Ist Ihr Chef ein Psychopath?

FastCompany berichtet über einen Vorschlag eines Polizei-Psychologen, neben Mitarbeitern der Polizei, Feuerwehr und von Atomkraftwerken auch die Chefs großer Unternehmen einem standardisierten Psychotest zu unterziehen.

Is Your Boss a Psychopath?

[…] Then Hare came out with a startling proposal. He said that the recent corporate scandals could have been prevented if CEOs were screened for psychopathic behavior. „Why wouldn’t we want to screen them?“ he asked. „We screen police officers, teachers. Why not people who are going to handle billions of dollars?“[…]

[…] „I always said that if I wasn’t studying psychopaths in prison, I’d do it at the stock exchange.“

[…] Psychopaths succeed in conventional society in large measure because few of us grasp that they are fundamentally different from ourselves. We assume that they, too, care about other people’s feelings. This makes it easier for them to „play“ us. Although they lack empathy, they develop an actor’s expertise in evoking ours. While they don’t care about us, „they have an element of emotional intelligence, of being able to see our emotions very clearly and manipulate them,“ says Michael Maccoby, a psychotherapist who has consulted for major corporations.

[via Cafe au Lait]