A funny article came across our desk today. The title really says it all: Journalism is Among Top 10 Occupations to Most Likely Attract Psychopaths.  With so many former journalists on staff, we couldn’t help but give each other the shifty eye (while hiding the knives and forks). After hashing things out during the Friday meeting, we all felt confident that there wasn’t a Patrick Bateman in our midsts. Of course, one might want to be more cautious at a larger journalistic organization (hello, CBC). 

Patrick Bateman
To be fair, journalism barely scratched the top 5, coming in at number three. Rounding out the top five, in order, were:

1. CEO

2. Lawyer

3. Media

4. Salesperson

5. Surgeon

Conversely, the top 10 professions least likely to attract psychopaths are trended towards public service positions that required interpersonal skills. Rounding out the top five were:
  1. Care aide
  2. Nurse
  3. Therapist
  4. Craftsperson
  5. Beautician/Stylist
Pretty predictable? Any shockers? Let us know!