Psychopaths make the perfect politicians!

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    I wonder, is the speaker correct in that you will find psychopaths represented in politics more than the general population:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MZCHjGkTPg]YouTube - ‪Michael (author of Freedom from Conscience - Melanie's Journey) about psychopaths part 1‬‏[/ame]

    And if it is true then is it that the political culture is psychopathic so people just adapt to the environment, or is it that psychopaths are drawn to power and have the traits necessary to get elected?
     
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    Being a functional sociopath seems to be a real psychological benefit if you're in business, too.
     
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    This OP is nuts...
     
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    Truth often does seem stanger than fiction, I agree.
     
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    They also make great cops and cannon fodder.
     
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    Why should it feel strange that certain psychological conditions are advantages to particular professions? A person with schizotypal personality is going to have an advantage as a writer or artist, a person with the so-called condition of ADHD will have energy and drive and a person with psychopathic personality has an advantage in regards to seeking to attain what they want at all cost. Check the video and the traits discussed and then look up Hare's checklist of psychopathy.
     
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    Hare Psychopathy Checklist - define, person, people, used, personality, score, traits, Definition, Purpose

    While some of the traits might be obstacles for the power seeker, others are assets and with someone to enable the person to organize themselves protect themselves from their own weaknesses) then the sky is the limit.
     
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    Some of the sexiest men in all of 'history' have been considered psychopathic by mainstream.

    Like Hannibal the Cannibal.....
     
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    Eventually they trip themselves up. Just ask Anthony Weiner or Rod Blagojevich.
     
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    Or James Bond who is also a psychopathic character.

    And yes, they often trip themselves up -- that is why an ever-vigilant spouse or team of advisers are necessary to keep them on track.
     

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