Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Ted Bundy. Jeffrey Dahmer. Charles Manson. Decades following their acts of violence, their names continue to incite fear as well as perplexity into the motivations that brought about their heinous crimes. As individuals possessing psychopathic personalities, they used their charm and quick wit to both manipulate and gain the trust of their victims. While their names do not elicit the same emotional response as Bundy or Manson, Bernie Madoff and Steve Jobs may also express the symptomology characteristic of psychopathy. But rather than committing violent crimes, they channeled their talents to the advancement of their careers and toward financial gain. However, some developmental factors must have influenced the manner in which they chose to use their personality traits for their own gain. The key to these differences may involve the etiology at the foundation of their psychopathy and the ways in which their childhood experiences shaped their adult personalities.
BF1 .M63 v. 19 no. 1 2013
Quow, Krystina L.
"An introspective analysis of the etiological relationships of psychopathy in serial killers and successful business men,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 19:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol19/iss1/9