Monday, June 25, 2018

Study Finds District Of Columbia Has More Psychopaths Than Any Other Place In The Country

The Nation's Capital has an Infestation

WJLA WASHINGTON DC (ABC7) — Washington D.C. has more psychopaths than any other location in the United States, a recent study by Southern Methodist University found. The study also found that the surrounding areas of Virginia ranked as number eleven and Maryland number twelve in their finding.  The university studied five personality traits they called the "big five" -- extraversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness and neuroticism.
"Areas of the United States that are measured to be most psychopathic are those in the Northeast and other similarly populated regions. The least psychopathic are predominantly rural areas. The most extreme data point is the District of Columbia, which received a standardized score of 3.48. The next highest data point is Connecticut, which received a 1.89 standardized score. The presence of psychopaths in District of Columbia is consistent with the conjecture found in Murphy (2016) that psychopaths are likely to be effective in the political sphere. 
The top five observations in psychopathy are the District of Columbia, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, and a tie of New York and Wyoming for fifth. The states that are least psychopathic are West Virginia, Vermont, Tennessee, North Carolina, and New Mexico. 
The occupations that were most disproportionately psychopathic were CEO, lawyer, media, salesperson, journalist, police officer, chef, and civil servant."

According to experts, Psychopaths are "superficially charming" and "tend to make a good first impression on others and often strike observers as remarkably normal." Yet they are self-centered, dishonest and undependable, and at times they engage in irresponsible behavior for no apparent reason other than the sheer fun of it. They tend to be largely devoid of guilt, empathy and love, they have casual and callous interpersonal and romantic relationships. Psychopaths routinely offer excuses for their reckless and often outrageous actions, placing blame on others instead. They rarely learn from their mistakes or benefit from negative feedback, and they have difficulty inhibiting their impulses.

Yep, sounds like DC for sure....... 

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