In fact, psychopaths have a lot of good things going for them. They are fearless, confident, charismatic, ruthless and focused - qualities tailor-made for success in twenty-first century society.
In this groundbreaking adventure into the world of psychopaths, renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton combines original scientific research with bold on-the-ground reporting from secret monasteries, Special Forces training camps and rarefied psychopath wings of maximum-security hospitals. Provocative, engaging and surprising at every turn, The Wisdom of Psychopaths reveals a shocking truth: beneath the hype and the popular characterisation, psychopaths have something to teach us.
Kevin Dutton has teamed up the Channel 4 to test the nation's psychopathic traits. Watch the ground-breaking documentary Psychopath Night on 14th December to find out more.
Find out more about who you really are by answering the following questionnaire. A full breakdown of your personality traits will be revealed at the end of the test.
In 2010, psychologists handed out a personality test to the biographers of every U.S. president in history. But there was a catch. It wasn't the biographers who were being tested. It was the presidents.
Personality disorders are defined as follows: "…an enduring pattern of inner experience and behaviour that deviates markedly from the expectations of the culture of the individual who exhibits it."