Two quotes to share ...
“What does she study?” I asked.
“Psychopaths,” said James.
I peered in at Essi. She spotted us, smiled and waved. “That must be dangerous,” I said.
“I heard a story about her once,” said James.
“She was interviewing a psychopath. She showed him a picture of a frightened face and asked him to identify the emotion. He said he didn’t know what the emotion was but it was the face people pulled just before he killed them.”
“Sociopaths love power. They love winning. If you take loving kindness out of the human brain, there’s not much left except the will to win.” “Which means you’ll find a preponderance of them at the top of the tree?” I said.
“Yes,” she said. “The higher you go up the ladder, the greater the number of sociopaths you’ll find there.”
-“The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry“