Maybe it was your childhood dream to be the CEO of a Fortune 500, but maybe you wanted to grow up and be a beautician (cosmentology school anyone?). The only difference between the two is a cool billion or so, right? Wrong.
Chances are, if you are more interested in running Bear Sterns than you are in taming bear beards, you’re also more likely to be a psychopath. While the sound of Patrick Bateman, Tonight I, uh, I just had to kill a LOT of people, may be echoing in your head, the term psychopath isn’t only limited to Manson’s in the basement or that creepy dude who lives over your old lady neighbor’s garage.
According to the below list, the same holds true for the priesthood (we’re looking at you Westboro Baptist Church).
Via The Week:
Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial character, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity, and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality.
Definitely sounds like every priest we’ve ever met. (Just kidding Jesus.) However you might want to keep one eye trained on any friend who lands in the left column. And if you happen to be a psychopath as well? Well, I’ll meet you at Harry’s Bar.