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  •  Usually? Says whom? (2+ / 0-)
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    xanthippe2, sockpuppet

    By some accounts sociopaths have made a vastly disproportionate amount of world history.

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    by Nulwee on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 10:40:19 AM PDT

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    •  Most live among us. (2+ / 0-)
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      General Goose, sockpuppet
      A study by Hare and colleagues suggested that one to two percent of the US population score high enough on a screening version of the scale to be considered potential psychopaths.
      You can check around and you'll see this is a pretty common number.

      If 1% of the population were violent psychopaths, the society would break down.

      No doubt that the very, very few that reach very high positions of power, change history with their behavior.  But the vast majority live among us as the charming boss or neighbor.  But never, never underestimate their ability to destroy the lives of anyone who gets in their way of getting what they want.

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