When we think of psychopaths we think of murderers, rapists, suicide bombers and gangsters. But not all psychopaths are violent, or even criminal. In fact, they have a lot of good things going for them: they are fearless, confident, charismatic, ruthless and focused. Qualities tailor-made for success in twenty-first century society.
Kevin Dutton is research psychologist and honorary affiliated member of the Calleva Research Centre for Evolution and Human Sciences, (Magdalen College, University of Oxford). He is the author of the book The Wisdom of Psychopaths - Lessons in Life from Saints, Spies and Serial Killers. As an expert on the science of social influence he discusses the positive side of being a psychopath and what it's like to be one.
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