Why do some psychopaths get ahead in life? It may be because of a brain advantage that allows them to control their impulses.
Psychopaths are characterized by their tendency to be mean, disinhibited, and bold. They are disproportionately the perpetrators of violent crimes and subsequently make up a large proportion of the prison population. Indeed, about 93 percent of psychopaths are in jail, prison, on parole, or on probation.