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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/these-are-the-top-10-jobs-most-likely-to-attract-psychopaths-should-we-be-worried/

THESE ARE THE TOP 10 JOBS MOST LIKELY TO ATTRACT PSYCHOPATHS

snip...

Here’s the list of jobs with the highest rates of psychopathy:

1. CEO
2. Lawyer
3. Media (Television/Radio)
4. Salesperson
5. Surgeon
6. Journalist
7. Police Officer
8. Clergy person
9. Chef
10. Civil Servant

And the lowest rates of psychopathy:

1. Care Aide
2. Nurse
3. Therapist
4. Craftsperson
5. Beautician/Stylist
6. Charity Worker
7. Teacher
8. Creative Artist
9. Doctor
10. Accountant

snip...


One of my Ex's is a lawyer. I believe it.

ETA And I'm a "Civil Servant," so there's further proof...
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Nurses are crazy
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There are PLENTY of crazy nurses out there.

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Yeah, I forgot about the nurse thing. "Horse chick" isn't an occupation, otherwise that should be on there too.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:31:56 AM EST
Dr on one, surgeon on other.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:32:31 AM EST
I figured arfcom admin would be on the list.
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Originally Posted By lichter50:
Nurses are crazy

QFT

I can get a copy of the police report to prove it too.
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There is a lot of overlap between highest and the lowest with those general definitions.
Don't want to be in the high group as surgeon? Just move to doctor!
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That's odd. I thought Arfcom Mod would have made the top ten. Huh! Go figure.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:34:18 AM EST
They forgot politician.
Stick it.
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Upon further review, I think we might be mistaking "crazy" with "psychopath."

Psychopath > Crazy.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:34:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By dbd870:
They forgot politician.

Numbers are small, % is high.
Repeal the 17th Amendment.
A right should restrict the government, not obligate it!
It is America's love of, rather than fear of, democracy which is the little lie that coats the poison pill and makes it sweet to swallow.
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I vote nurse as well add redhead and it moves to number 1
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Accountants aren't psychopaths? Bullshit!
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Accountants aren't psychopaths? Bullshit!


Masochists.
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hmmm Site Staff must be #11 then.
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I moved from no. 2 on the list to no. 4! I'm making progress!

I truly believe a LOT of lawyers who make it in huge firms are psychopaths. I've worked for a few [shudder].

If you want more info on psychopaths in the workplace, read Snakes In Suits.
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What about postal workers? I work around alot of oddballs there
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Originally Posted By davidminnesota:
What about postal workers? I work around alot of oddballs there


Civil Servant category.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:44:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By surveyor3:
Originally Posted By odiedodi:
Accountants aren't psychopaths? Bullshit!


Masochists.


That is funny
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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:46:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By lichter50:
Nurses are crazy


FPNI.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:47:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By lichter50:
Nurses are crazy


I agree, i think nurse is on the wrong list.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:48:11 AM EST
Seems pretty believable.
It would be difficult to be an attorney with a conscience in many cases...sociopaths would excel at suing people under wrong pretenses.
Being unable to empathize with people would also make climbing the corporate ladder that much easier


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Originally Posted By lichter50:
Nurses are crazy


This. Because of this alone, the entire list is to be trashed.
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Originally Posted By lichter50:
Nurses are crazy


This. Therapists too from what I hear. I guess they're not psychotic, just crazy.
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I can believe it I had (had being the definitive word) a
friend who was a CEO that was clearly in that category.


On the other hand I have the Craftsman streak in me from my Grandfather.
I have found that as you are working on something the patience required
gives you time to reflect on life and in turn makes you a better person.

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Maybe add non-profit founder/employee to the list too.
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7. Police Officer




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Originally Posted By sweptvolume:
Originally Posted By lichter50:
Nurses are crazy


This. Because of this alone, the entire list is to be trashed.

Sociopaths aren't "crazy". They are unable to feel empathy and guilt and often manipulate everybody and everything around them for their own advantage, regardless of the harm to others.

It's quite different that the emotionally unstable nurses you may have dated; sociopaths have the opposite problem


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GD mods for sure. But is being a psychopath a cause or an effect?

