Would it be useful to study Psychopaths at the Stock Exchange?Well maybe, given the chaos in the financial services sector since 2008, Lehman Brothers, Royal Bank of Scotland and many more.
Jasper Global CorporationThe size of the damage done is incalculable and the financial tab picked up by governments unprecedented, so is there a case for corporate business and state financial murder? Well, we know that there is a case that, had auditors and regulators done their job properly many CEO’s and Chairmen from this sector would now be in prison.
Jasper Global CorporationLet’s say you are the Chairman of one of the largest financial institutes in the world with assets of $638 billion and you need to employ a new Chief Executive. Your number one candidate seems to have all the requisite skills, is charming, smart and has all of the right answers to your questions, problem solved – right? Hang on though wouldn’t you want to know if you were about to employ a Psychopath. Well there are many examples out there of this having happened and is still happening. We would like to believe that if we met someone who was completely without conscience and someone who was capable of doing anything in order to serve their purpose or to get them what they wanted, you could spot it.
No not necessarily.
Jasper Global CorporationIn popular imagery of the psychopath we think of the likes of Hannibal Lecter or the Moors Murderers but in reality many psychopaths just want money, power, fame or a nice car.
Psychopaths – Narcissists or Sociopaths – lets just summarize the differences.
Every Psychopath is Narcissistic – Not Every Narcissist is a Psychopath
Narcissism is a DISORDER of SELF-ESTEEM, the two triggers being SHAME and GUILT !!!!!
Psychopaths DON’T FEEL and they are BORN that way.
Sociopaths are the SAME AS PSYCHOPATHS the difference is they ARE MADE not BORN that way!!
Narcissism is clinically defined as having up to 9 CHARACTERISTICS and everyone has 1 or 2, however if you are diagnosed as having more than 5 you are classified as having a PERSONALITY DISORDER.