Psychopaths In Medicine?

In some general reading on psychopaths, I came across this study by Kevin Dutton Ph.D, a research psychologist at Oxford who's an expert on the science of social influence... and noticed that surgeons and doctors are on the lists.

According to a survey conducted by psychologist Kevin Dutton Ph.D, here are the top 10 professions with the most psychopaths:

  1. CEO
  2. Lawyer
  3. Media (TV/Radio)
  4. Salesperson
  5. Surgeon
  6. Journalist
  7. Police Officer
  8. Clergyperson
  9. Chef
  10. Civil Servant

And here are the professions with the least psychopaths:

  1. Care Aide
  2. Nurse
  3. Therapist
  4. Craftsperson
  5. Beautician/Stylist
  6. Charity Worker
  7. Teacher
  8. Creative Artist
  9. Doctor
  10. Accountant

I'm not entirely sure what this says of doctors vs. surgeons. (Perhaps the pediatricains are skewing the results.)

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