Another trait of the psychopath in the workplace according to Talkspaceis that he is high-risk in behavior and mentality. One thing that a psychopath will do is engage in extremely risky behavior. Many people get involved in risky activities for different reasons. However, one of the common reasons that the psychopath involves himself in such activities is that the reward center of the brain is triggered by such risky activity. This is one of the reasons that they get themselves involved in activities that can have some severe consequences. As a matter of fact, this center of the brain is stimulated more intensely than with the normal population.
One of the effects that such a mental state have for a psychopath is that the thrill of such a dangerous activity will outweigh the concerns for safety. While in business, it is important to take some kind of risk in order to get some reward, many people are risk adverse. However, the psychopath is going to be the one going all in with guns blazing. At the same time, this is one of the reasons that some psychopaths turn out to be successful. However, even the level-headed person who takes a risk is going to make sure that he knows enough about what he is risking so that he can maximize his success.
One good thing about this risky trait according to Talkspace is that this makes the psychopath able to perform in high-stress environments. However, among the many good effects of such risky behavior are more bad effects. For instance, such a risky person is prone to making foolish investments. As a result, he is more likely to lose everything that he invests.
For people that are stuck with a psychopathic boss, one thing that they can do is research their boss so that they will be able to figure out when there is another psychotic episode.