Kevin Dutton argues that we could all benefit from sometimes being more ruthless, fearless, self-confident, focused, mentally tough, charming or charismatic - all of which are traits of a psychopath.
Everyone I have ever worked with has, at some point, called another colleague or coworker "crazy." But does your job actually attract true psychopaths?
Kevin Dutton explains that there are jobs that can attract literal psychopaths – and also jobs that are least likely to do so.
Lawyers are the second most "psychopathic" profession in the world after CEOs, according to Kevin Dutton's book "The Wisdom of Psychopaths."
In today's turbulent world, many people may wonder if the person with whom they work just might be the next psychopath to make news headlines.
"It's not that all psychopaths are great – but in certain contexts psychopathic characteristics can help with success."
The latest feature on Kevin Dutton and the Wisdom of Psychopaths in Der Spiegel magazine in Germany.
Those people who succeed at the top of any organisation are far more likely to have mastered the political arts. This would be easier if you were dealing with normal people, but Psychopaths are four times more likely to exist in the executive suite than in the general population.
Visitors to the Cambridge Science Festival hear about the lessons we can all learn from psychopaths.
You may be wondering whether you're actually in a relationship with a psychopath. In this video, Kevin Dutton shows you how to tell and what you can do.
Kevin Dutton appears on Fox & Friends to discuss The Wisdom of Psychopaths.
Plus, Alok Jha interviews Kevin Dutton about his book The Wisdom of Psychopaths.
A list of the occupations most likely to attract psychopaths. CEOs, lawyers, and people in the media are the most likely to be psychopaths.
Kevin Dutton's The Wisdom of Psychopaths is now available in Canada.
Ever had the feeling at work that everyone around you is unstable?
A scientist enters a high-security psychiatric hospital to extract tips and advice from a crowd without a conscience.
The Wisdom of Psychopaths is released in Germany by DTV as their lead title for Spring 2013. Checkout this spread from their catalogue.
Kevin is interviewed by Dutch daily newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.
There's a high chance your boss, or even the likes of Steve Jobs, are high on the psychopath spectrum, says Oxford University psychologist Kevin Dutton.
The Wisdom of Psychopaths looks inside the lives and into the brain scans of psychopaths to reveal that this population is made up of more than just serial killers, rapists and terrorists.
In this terrifically entertaining and chilling book, Oxford research psychologist Dutton posits how traits of psychosis can win friends, influence people, and send you down the path of success.
It's too simplistic to think of psychopaths as being murderers or law-breakers, says the Oxford psychologist. What we can learn from those who lack conscience but are also bold and highly resilient to stress.
Photographs of Michael C. Hall and Kevin Dutton at the Rubin Museum Of Art to discuss Dutton's latest book, "The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success".
Psychopaths are everywhere. You might even be reading the words of one right now! But how can you tell?
In small doses, antisocial personality traits can be an advantage. The author of a recent book says this just might be the case.
Drawing upon a wealth of research, he argues that certain professions tend to attract people with psychopathic tendencies
Kevin Dutton has the engaging Cockney patter of a standup comic, a flair for wordplay and, with his untamed strands of hair, the faintly madcap look of a member of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
The spectrum of psychopaths includes CEOs, surgeons and journalists, and we could learn something from many of them.
You may not know for sure if you're a psychopath unless you listen to CNN's Profile of research psychologist Kevin Dutton.
There's no hotter topic in evolutionary psychology than the continuing presence among us of psychopaths. They're often confused in popular perception with violently irrational psychotics like Norman Bates of Psycho fame.
When most of us hear the word "psychopath," we imagine Hannibal Lecter. Kevin Dutton would prefer that we think of brain surgeons, CEOs and Buddhist monks.
There seem to be few upsides to being a psychopath. Yet Kevin Dutton makes the case that this personality disorder can be beneficial, or even desirable.
Kevin Dutton, author of The Wisdom of Psychopaths discusses the character traits of psychopaths, why it may not necessarily be a bad thing.
Must thrive in a fast-paced environment. Should be cool under pressure. Ambitious go-getters welcome. You find these clichés in most job descriptions these days. You may have even written one of these descriptions, if you're hiring. Little did you know that your ideal candidate might well be a psychopath.
How's this for a confluence of cultural currents? A British scientist chats about psychopaths with an American actor who plays a psychopathic serial killer on TV in front of an audience at a museum loaded with Buddhist art.
As Kevin Dutton's new book illustrates, the same characteristics that we might use to describe society's leaders just need a little push to become traits that define full-throttle psychopathy.
Read an excerpt from kevin Dutton's new book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths.
Dutton points to recent research that suggests psychopaths not only have the capacity to recognize emotions but they are actually "better at it than we are."
A new book suggests that some traits of psychopaths, such as being action-oriented, can be beneficial for a career.
Cool under pressure? Easy social charm? You might just be a psychopath. A new book says that most of the world's most successful people are just that. Newsweek's Daily Beast reviews Kevin Dutton's Wisdom of Psychopaths
Sometimes being mad is a good thing. Oxford scientist Kevin Dutton suggests we should all learn to act a little crazy.
Kevin Dutton will be in conversation with the actor Michael C. Hall (AKA Dexter) at the Rubin Museum of Art. Wednesday, October 24, 2012 7 - 9 pm , Rubin Museum of Art ,150 W. 17 St. New York, NY 10011
"Psychopaths rightly get a pretty poor press, but there are some things that we can learn from them..."
Kevin discusses The Wisdom of Psychopaths with Belgian P Magazine.
"A convincing study shows that business leaders and serial killers share a mindset...
The admirable quality of this book is Dutton's refusal to accept easy answers in one of the more sensational fields of popular psychology."
In this month's Scientific American, Kevin Dutton explores The Wisdom of Psychopaths and launches the Great American Psychopath Survey.
Both psychopaths and Tibetan monks detect deep emotions that are invisible to others. Psychopaths are better at recognizing "those telltale signs in the gait of traumatized assault victims"...
If your little angel has devilish outbursts it could be just a strop or a sign of something far more scary. Read Kevin's article in The Sun newspaper.