Do You Have to Be a Psychopath to Be a Great Athlete?
Psychologist Kevin Dutton points out that psychopathic traits are not only common among great athletes, they may be required.
Everybody knows you don’t want to be a psychopath, except when you do. Wait, what? Psychologist Kevin Dutton has spent a lot of time studying psychopaths, and he suggests there are places in which psychopathic traits actually come in handy, and may even be required. Like the Olympics.
So here are the traits according to Dutton. See if they don’t sound like a great athlete:
Hm. Gold medals seem almost inevitable. As long as there’s no issue with aggressiveness and you’re smart enough to use these super-powers for good, that is.
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