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Q: What's the difference between a politician and a psychopath? A: None

Jason Bennetto Crime Correspondent

Wednesday, 4 September 1996

Politicians and stockbrokers share many of the same characteristics as criminal psychopaths. The only difference is that career high-flyers usually stay within the law. Some could be defined as "successful psychopaths", according to Lisa Marshall, a psychologist at Glasgow's Caledonian University.

In a three-year research project that involved interviewing 105 long- term offenders in Scottish prisons, she discovered that upbringing appeared to be an important factor in whether a child became a psychopath, as well as genetic make-up.

To discover which offenders were psychopaths she questioned them and compared their answers to a widely used list of 20 characteristics of a psychopath, the annual conference of the British Psychological Society's criminological and legal division were told. To be considered a psychopath, they needed to display a number of the 20 core characteristics. Ms Marshall added that people in some high-powered careers, such as stockbroking and politics - she did not rule out journalists - had enough of the 20 characteristics to be defined as psychopathic.

She said: "Successful psychopaths included people with careers such as stockbrokers, where a lot of action was happening and where they had a lot of power. "They have to be quite cold and callous. You could say a politician. [They] might be in control and have power. They are risk-takers.They have the characteristics of psychopaths but without the criminal intent."

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yes i am a psychopath and i am not a successful businessman, why, i keep getting fired

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I thought Donald Trump was one person.

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well yea. i know one with a good heart. a businessman i mean. but that didn't come without a price o course. but eventually he earned a reputation of being a very loyal (and cheap :P) supplier.... so factories happily flock to him. and they live happily ever after $$. true story.

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Well, I'm not sure, but I can tell you that the words teacher and psychopath are actually synonyms. I speak from experience. (lol)

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