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The Independent: how much of a psychopath is Donald Trump?

Using a standard psychometric tool, Dr Kevin Dutton of Oxford University ranked both presidential candidates and a series of historical world figures.

Trump scored 171, achieving two more points than Adolf Hitler, after experts gave their suggestions on how each individual would have scored against a series of questions.

Saddam Hussein topped the list, scoring 189, while presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton received a score of 152, placing her in the top 20 per cent.

It is difficult to make assessment of Trump and Clinton’s leadership potential as both scored highly on positive and negative traits.

On factors including social influence and fearlessness Trump outperformed Hitler and Clinton did better than Roman emperor when assessed for “Machiavellian egocentricity.”

Psychopaths are often pathological liars, have very high self-estimation, are impulsive and fail to regulate and take responsibility for their behaviours.

And you may be more likely to encounter a true psychopath in some workplaces than others.

Read on for the full article on The Independent.


By Shehab Khan, The Independent

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