The Link Between Writing and Psychopathy


We’ve heard the arguments (and read American Psycho) about how success in the business world is often linked with psychopathic traits, but surely the same couldn’t be said about success in creative fields like writing? New research suggests that strong track records of writing success may be correlated with certain psychopathic traits. But don’t worry, writers aren’t serial killers (they’re nice people, really!).

Victor Luo is a graduate of UC Davis's MA in Creative Writing program specializing in fiction. He lives in Los Angeles where he loves never having to be cold. More from this author →