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You may have heard the attention-grabbing statistic that that 10% of people working on Wall Street are psychopaths. That alarming number ignores the idea that psychopathic behavior exists on a continuum…or so says our guest Dr. Ronald Schouten. He’s professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the law and psychiatry service at Mass General. He estimates that one in one hundred individuals could be diagnosed as manipulative, potentially violent individuals lacking feelings of remorse or empathy… but that a great many more fall just short of that clinical checklist.  Schouten is co-author of “Almost a Psychopath,” one of a series exploring the spectrum of behavioral and physical disorders.