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The rise of the successful corporate psychopath

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    Businesses should undertake psychological screening to help identify ‘successful psychopaths’ as higher level of psychopathic traits exist among people found in the upper echelons of the corporate sector.

    Forensic psychologist, Nathan Brooks – who is speaking about the emergence of non-criminal psychopathy at the APS Congress in Melbourne this week – says many businesses have their recruitment screening back to front.

    “Too often companies look at skills first and then secondly, consider personality features,” said Brooks. “Really it needs to be firstly about the candidate’s character and then, if they pass the character test, consider whether they have the right skills,” he said.

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