How Do You Recognise the Corporate Psychopath Before It Is Too Late?

The subject of corporate psychopaths, or snakes-in-suits, is increasingly getting wide attention. I attended a one-day seminar last year attended by around 100 participants of whom at least 80% were seeking revenge as they had been shafted by a corporate psychopath at work or in marriage. I have already discussed some of their characteristics in my previous blog namely their charm and ability to deceive and their view that life is a game with winners and losers and they are winners. Other chara.....

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How do you recognise the corporate psychopath before it is too late? (Part I)

The subject of corporate psychopaths or snakes-in-suits is increasingly getting wide attention. What really piqued my interest in the Corporate Psychopath was a seminar I attended last year run by Dr. John Clarke a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sydney, consultant to the NSW Police Force, and widely regarded as Australia's expert on corporate psychopaths. I can highly recommend his book Working with Monsters: How to Identify and Protect Yourself from the Workplace Psychopath Among .....

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Screening Corporate Psychopaths

Corporate Psychopaths are increasingly becoming part of the Human Resources zeitgeist.  Here are two articles that are examples of this shift: Is your boss a successful psychopath? and Is your workplace culture breeding narcissism?   Our local WEA (Workers Educational Association) recently ran a 2 hour session on Psychopaths & Sociopaths on Film &in Everyday Life.  One key theme in the workshop was that Corporate Psychopaths were suffering from the Anti-Social Personality Di.....

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The Emotional Intelligence of a Psychopath

There I was sitting in the doctor’s waiting room when I spied the article heading on the front cover “HOW TO SPOT A PSYCHOTPATH”.  The article was a reprint; first appearing in The Guardian as an extract/book review of The Psychopath Test by John Ronson. The article discusses Tony, a person who had been convicted and sentenced for seven years for GBH.  Tony had decided to fake insanity by copying movie characters such as the one Dennis Hopper played in Blue Velvet.  He was successful i.....

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