Is Your Manager a Psychopath? An Evaluation of the Relationship between the Personality Types of Managers and Workers and the Levels of Psychopathy

AKIN M., Amil O., Ozdevecioglu M.

13th International Symposium in Management - Management During and after the Economic Crisis (SIM), Timisoara, Romania, 9 - 10 October 2015, vol.221, pp.76-85 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 221
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.05.092
  • City: Timisoara
  • Country: Romania
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-85
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Psychopathy is a personality disorder characterized by a high lack of empathy (Hare, 1991), behavioral problems, problems in interpersonal relations, and mood-related issues. In psychopathy, interpersonal interactions are shaped and driven by antisocial behaviors, with the person displaying low affectivity, and acting superficially and acrimoniously in interpersonal relations (Rubio et al., 2014). The majority of studies on psychopathy focus on personality. In this study, we investigated the relationship of the personality types of employees with the level of psychopathy. In this context, answers were sought to the following questions: