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Quiz: Is your boss a psychopath?

Psychologists Robert Hare and Paul Babiak have developed a test for psychopaths in the workplace, fashioned from the clinical test for psychopathy Hare developed which has become the industry standard in mental health world.

Broadly speaking, psychologists test for the presence of these traits in would-be psychopaths: Superficial and grandiose notions of themselves; pathological lying and conning; impulsive behavior showing a need for stimulation without regard to consequence; a parasitic lifestyle that lacks personal goals; shallow emotions with little sign of sympathy, remorse or guilt; poor behavioral controls, often marked with childhood problems and histories of juvenile delinquency.

Bad Bosses: The Psycho-path to success?

Testing for psychopathy takes a detailed exam with a trained professional, but the playful quiz above gives a taste of characteristics commonly found in psychopaths.