Is this Bush, Rove, Cheney or Rumsfeld?

[1] Is he glib and superficially charming?
[2] Does he have a grandiose sense of self-worth?
[3] Is he a pathological liar?
[4] Is he a con artist or master manipulator?
[5] When he harms other people, does he feel a lack of remorse or guilt?
[6] Does he have a shallow affect?
[7] Is he callous and lacking in empathy?
[8] Does he fail to accept responsibility for his own actions?

These are questions from Is Your Boss a Psychopath?

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“They don’t care that you have thoughts and feelings. They have no sense of guilt or remorse.” He talked about the pain and suffering the corporate rogues had inflicted on thousands of people who had lost their jobs, or their life’s savings. Some of those victims would succumb to heart attacks or commit suicide, he said.

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?”


How to Cope With a Psychopath at Work

Tips from Martha Stout, author of The Sociopath Next Door.

Suspect flattery. Sincere compliments from a coworker or a boss are nice, but outrageous flattery is often an attempt to draw you into a psychopath’s snare. If you feel your ego is being massaged, you may be dealing with a psychopath. Be careful.

Take labels and titles with a grain of salt. Just because someone is older, has a higher position or more degrees, or is wealthier than you are does not mean his or her moral judgment is better than yours.

Always question authority when it conflicts with your own sense of right and wrong. This may be hard to do, but it is crucial to your own career and well-being.

Never agree to help a psychopath conceal his or her suspicious activities at work.

If you are afraid of your boss, never confuse this feeling with respect.

Realistically assess the damage to your life. If it’s too great, you may have to leave. Remember that living well is the best revenge.

This term has come up before regarding Bush. This term seems to fit most of this administration leaders. There is no reasoning with psychopaths.
So when do we round them up and straight-jacket them?

I want my America back!

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