People who have psychopathic tendencies can also prove to be first-class entrepreneurs, a new study conducted by Australian researchers reveals.
The research found that psychopaths bear temperamental differences that make them risk seekers, spontaneous and fearless, and these characteristics allow a person to persist in risk-taking and succeed in business, the Courier Mail reported.
The study also discovered that people with either psychopathic or entrepreneurial intentions persisted through adversity in a risk-taking task.
PhD student Benjamin Walker said that even when the experimental conditions changed from rewarding to punishing, participants who were high in either psychopathic tendencies or entrepreneurial intentions continued to behave as if still rewarded.
Walker asserted that the personality traits of fearlessness and insensitivity to punishment lead entrepreneurs to jump off buildings - and that is why they may also be unafraid to start multiple businesses.
605 people participated on the study from the Australian School of Business at the University of NSW.