PSYCHOPATHS THINK THEY’RE SUPERIOR
Psychopaths consider themselves better than the people around them, which might help account for why they aren’t concerned by the negative impacts of their actions. In the workplace, this can manifest as someone who is ‘not concerned about the team and is reluctant to take advice from others until it immediately helps him or her,’ says Salekin.
This could look like overly confident, dominant behavior, or it could be masked around those the psychopath believes are beneficial to his or her success, such as someone capable of offering advice. ‘They hide their true motivations and project carefully formed personas to capitalize on the needs, expectations, and naiveté of individuals useful to them,’ write Babiak and Hare.