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Forum Post: Big Business Loves Psychopaths

Posted 6 years ago on May 5, 2012, 12:10 a.m. EST by RobWallStreet (3)
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One research finding showed there are 4 times as many psychopaths in business than in the rest of society. Psychopaths don't care if they hurt people, they have no ability to empathize. Psychopaths become skilled at manipulating people. However, other than that they have terrible social and communication skills. Psychopaths portray an impression of charisma and competency, but the data shows their business performance is dismal. I guess the business world has a fondness for moving psychopaths up the corporate ladder.

Corporations have been given the legal status of a "Person" by the Supreme Court, but the question is, "What kind of a person have they become?"



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[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

I append two extremely interesting and educational documentaries, which very much speak to the important subject matter of your forum-post :

  • "The Corporation - Full Movie" ; This excellent documentary begins with the revelation that, according to a Supreme Court ruling, a corporation must be considered a person rather than an entity. Under this definition, reasons profiler Robert Hare, corporations can be categorized as psychopathic because they exhibit a personality disorder: that of single-mindedly pursuing their objectives without regard for the people in and around them. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnE8D3tgZ5c and also - http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-corporation/ ,

  • "I Am Fishead - Are Corporate Leaders Egotistical Psychopaths ?" ; This is a 'must see' video documentary which sheds light on the human mental condition in every day life from the Common Citizen to the Corporate Leaders - unmasking the Psychopath. Many will find this video quite insightful and it is a must watch video that should be shared with all who thirst for such knowledge. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MWpxH-RlFQ and also - http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/i-am-fishead-are-corporate-leaders-psychopaths/ .

et caveat - radix omnium malorum est cupiditas ...

[-] 3 points by RobWallStreet (3) 6 years ago

The first business corporations in the U.S. arose out of a need to pool resources and achieve something collectively as a team that individuals could not achieve on their own. And the goal was to make something happen that was for the greater good. But those good intentions were eventually corrupted.

[-] 2 points by VQkag (930) 6 years ago

I saw that research. I wasn't surprised. The lack of empathy is extremely damaging. We have come to accept that corps should have no concern beyond profit/stock price, but they should prioritize citizens welfare as well. During the last guilded age, Teddy Roosevelt criticism his fellow 1%'rs for not caring for there fellow Americans. We should do the same, demand better corp behavior or prevent them from doing business here. Doing business here should be a priviledge not a right. Support OWS. Vote out corp lovin politicians.!

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 6 years ago

They also love mindless idiots that buy any new product they put on the shelves, regardless of economic conditions.