Monday, September 26th, 2011
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Traders Out-Psycho Psychopaths

"What makes individual stockbrokers blow billions in financial markets with criminal trading schemes? According to a new study conducted at a Swiss university, it may be because share traders behave more recklessly and are more manipulative than psychopaths."
—I have to imagine this will only bring joy to the traders. Like, "Take that, psychopaths, we are even more heartless and irresponsible than you are, and that's your whole thing! Traders rock!"

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camelface (#4,600)

Since when does the diagnosis of psychopathy depend on your job? We can excuse traders the diagnosis because they get paid to act that way? errwha?

MParcells (#375)

Bret Easton Ellis wuz here.

SeanP (#4,058)

It's science!

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Does this study have to carry a little sticker on its cover that says "THESE FINDINGS ARE A FACT, NOT A THEORY"?

Smitros (#5,315)

I always figured traders were merely a subset of psychopaths.

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