Have you ever wondered if you are a psychopath? You might be very surprised by the results. But don’t worry – if you do score high on the psychopathy scale (and hopefully have never committed a violent crime!) then you might be a ‘Good Psychopath’.

According to Dr. Kevin Dutton, an Oxford University psychologist and leading researcher in psychopathy, he argues that some psychopathic traits can lead to a more successful life. After all, having a charismatic, charming, and fearless personality doesn’t sound so bad.

Dr. Dutton examines in his book ‘The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success’, which he co-wrote with novelist and real-life psychopath Andy McNab, that other traits such as impulsivity, lack of empathy, and ruthlessness can also be beneficial.

Statistically, ‘Good Psychopaths’ can be found at the very top of the corporate ladder as roughly 4% to 12% of CEOs exhibit psychopathic traits. Other popular career choices for psychopaths are lawyer, media personality, and salesperson.


Based on this research, Crime Viral’s founder and serial killer expert Cheish Merryweather will be hosting ‘Inside the Mind of Psychopaths – LIVE’. On Friday, 5th February, a 2-hour online talk will put you to the test as audience members can test their levels of psychopathy.

Audience members will be given a series of three psychology tests based on expert research. They will then receive an overall score which can be shared in the live chat – if they dare.

Cheish said, “During the UK tour we enjoyed at the start of last year, I talk through ‘How To Spot A Psychopath’. So many people would come to me at the end and ask if I thought THEY were a psychopath. It’s really fascinating how genuinely intrigued we are about discovering the dark side of our nature. ‘Inside the Mind of Psychopaths – LIVE’ really explores this and asks: ‘What are we actually capable of?”

Also during the online talk, Cheish will cover ‘How To Spot A Psychopath’, ‘What Does A Psychopaths Brain Look Like?’ and ‘Psychopaths in Film – how right does Hollywood get psychopathy?’.

Tickets are on sale now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inside-the-mind-of-psychopaths-live-tickets-130782787839

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/4670691666305947

Inside The Mind Of Psychopaths – LIVE on Friday, 5th February
Duration: 90 minutes + interactive psychopath test + 15 minute Q&A
Recommended age: 16+