I’ve been reading a lot about psychopaths recently. Psychopaths, according to psychologist and author Kevin Dutton, have “a grandiose sense of self-worth, persuasiveness, superficial charm, ruthlessness, lack of remorse and an ability to manipulate others”. Dutton, in his bookThe Wisdom of Psychopaths points out that “unlike their box-office counterparts, not all psychopaths are violent, or even criminal. Psychopaths are fearless, confident, charismatic ruthless and focused – qualities tailor made for success in the 21st Century”.
Now that I know how to spot one, I’ve begun to notice them everywhere and I’m beginning to think that there may even be a few practicing medicine.