Someone sat down and researched which profession actually attracts the most psychopaths and its CEOs followed by lawyers.
Although psychopaths make up only 1 per cent of the population, they appear to be most common at higher levels of corporate organisations particularly in positions where their actions can have a ripple effect.
The Hare psychopath checklist, developed in the seventies, says psychopaths are identifiable by their lack of remorse for destructive acts and lack of empathy. They also tend to be impulsive, manipulative and sexually promiscuous.
They are likely to be found in places where they can asset their dominance such as in the courtroom or the operating theatre. They are often CEOs, salespeople and media personalities.