Corporate Psychopaths: Organizational Destroyers by C. Boddy

By C. Boddy

Psychopaths are little understood outdoors of the felony photograph. notwithstanding, because the fresh international monetary situation highlighted, the habit of a small staff of managers can very likely carry down the total western procedure of industrial. This ebook investigates who they are, why they do what they do and what the implications in their presence are.

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Using a sample of eight psychopaths and nine non-psychopaths, and with psychopathy being defined by the PCL-R with a cut- off score of 25 (rather than the clinical cut- off of 30), they found differences in brain activity (as measured by regionalised blood flow) between the psychopaths and the non-psychopaths. This difference was particularly evident in the areas around the ventromedial frontal cortex and the amygdala (Intrator et al. 1997). The ventromedial frontal cortex apparently has a crucial role in controlling impulses and in long-term planning and is involved in the formation of linkages between factual knowledge and bio-regulation (Blair 2001).

The measurement instruments cannot, it is argued, be easily adapted for use in community (non-institutional or general population) settings (Kirkman 2002). According to Hare, criminal or anti-social definitions of psychopathy are not problematic for referring to criminal psychopaths because such behavioural definitions were made after extensive study of these men, mainly in prison populations (Hare 1999a). However, he says that criminal or anti-social definitions of psychopathy are probably inappropriate for defining functional or Corporate Psychopaths because these psychopaths are able to control the overt manifestation of any anti-social impulses they may have and so seem to act normally.

2006) and that family wealth may enable psychopaths to achieve their goals in a socially acceptable manner. Corporate Psychopaths may well be such people, able to control any impulsive or anti-social tendencies to the extent of hiding them or rendering them lawful in their expression and so enable themselves to operate relatively undetected in society and corporations. As discussed, the cold-heartedness and manipulativeness of Corporate Psychopaths are reported to be the traits that are least discernible by other people (Mahaffey & Marcus 2006), and this allows Corporate Psychopaths to gain other people’s confidence, be successful in job interviews and gain promotion.

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