Corporate Psychopaths

Corporate psychopaths refer to individuals who are exploitative, manipulative, callous, unethical, opportunistic and who manage to stay out of prison settings. The media and general population have depicted psychopaths as serial murderers, violent gang leaders, and individuals capable of the most treacherous crimes. While psychopaths are more likely to commit such crimes, some of them manage to avoid getting caught or brought into contact with the criminal justice system. Consequently, increasing attention has been paid to psychopaths operating within the workplace. It seems that the attributes that allow these individuals to commit crimes so effortlessly also help them enter organizations and obtain higher management positions. The corporate psychopath may be just as dangerous in the workplace as he or she is elsewhere in society. This ...

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