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Unread 11-13-2012, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Psychopaths like control. And respect. They crave being able to manipulate others....ever see a police interrogation?
Only on tv. Have you & if yes whats it like ?
I take back what i said about not respecting everyone on the psycho list. Not all are mental cases.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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Cops are the most obvious on the list. I remember hearing about my friends police training and how they watched a video where a cop blew a guys head off with a shotgun, he said the whole class cheered like it was a football game.

As an institution the police force is corrupt. And plz, no one come in here jabbing on about how their friends a cop and he's so nice. I meant as an institution it spawns pretty brutal law enforcers. One or two cops or even all the cops that you've met in your life doesn't undo what many social scientists have studied about the force.

This list isn't all that hard to figure out. It's that we tend to individualize everything based on the one or two encounters we've had with some people on the list. But that's not what this is about, it's about the profession and the role it requires them to play. Out side of work the guy may be normal or nice but once in the role of a lawyer he could be utterly ruthless.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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I believe police officer- pretty much anything in law enforcement, I've seen many psychopaths in that field...
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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The poll is worse than useless. How did they arrive at that list? The only possible way I could see is by the number of arrests made on people who were later deemed by authorities as a "psychopath."
But see, percentage-wise the number of sociopaths who are caught as compared to the number still romaing free among us is miniscule. The poll also contradicts itself when it lists "surgeon" as one of the highest psychopath jobs, but then "doctor" as one of the lowest.
BTW: the term "psychopath" is used erroneously in the polls. The correct term is, rather, "sociopath." A psychopath lives in a fantasy-riddled world of delusion and thinks dogs are telling him to kill people. He doesn't know the difference between right & wrong.
A "sociopath" on the other hand, is fully functional and very aware of the difference between right and wrong. He just thinks he is above it all and that rules are for others, not for him. He also has an innate inability to feel empathy for others.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:24 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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How come used car salesman isn't on that list? Most of them will lie right to your face.

Same with politicians too.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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It's not about killing. It's about liking to see people suffer and destroying them mentally.

Most psychopaths are not killers or wouldn't want to even consider doing that. They're just ruthless people who love to see others squirm for not admiring them.
Most killers are, however, psychopaths.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 09:40 PM
 
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I completely disagree with doctors being on the bottom ten. Money, status and control seem to be just as big of a motivator in drawing people to the field as genuinely wanting to help people.
I agree with you on that. I have seen some pretty cold doctors. And cruel too...one in Florida was sued by Medicare for doing multiple skin cancer biopsies on people...who did not have skin cancer!
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Unread 11-15-2012, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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1. CEO
2. Lawyer
3. Media (TV/radio)
4. Salesperson
5. Surgeon
6. Journalist
7. Police officer
8. Clergyperson
9. Chef
10. Civil servant

Interesting that Journalist and Media are separate items. I would have had that on my list along with President/politician, teacher and psychologist/psychiatrist as the Number 1 item.
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Unread 11-16-2012, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Phila/NW NJ
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I have seen some pretty cold doctors. And cruel too...one in Florida was sued by Medicare for doing multiple skin cancer biopsies on people...who did not have skin cancer!
I've heard of some of those organ harvesters myself
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Unread 11-16-2012, 06:16 AM
 
Location: southern california
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sociopath i a harsh word.
professions that require u to put on one great friendly happy face despite how you feel and how unfairly and badly u r treated could be labeled sociopath friendly but really its just another way of making people crazy.
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