Consumer & Behavioral Neuroscience

Which professions have the most psychopaths? The fewest?

Which professions have the most psychopaths? The fewest?

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook and I just had to blog it.

Don’t you feel safer already with CEOs, police officers, surgeons and chefs being at the top?!?!

And of course, I’ve had my own thoughts on this line of thinking… for example, take the recent election… People love their candidates.  But who in their right minds would want to be such a thing? It seems to me that in order to think that millions of people should vote for you and give their money to you… well, that person that believes they deserve those kinds of things might very well be a narcissist. Kinda like lead singers of bands… and well, surgeons, CEOs, police officers, etc.

On the other list, of least number of psychopaths, you see care aids, nurses, teachers… these people are the opposite.  They care least for themselves. 

Hrm… reminds me of another study: This Is Your Brain On Politics: Neuroscience Reveals Brain Differences Between Republicans and Democrats

“… the brains of self-identified Democrats and Republicans are hard-wired differently and may be naturally inclined to hold varying, if not opposing, perceptions and values… The results found more neural activity in areas believed to be linked with broad social connectedness in Democrats (friends, the world at-large) and more activity in areas linked with tight social connectedness in the Republicans (family, country). In some ways the study confirms a stereotype about members of the two parties — Democrats tend to be more global and Republicans more America-centric…”

So… can we predict who will become Republican or Democrat? Surgeon or Nurse?

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