Originally Posted By Fugitive:
That's odd. I thought Arfcom Mod would have made the top ten. Huh! Go figure.


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List is BS. Psychopaths are everywhere.
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Civil servant is a broad brush
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Its a little more complex than that. In 1986 I went to work for a RICO in a profession not noted for its psychotics. There was one problem child in the building and he was kept fairly quiet. Then the top position was filled by a full-blown control freak. Who hired an assistant nazi. And promoted another person to that position, who turned into a psycho. The place became hell.

I left 13 years ago, and its no better now. Psycho come and go, but the culture remains and is self-sustaining.
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Originally Posted By speedracer422:

Originally Posted By sweptvolume:
Originally Posted By lichter50:
Nurses are crazy


This. Because of this alone, the entire list is to be trashed.

Sociopaths aren't "crazy". They are unable to feel empathy and guilt and often manipulate everybody and everything around them for their own advantage, regardless of the harm to others.

It's quite different that the emotionally unstable nurses you may have dated; sociopaths have the opposite problem


Speed


Agreed. Psychopath is very different from GD's "crazy."
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My wife has worked in #3 and 6.

The constant competion to always be the best and treath of being replaced at any time for no reason can take it's toll on you.
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Originally Posted By surveyor3:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/these-are-the-top-10-jobs-most-likely-to-attract-psychopaths-should-we-be-worried/

THESE ARE THE TOP 10 JOBS MOST LIKELY TO ATTRACT PSYCHOPATHS

snip...

Here’s the list of jobs with the highest rates of psychopathy:

1. CEO
2. Lawyer
3. Media (Television/Radio)
4. Salesperson
5. Surgeon
6. Journalist
7. Police Officer
8. Clergy person
9. Chef
10. Civil Servant

And the lowest rates of psychopathy:

1. Care Aide
2. Nurse
3. Therapist
4. Craftsperson
5. Beautician/Stylist
6. Charity Worker
7. Teacher
8. Creative Artist
9. Doctor
10. Accountant

snip...


One of my Ex's is a lawyer. I believe it.

ETA And I'm a "Civil Servant," so there's further proof...




They need to break down civil servants.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:58:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By Star_Scream:
They need to break down civil servants.



Honestly, I thought of the DMV or code enforcement when they mentioned this.
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Seems to be some line blurring between a psychopath and sociopaths. I doubt a real psychopath could rise to the level of a CEO of a real company.
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This is list is about psychopaths, so think about 100% self interest and no morality. I think they probably are thinking more about sociopaths.

There are a ton of crazy nurses (and therapists) but their kind of crazy is being emotionally unbalanced, not sociopaths.

Psychopaths are attracted to positions of power that allow rapid advancement, winning at all costs. I'd add investment banker to the list of psychopath attracting professions.
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Originally Posted By Eukatae:
Seems to be some line blurring between a psychopath and sociopaths. I doubt a real psychopath could rise to the level of a CEO of a real company.


I don't know, ever listen to Ted Turner?
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Most likely to attract psychopaths...

Does that mean a psycho would end up in those jobs or does that mean someone in those jobs might attract psycho's like stalkers or something?
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Nurses are crazy


Crazy =/= psychopath
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I do a facilities type job. we are all nutz
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They forgot politician.


What's the #1 profession for politicians?
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Originally Posted By surveyor3:
Originally Posted By Star_Scream:
They need to break down civil servants.



Honestly, I thought of the DMV or code enforcement when they mentioned this.


Ohh ok.


You have to be a certain kind of crazy in my field, (and they have us do psych evals) but it really wouldn't help a postal worker
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SWEET!!!!

Don't take my stuff - "Look, I'm #10 on the lowest rate of psychopathy!"

That damn poll must have been compiled in November and December. I can guarantee you no sane accountant feels that way from about Feb 15th thru mid-April!

Won't happen this year though. My happy tax preparing ass is going to be on my way back from one of my bucket list items come April 15. I got lucky and had my name drawn for Masters tickets this year. I'll be on my way home from Augusta on filing day.
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Damn! My daughter's a lawyer. I hate for her to be associating with a bunch of psychopaths!!!
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