Psychopaths may not be as useful in leadership as you think — and women are often punished for dark traits while men are rewarded

Author: Business Insider

Business Insider featured Management & Organization professor Charlice Hurst's research in a roundup of studies about psychopaths in the workplace.

Lead author Charlice Hurst, an assistant professor of management in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, said that this is harmful in the long run because it could enable people who are likely to "perpetuate abusive cultures."

If upper-level management is unaware or not taking action about their increasingly abusive office, they may see psychopaths staying on while other people leave to get away from them.

"At the extreme, they could end up with a highly engaged workforce of psychopaths," she said.