psychopathic bosses

Is Asia's financial industry rife with psychopaths?

A recent study showed that one out of every 25 executives may be a psychopath, so we asked readers last week to share their feelings about their own bosses.
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Psychopaths wear suits too (AFP)
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Most of our readers suspect that their bosses could be psychopaths, according to last week’s web poll. There is a good chance that some of them are probably right, according to a recent study that found business leaders are four times more likely to be psychopaths than the average person.

That could be a low-ball estimate according to our readers, only 16% of whom said there was no way their boss could be a psychopath. The rest reckoned that it was either “almost certain” or “possible”, which suggests a far higher rate of psychopathy among Asia’s financial professionals unless our respondents all work for the same person.

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