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Congrats USA: Oxford Scientists Declare BOTH Trump & Clinton Likely Psychopathic

Published on August 28, 2016 by   ·   4 Comments


In the insanity otherwise known as the 2016 presidential race, it has become common practice to label either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton with various deviant psychiatric personality disorders. In fact, given the latter’s brash and often conflicting rhetoric and the former’s proclivity for blatant mendacity, questions linger about whether the two candidates are sane enough to hold office at all.

Trump has earned comparisons to Hitler on a near weekly basis, and Hillary’s Mussolini likeness hasn’t gone unnoticed. But are these assessments accurate?

Now, thanks to an Oxford University study, we have an answer — to an extent, many of us weren’t off the mark.

Oxford University psychologist Kevin Dutton explored eight qualities of psychopathy as defined in psychological literature for the latest issue of Scientific American Mind, and found they are indeed common among politicians, in general.

Employing the standard tool for assessing psychopathic traits, the Psychopathic Personality Inventory (PPI-R), Dutton compared Trump, Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Ted Cruz to 16 historical leaders.

As Dutton noted, though no exact score can determine who is or is not a psychopath, the scores provide insight into those traits — which, depending on their lack or excess, can be beneficial or potentially dangerous.

“The PPI-R does not say that someone is or is not a psychopath,” Dutton explained“It scores them on eight traits that contribute to a psychopathic character. Some of those traits, such as fearlessness and stress immunity, can be positive. Others, such as blame externalization or being unconcerned about the future, are more likely to be negative. One, coldheartedness, can contribute to good and bad leadership,” depending on proportionality.

“Both great and terrible leaders score higher than the general population for psychopathic traits,” he continued, “but it is the mix of those traits that determines success.”

According to Mind:

The first three traits—social influence (SI), fearlessness (F) and stress immunity (STI), known collectively as the Fearless Dominance traits—tend to be strong in successful leaders. The next four qualities, collectively called Self-Centered Impulsivity, can be more problematic: Machiavellian Egocentricity (ME), Rebellious Nonconformity (RN), Blame Externalization (BE) and Carefree Nonplanfulness (CN). The eighth trait is Coldheartedness (C), which can be helpful in making tough decisions such as sending a nation’s youth to war but is dangerous in excess.”e Keeping that last point in mind, Trump, Clinton, and Cruz all scored in the upper quintile — the top 20 percent — in not only the general Self-Centered Impulsivity category, but in the more telling trait, Coldheartedness.

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Readers Comments (4)

  1. Chad Prier Chad Prier says:

    One more than the other. At least Trump does have a field full of dead bodies in his wake.

  2. Gary Costa Gary Costa says:

    Enough already…

  3. I’m sure Oxford Scientists support migrant refugees, how that working for you?

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