Peering into a Psychopath’s Bag of Tricks: Slaps and Sexist Remarks

Slaps and sexist remarks shut up their targets and everyone around them. Speaking up and being heard is critical in both nation building and creating a healthy productive workplace. Denying a person from speaking up can be catastrophic, leading to corporate scandals, death and in the context of a nation – civil unrest or a strong unhappy undercurrent.

Last week I wrote about two public incidents in Malaysia which showed how two people were deftly shut up in The Slap: Shutting People Up. I explained the deep culture of shame and the large power distance, fertile ground for wrongdoing to continue without challenge.

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Are you ready to peer into the psychopath’s bag of tricks? Disclaimer: I am focusing on behaviour rather than on particular persons and attempting to view this objectively. I am not branding any of the following people as psychopaths but I am pointing out the psychopathic tricks they have employed.

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