Snakes in Suits
|Author||Paul Babiak and Robert D. Hare|
|May 9, 2006|
Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work is a non-fiction book by industrial psychologist Paul Babiak and psychopathy expert Robert D. Hare. The text was initially published by HarperBusiness on May 9, 2006.
- How psychopaths manipulate their way into work and get promoted,
- The effects of their presence on colleagues and corporations, and
- The superficial similarities (and fundamental differences) between leadership skills and psychopathic traits.
The work is interlaced with fictional narratives illustrating how the factual content applies to real-life situations. Characteristics of manipulators are described as shifting to meet stereotypical gender expectations: a female psychopath might make full use of the passive, warm, nurturing, and dependent sex-role stereotype in order to get what she wants out of others and a male psychopath might use a macho image, intimidation, and aggression to achieve satisfaction of his desires.
- The Mask of Sanity by Hervey M. Cleckley, first published in 1941.
- Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Robert D. Hare, first published in 1993.
- Evil Genes by Barbara Oakley, published in 2007.
- The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson, published in 2011.
- Psychopathy in the workplace
- "Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work Hardcover". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
- "Spotting psychopaths at work". BBC News Online. 1 December 2004. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
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- 'Snakes in Suits' in corporate offices, Today, NBC.
- the-disturbing-link-between-psychopathy-and-leadership, Forbes magazine, 2013