A 28-year-old female asked:
do politics attract abnormal personalities? any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Lynne Weixel answered
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
No study, but Blogs: A PH.D. has an article in Psychology Today magazine. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/201112/narcissism-why-its-so-rampant-in-politics and there are lots of bloggers writing about it. Best wishes.
Answered on Jul 2, 2015
Dr. Barbara Lavi answered
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not necessarily, but: people with narcissistic personality disorders who need constant reassurance of their worth and a desire for power and wealth may be attracted to the profession. The combination of narcissism and sociopathic personality disorder is particularly lethal for political leaders. There are many other professions which may attract them, i.e., finance, television and movies to name a few.
Answered on Oct 31, 2020
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