I reported a while ago on the fact that forex traders where more psychopathic and prone to reckless behavior than the psychopaths in prisons. That was not my conclusion but that of Swiss research.
It may have escaped your attention but John Key was such a trader and with is reckless endangerment of our environment in allowing Sino steel, Trans Tasman and Anadarko to loot our seafloors and coastlines and sovereignty in delivering us to the secretive TPPA which is a total end to whatever sovereignty we had he surely shows that his banking term of endearment “the smiling assassin” was a good one.
I put it to you that if not an actual psychopath he sure knows how to act like one:
I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on sociopathy as a function of commenting on television about Jodi Arias, the woman who burtally murdered her boyfriend in 2008 and is currently in the middle of a much-publicized trial. I’ve come to ask myself some very basic questions about those who are sociopaths, as I very much expect that Ms. Arias qualifies as one. Further, recently reading former Harvard professor Martha Stout’s book, The Sociopath Next Door, I’ve been reminded how mysterious sociopathy remains.
Part of what makes sociopathy so fascinating is that we understand very little about what causes it. The sociopath overall is little understood, manifested primarily in the conventional belief that the sociopath has the malicious intent to harm others. The truth, however, is more complex than a single answer allows. Are sociopaths bad people? It’s easy to utter a full-throated “Yes!” for so many reasons, but the reality is that sociopaths don’t necessarily have malicious feelings toward others. The problem is that they have very little true feeling at all for others, which allows them to treat others as objects. The effect of their behavior is undoubtedly malicious, though the intention is not necessarily the same thing.