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Of Psychopaths eBook #180 In this engrossing journey into the lives of psychopaths and The Wisdom MOBI #234 their infamously crafty behaviors the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals that Wisdom of Psychopaths PDF #202 there is a scale of “madness” along which we all sit Wisdom of Psychopaths What Saints Kindle Incorporating the latest advances in brain scanning and neuroscience Dutton demonstrates that the brilliant neurosurgeon who lacks empathy has in common with a Ted Bundy who kills for pleasure than we may wish to admit and that a mugger in a dimly lit parking lot may well in fact have the. So this was disappointingIn sum this book is about how some psychopathic ualities are actually really helpful and positive and incorporating them into your life can make you succeed They can reduce anxiety and depression make you productive and even make your empathetic although if you're a true psychopath with sadistic tendencies the empathy payout is getting to enjoy the suffering of your victims so this isn't a heartwarming hope for psychopaths bookLook I'll be honest I was kind of jealous of psychopaths after reading this book I mean I'd love to react to all situations in a cold and calculating manner with a accompanying drop in blood pressure and heartrate I'd love to be able to never take things personally see projects through doggedly to the end and keep myself from fearing by staying strictly in the now And as far as getting that message across it was effective in this medium for me than those crunchy feely Eckhert Tolle books I was actually approaching this book as a kind of self help manual because lawyers are really high on the psychopath list and if you can't beat them join them Well only for working hours that isWhat annoyed me is after all the promising studies Dutton doesn't really tell us HOW to make the positive traits of the psychopath into our own While I understand part of the premise is that they're jsut wired that way the author himself has part of his brain treated to feel like a psychopath for an afternoon What I would've liked is something in the cognitive behavioral realm to get there There was also a mention of the dopamine inhancing properties of amphetamines so I guess if all else fails Instead he wasted pages boycrushing on Special Forces agents cops and his childhood psychopathic friend who I'm unclear why he kept Nope he punted that to TIBETAN MONKS MEDITATING Look Tibetan monks have been doing that for a while How about something approachableAt the very least it would've been considerate of him to include the uestionnaire used to measure the index of one's own psychopathic tendencies even if I was just a little morbidly curious after discovering I have not issues whatsoever shoving fat guys in front of streetcars to save other people Since most of the studies use this as a basis to pick their subjects and control group it would've been helpfulThat said I still learned enough from this book not to make it a tossup but in the realm of essays on weird psychological phenomenon and its relevance this had nothing on other books and lacked a real tongue in cheek his OWN tongue mind you feel that probably would've made it roll a bit better Instead I felt like the author got too absorbed in exhibiting his comfort level around those tough manly manly psychopaths The lack of female psychopaths in this book was also a real problem even though he did point out they are the minority a contrast would've been nice since I think dealing with psychopathic females always has its own issues In fact given that he was targeting the most successful psychopaths and singing their praises to high heaven some rep of the fairer sex would've been much appreciated I mean we're allowed to be lawyers now even CEOs the number ONE profession where you have a tendency to be a psychopathStil a uick read to break in my new Kindle Not bad if you want to learn that a psychological label doesn't turn you into Hannibal Lecter not so great when you'd prefer to learn how to serve the other side its own kidneys at trial

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The Wisdom of Psychopaths What Saints Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About SuccessTs and undergoes transcranial magnetic stimulation to discover firsthand exactly how it feels to see through the eyes of a psychopathAs Dutton develops his theory that we all possess psychopathic tendencies he puts forward the argument that society as a whole is psychopathic than ever after all psychopaths tend to be fearless confident charming ruthless and focused ualities that are tailor made for success in the twenty first century Provocative at every turn The Wisdom of Psychopaths is a riveting adventure that reveals that it’s our much maligned dark side that often conceals the trump cards of success ?. By Martin LangfieldIf you’ve ever thought your boss is a psychopath you may be right according to psychologist Kevin Dutton And if you’re a top flight markets trader captain of industry surgeon or soldier you may well be one yourself But that’s OK says Dutton It may even be optimal “The Wisdom of Psychopaths” an exploration of serial killers monks spies and CEOs through the prism of personality tests and neuroscience is a good book lurking within a bad one In this regard it perfectly reflects its theme which is that among the dark traits which make a person psychopathic nestle behaviors and abilities that are not only necessary but good for individuals and society In the seeds of evil he proposes wisdom may be found An Oxford University research psychologist Dutton may discomfit many readers with an almost adolescent joy in mixed metaphors and grating puns relishing the shock value of his premise as he liberally applies the term “psychopath” to all kinds of people It may sound like he is suggesting sadistic ax murderers or serial rapists lurk within all men but his point is rather subtle Perhaps this approach is a deliberate attempt to open the reader’s mind to new ideas Or perhaps he needs a restrained editor Still a razor sharp intellect with a serious academic purpose lurks behind the loose phrasing and wordiness Dutton stacks up references to interlocking personality studies brain scans and physiological examinations comparing members of the general population with those behind bars and those who excel at certain sharp end professions His argument is that most “psychopaths” aren’t violent and indeed most aren’t locked away Many excel in society precisely because they possess in a moderate or controlled way the same traits that land their antisocial brethren in a world of hurt The key traits include ruthlessness; intense capacity to focus excluding all distractions such as fear; powerful reward motivation; a disposition to action; acute ability to read emotions in other people without being moved by them; charisma; mental resilience; and mindfulness the ability to live in the present moment Many people have some of these traits he says Those who can manage to flick them on and off according to circumstance have a powerful toolkit for doing well in life particularly in high risk high reward professions Those with only partial control of such traits or who have them jammed full on all the time may severely hurt others ruin their own business or even damage the world economy Those who lack any such traits should try to embrace a few Dutton suggests In examining CEOs Dutton also cites a 2005 academic study that compared business managers psychiatric patients and hospitalized criminals in a psychological profiling test “A number of psychopathic attributes were actually common in business leaders than in so called disturbed criminals” Dutton writes listing attributes such as superficial charm egocentricity persuasiveness lack of empathy independence and focus The main difference lay in the “antisocial” traits with the criminals’ physical aggression impulsivity and lawbreaking dials cranked up higher One of Dutton’s own surveys in which visitors to his website take a personality test called the Levenson Self Report Psychopathy Scale and give details of their professions found that CEOs ranked highest on the scale followed by lawyers TV and radio workers salespeople surgeons and journalists Dutton interviews “functional psychopath” special forces soldiers financial traders lawyers and doctors often in exotic locales who speak of experiencing altered states of consciousness when entirely focused on their work akin to the concept of “flow” or “optimal experience” of Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi One of the most intriguing of Dutton’s insights is the similarity he relates between certain psychopathic traits and those exhibited by experts in Buddhist meditation Both are very good for example at reading emotions in people’s faces embracing new experiences remaining in the moment and practicing detachment To say psychological traits reuired in killing and in making a killing in the markets are not dissimilar may seem trite Yet Dutton despite his tendency to showboat uses that observation as a starting point for a disconcerting and intelligent exploration of the outer reaches and useful inner depths of at least some human minds