I wanted to start doing pieces on psychopathic behaviors and strategies in the work place. This will be my first addition. Functional psychopaths always argue for and defend authority. They argue in favor of authority and for the correctness of authority and the infallibility of authority. They do this because they are social climbers and they wish to possess that authority. They argue for the expansion of the authority.
I know what you are thinking:
“Isn’t problems with authority on the psychopath checklist?”
Why yes it is but in my psychological system it is a sociopathic trait. You have to understand how the categories were created there is an entire teleology of events and the definitions were not fleshed out correctly. It is still very confusing even for professional psychologists.
Authority is an up down relationship, a vertical relationship and not a horizontal relationship. Psychopaths are natural social climbers because they feel superior to others.
It is said that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, but the truth of the matter is that a corrupt person perceives power where a responsible person sees duty, so the corrupt person grabs at power faster than a good person reaches for responsibility.