Corporate psychopathy: Entering the paradox and emerging unscathed

Nathan Brooks*, Katarina Fritzon, Simon Croom

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Psychopathy, the dark triad and related personality disorders may have negative consequences within organisations, individuals and society. There may, however, be positive benefits in terms of creativity and reaction to stressful circumstances and extreme environments. The developing body of research is beginning to address some elements of the paradoxes related to psychopathy. In this chapter, the focus is on both concluding the key themes emerging in the field and moreover, providing guidance for addressing and minimising the exposure to organisational, societal and individual threats that can easily become toxic to those caught in the psychopathic “tangled web”.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorporate Psychopathy
Subtitle of host publicationInvestigating Destructive Personalities in the Workplace
EditorsKatarina Fritzon, Nathan Brooks, Simon Croom
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages39
ISBN (Electronic)9783030271886
ISBN (Print)9783030271879
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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