The Wisdom of Psychopaths, Kevin Dutton
Kevin Dutton

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

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Psychopath. The word conjurs up images of serial killers, rapists, suicide bombers, gangsters. But think again: you could probably benefit from being a little more psychopathic yourself.Psychologist Kevin Dutton has made a speciality of psychopathy, and is on first-name terms with many notorious killers. But unlike those incarcerated psychopaths, and all those depicted in movies and crime fiction, most are not violent, he explains. In fact, says Prof Dutton, they have a lot of good things going for them. Psychopaths are fearless, confident, charismatic and focused—qualities tailor-made for success in today’s society.The Wisdom of Psychopaths is an intellectual rollercoaster ride that combines lightning-hot science with unprecedented access to secret monasteries, Special Forces training camps, and high-security hospitals. In it, you will meet serial killers, war heroes, financiers, movie stars and attorneys—and discover that beneath the hype and popular…
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洪一萍
洪一萍has quoted2 months ago
the philosopher Aristotle observed more than 2,400 years ago, “There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.”
Sandy Widianto
Sandy Widiantohas quoted8 months ago
Psychopaths are fearless, confident, charismatic, ruthless, and focused. Yet contrary to popular belief, they are not necessarily violent. And if that sounds good, well, it is. Or rather, it can be. It depends, as we’ve just seen, on what else you’ve got lurking on the shelves of your personality cupboard.
fdiah
fdiahhas quoted3 years ago
anxious individuals are better than the rest of us at detecting the presence of threat

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