Psychopathic Presidents

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PsychCentral covers a study that claims presidential candidates benefit from psychopathic behavior. It is purported that traits such as “fearless dominance” can help the Chief lead to their best abilities:

“In fact, he noted that fearless dominance, linked to low social and physical apprehensiveness, correlates with better-rated presidential performance for leadership, persuasiveness, crisis management and Congressional relations.”


Jack Taylor is a Rumpus Intern, gangly fellow, and Steal the Bacon enthusiast. More from this author →