.....

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On Bullies and Psychopaths

Recently the Wall Street Journal published this article by Elizabeth Bernstein: Why It Seems Like Bullies Are Everywhere—and How to Stop Them.  The sub-title was Bullies try to intimidate people they see as weak or vulnerable. Here’s how to respond. In the article the author makes a common mistake.  She conflates bullies and psychopaths.  The former group see some people as weak; the latter see some people as vulnerable. Bullies are egotistical: they are boastful, vain and opini.....

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