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Originally posted by Rockerchic4God
I love it! I was thinking along those same lines - I guess great minds think alike! I have a degree in psychology and spent 15 years in mental health. One reason that sociopath types excel is because they exude confidence and charisma, two things that are valued in most cultures so people naturally like them and they get elected into power.
I think we have to start with some brave politician who will introduce a bill that no one may run for office without a) background check, b) MRI brain scan and c) MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) test.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
I agree entirely until you suggest equally psychopathic solutions to the problem.
Personality tests or brain scans? Aren't we becoming those eugenic Nazis we despised?
Also it isn't accounting for the fact that often times people go into the government "good" essentially, and they come out bad. So most will all pass these tests but be "changed by the system" over time, and become ruthless psychopaths well after their entry period.