Any ideas? Could it be Roosevelt, Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton or Bush?
Jeremy Dean writing for PsyBlog previously looked at which professions displayed the most psychopathic tendencies such as a limited fear response and endless confidence. These included CEOs, lawyers and salespeople to name but a few.
So how about presidents then? Theodore Roosevelt and JFK are at the top the list of US presidents with highest ‘positive’ psychopathic tendencies. These ratings were based on one aspect of psychopathy called ‘fearless dominance’ which relates to having no fear, to being charming, bold and taking charge.
The authors of the study investigated whether this aspect of psychopathy called ‘fearless dominance’ was associated with better presidential performance. An intriguing study with interesting conclusions.