Workplace psychopaths exist in a variety of workplaces. They are individuals who manipulate their way through life and leave an indelible mark on both their victims and society. They are destructive men and women - cunning, self-centred, ruthless and terrifying. They make working life a living hell for many of us.
Dr John Clarke has a PhD in Psychology and consults for corporations experiencing problems with a suspected workplace psychopath. He explains how to identify the workplace psychopath and how to deal with them once you know who they are.
His PhD was completed at the University of Sydney. He is the author of three books. Touched By The Devil (with Andy Shea), Working With Monsters, Pocket Psycho, and his current book in writing is Living with Psychopaths.
He has done extensive research not only looking at psychopaths in the workplace but criminal profiling, serial killers, serial rape, animal cruelty offenders, domestic violence and sexual homicide crime scene analysis. He has also consulted for the NSW Police in developing offender profiles for homicide (sexual and non-sexual), child abuse, paedophilia, stalking, and serial sexual assault cases amongst others.
Dr Clarke has commented on workplace psychopaths and related topics to many radio and television programs including Catalyst, The Today Show, Today Tonight, The BBC, and a number of documentaries about forensic psychology.
He has also provided his expert opinion on radio and in print media including the major newspapers and magazines such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Courier Mail, HR Monthly, Australian Financial Review, Boss Magazine, Company Director Magazine.
Dr Clarke has conducted lectures on psychopaths in the workplace, criminal profiling, and criminal psychology at the University of Sydney, and to members of various government departments, charities, corporations, professional bodies and training organisations including Diversity NSW, Institute of Internal Auditors, Diabetes Australia, Department of Defence, NSW Police Service, WA Police and the RSPCA.
The Workplace Psychopath
Does the following person sound familiar?
* He/she can be found working inside many of Australia's businesses and corporations.
* He/she intimidates fellow workers
* He/she exhibits impulsive behaviour
* He/she demonstrates a lack of remorse
* He/she is glib and superficially charming
So who is he/she?
Workplace psychopaths exist in a variety of workplaces. They are individuals who manipulate their way through life and leave an indelible mark on both their victims and society. They are destructive men and women - cunning, self-centered, ruthless and terrifying. They make working life a living hell for many of us. What motivates these individuals? How can you protect yourself from these 'monsters' who hide behind a veneer of respectability? Don't be a victim - be wise to their tricks!