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The Devil’s Pride: A Conceptual Paper On Corporate Psychopaths And Emotions Of Pride

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Naveed Anwar, Shoaib Shah, Vickram Telraja, Ghulam Mustafa Shaikh



Corporate psychopaths, Narcissistic personality, Authentic and Hubristic pride



Psychopathy has taken its due stake in research; while the curiosity in this area is still growing corporate psychopathy has emerged as a new area of research. The psychopaths working in organizational settings are called corporate psychopaths. These corporate psychopaths are prune to manipulation, are attracted to status, power and money. Typically found in higher positions in organizations, these snakes in suites can cause damage to organization such as large scale frauds. Numerous researchers have recognized the connection among psychopaths and moral emotions. Bulk of research work have vocalized about self-directed negative signals of psychopaths (guilt, regret, remorse, shame , embarrassment) and negative signals directed towards others ( anger, rage, indignation, contempt, disgust, resentment, scum, envy, jealousy, schadenfreude). Nevertheless, we found sparse equal to none research related to corporate psychopathy and positive signals such as pride. Taking lead from this significant research gap, we reviewed the literature related to the corporate psychopaths and one of the self-directed positive moral emotions (pride) and conceptually link both the emotions of pride and corporate psychopathy. Eventually we proposed a conceptual framework. We suggested that corporate psychopaths are false diviners; due to their Narcissistic personality and nature have an authentic and hubristic pride. Authentic and Hubristic pride are prides which is the darker sides of pride, bursting with false self-worth, ego and self-deception. This conceptual framework is a fist of its kind and a feed for thought for future researcher. We also have proposed research directions for future researcher.



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