One in 25 business leaders may be a psychopath, study finds

' Psychopaths use charm and manipulation to achieve success in the workplace,
according to a US study One out of every 25 business leaders could be
psychopathic, a study claims. The study, conducted by the New York psychologist
Paul Babiak, suggests that they disguise the condition by hiding behind their
high status, playing up their charm and by manipulating others. Favourable
environmental factors such as a happy childhood mean they can function in a
workplace rather than channelling their energies in more violent or destructive
ways. '