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Bosses urged to watch for workplace psychopaths

October 2nd, 2012

An Australian psychotherapist is urging employers to watch out for workplace psychopaths, who he says are more common than generally thought.

Doctor John Clarke says workplace psychopaths exist in most large organisations and can isolate and mentally destroy the staff around them.

Speaking at the Tasmanian Work Health & Safety Conference, Dr Clarke said the only way to win the war against these psychopaths is to refuse to tolerate their damaging behaviour.

“When people think of psychopath, they think of a serial killer or a rapist. And they are fairly similar things,” he said.

Source: www.abc.net.au