Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Comparing Dictators

Interesting read:

"The personality profile of Kim Jong-il showed the same “big six” constellation of personality disorders [as 2007 studies of Hitler and Saddam Hussein]: sadistic, antisocial, paranoid, narcissistic, schizoid, and scizotypal. Further comparisons among the dictators revealed that Kim Jong-il had more in common with Saddam Hussein (their profiles had a correlation of .67) than with Hitler (their profiles had a correlation of .20). Indeed, both Jong-il and Hussein had sadistic personality disorder as their highest rated item, and their scores were nearly identical – more than three standard deviations above the population average!"

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