Here's something bound to make the workplace a little more fun: If you believe new stats, there's a good chance you work for a psychopath (and I'm aware this probably only surprises a few of you).

Research from psychologist Paul Babiak claims one in 25 bosses might be psychopaths—a rate four times greater than the general population.

Babiak studied more than 200 American corporate professionals, evaluating their psychopathic traits using a version of the standard psychopathy checklist developed by Robert Hare, an expert in psychopathy at the University of British Columbia.

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