The Jordan Harbinger Show

776: Kevin Dutton | The Wisdom of Psychopaths Part One

Kevin Dutton (@therealdrkev) is a psychologist and author known for his research on the psychology of evil and the science of charisma. His latest book is The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success. [This is part one of a two-part episode. Keep an eye out for part two later this week!]

What We Discuss with Kevin Dutton:

  • How having a con artist father who never lost his cool sparked Kevin's interest in understanding the mindset of the psychopath.
  • What Kevin means when he says that psychopaths understand the "words but not the music" of emotion.
  • Contrary to popular belief, psychopaths aren't necessarily violent. They could be a surgeon or a killer, a firefighter or an arsonist. (Or even a professor or an ax murderer.)
  • Why psychopaths are often excellent at persuasion and identifying weakness in others.
  • What percentage of the population exhibits psychopathy, and how psychopaths can actually be useful for society.
  • And much more...

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