Tuesday, June 21, 2005

i could have told you that


If you've ever secretly harboured thoughts that a colleague - or even your boss - behaves like a psychopath, you may be closer to the truth than you dared to imagine. A study has found that there are far more sub-criminal psychopaths - self-serving, narcissistic schemers who display a stunning lack of empathy, but are not criminally inclined - at large in the population than had previously been thought. Some even end up in managerial positions.

No shit? They're just figuring this out? I've had managers that were so bad their names became verbs, usually used as synonyms for "ass-rape" or something similar. Their behavior was so deplorable that if you were merely betrayed by them you felt honored that you didn't receive further attention. A 'stunning lack of empathy' indeed.