lolzI've known at least one head wrecking and manipulative individual who I think would qualify for this label, I know about lots of lying, manipulation and controlling behaviour they were engaging in and suspect a lot more besides. All because it gave them a thrill, they'd talk about knowing someone else and use examples of them engaging in criminality despite not needing to for any fiscal reason but I think they were talking about themselves in the third person.
Hmmm...For instance the board room executives who downsize their workforce, resulting in unemployment and an increase in burnouts among the remainder of the workforce, need to have a bit of a slip of conscience and lack of empathy to do that
True, but these people are hired to make tough decision. Tough as in lack of empathy.
Is a soldier killing an enemy he doesn't even know, seen before or spoken to kill him due to his absence of empathy? No. It is his job. The job itself is too important than your personal values, especially at a critical situation like a battlefield.
In this case, a board room.