Is Mitt Romney a Psychopath?

Recently, Sherree DeCovney made controversial headlines by making the assertion that as many as 1 in 10 financial services workers on Wall Street were psychopaths, which was probably an overestimation.  But, DeCovney was on to something. There are many highly successful people who can also be observed to have psychopathic tendencies, and recently, evidence has been piling up that one of them is none other than presidential wanna-be Mitt Romney.

There are three major patterns of qualities that characterize a psychopath: 1) interpersonal conduct such as dishonesty, narcissism, and arrogance, along with a marked lack of consideration for the rights and well-being of others 2) affective deficits such as lack of empathy or guilt, and 3) impulsiveness or risk-taking.

via Scrutiny of Mitt Romney’s Character Reveals Psychopathic Tendencies.

One comment on “Is Mitt Romney a Psychopath?
  1. I’ve read a couple of interesting books on this subject, Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths go to work and Without Conscience, both by Robert D. Hare.  Another good one is Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test.

    Off topic, Them, also by Ronson, is a fascinating look into the minds of extremists.

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