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Welcome back everyone to be ever wondered what drives successful people to the top our next guest says he people actually of one special characteristic -- psychopaths.
After Kevin -- is the author of the wisdom of -- -- saint spies and serial killers can teach us about success.
And he's my guest this morning all the way from London good morning to you.
Good morning Gretchen.
So tell us about the psychopathic.
They can help somebody achieve success starting with charm.
Well it's true that Gretchen no seriously what psychopath -- and images of Patrick Bateman and Ted Bundy come flashing across town -- spent.
Actually -- psychologists like myself.
Talk about -- -- actually referring to a specialized group of individuals with a distinct subset.
All -- characteristic such as ruthlessness fearlessness.
Focused coolness under pressure charm charisma and of course -- trademark lack of empathy.
And conscience now if you think about these characteristics of being the Donald on the studio mixing desk.
-- then you reach two conclusions the first one is that being a psychopath.
Aides say not at all or nothing -- fan but rather it's on the spectrum -- which each of us have our place.
And secondly that -- no one correct definitive configuration.
That these -- might be -- but rather the most effective combination depends.
All on the particular set of -- folks circumstances that you might happen to find yourself in now by the same token -- profession certain jobs.
Might be moaned.
That some of those dolls on the mixing desk might be turned up a little bit higher.
That and -- -- might bemoan what we might cool a bit of precision right engineers cycle but so what you say.
Is -- that people who have this drive ability have.
If they're not such a -- because they have the ability to turn it on and off and unique characteristics like that if you're -- CEO.
If you're a lawyer if you're in.
The -- Actually really well in 2011 -- launch something called the great British psychopaths and Avaya pockets with what directed onto my website where they completed.
I'm a -- metric -- validated questionnaire.
Which detects psychopathic characteristics within the general population.
Over the with a little cash they also had to enter their employment.
What with the U -- most psychopathic profession.
And that was certainly a few surprises us CEOs.
Perhaps some surprisingly came up that at number one we also have lawyers we also had the media but we also -- -- people as well which would rather interest.
People who are on the other side of having more human empathy jobs would be care -- nurse.
Just to name a few -- it's a very interesting interesting read the wisdom of cycle pass and you can go.
Online and take the test for yourself to see how many of these characteristics you have doctor Kevin Dutton.
A thanks so much all tweet about your book as well have a great day.
My pleasure thanks Gretchen.
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