psychopath presidentFood for thought (to go along with my 2010 post Psychology of Presidential Ambition):

“Overall, the study found, presidents tended to be more like psychopaths than the general population in their level of fearless dominance, but they didn’t show a psychopathic excess of impulsive antisocial behavior.”

“[B]old leadership isn’t just a quality found in psychopaths — or presidents. Everyone falls somewhere along the scale, from timid to bold, from follower to leader. And psychopathic traits like fearless dominance — or others like impulsivity, callousness and dishonesty — also appear in varying degrees in the general population.”

“Shadings of potential pathology are found in everyone.”

 

Source: The Psychopathic Trait Successful Presidents Have in Common

(by Maia Szalavitz, TIME.com)

President photo available from Shutterstock

 


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    Last reviewed: 16 Sep 2012

APA Reference
Somov, P. (2012). Presidential Psychopathy. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 30, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2012/09/presidential-psychopathy/

 

Select books by Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.:
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Eating the Moment


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