September 14th, 2016

eek /crazy - manson

PSYCHOPATHS - Part One

The subject of psychopaths is related to so much - so look forward to related posts!

Study: 1 in 5 CEOs are psychopaths; same rate as among prisoners:

An Australian study has found that about one in five corporate executives are psychopaths – roughly the same rate as among prisoners.

The study of 261 senior professionals in the United States found that 21 per cent had clinically significant levels of psychopathic traits. The rate of psychopathy in the general population is about one in a hundred.

Nathan Brooks, a forensic psychologist who conducted the study, said the findings suggested that businesses should improve their recruitment screening.

He said recruiters tend to focus on skills rather than personality features and this has led to firms hiring “successful psychopaths” who may engage in unethical and illegal practices or have a toxic impact on colleagues.

“Typically psychopaths create a lot of chaos and generally tend to play people off against each other,” he said.

“For psychopaths, it (corporate success) is a game and they don’t mind if they violate morals. It is about getting where they want in the company and having dominance over others.”

The global financial crisis in 2008 has prompted researchers to study workplace traits that may have allowed a corporate culture in which unethical behaviour was able to flourish.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/13/1-in-5-ceos-are-psychopaths-australian-study-finds/
cat says no

"What? I'm right!"- Part 1: Cat Dashery

I have had a grueling day, in addition to the crazy man downstairs stomping about as hard as he could, after any time I would do anything.  I managed to sneak in a little sleep a few hours ago, and am finally pulling out.  But, just like Hillary Clinton, he never gives up - which, I thought, IS THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY.  So, I have been unable to get around even to this simple post, not to mention the others that I have been planning.

I am beginning to despise how dumbed-down NPR's news and News programmes has become.  Announcing this evening's news: "Arizona becomes a swing-state this year..."  And hey switch to some female underlining this point: "I live in this state, and now it's like EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT ARIZONA, and I'm like, oh wow!"  Um, yes, that is so newsworthy.  What do you bet we hear more from John McCain?

OK - so, let me see if I can bring my memory to reassemble the concept of this post...  I heard an hour NPR programme about how cats can be trained, etc.  It is actually possible to train cats, so long as the reward which you give them comes IMMEDIATELY AFTER their action which you are rewarding.* Collapse )

And I am now too beleaguered to finish this, so stay tuned for part two.