Daniela Wong Gonzalez Posted over 3 years ago 4% population is psychopathic and seek positions of authority.2/3 obey people in authority. Psychopaths do not set an altrustic example. Hi, Pardon my misunderstanding, why I tried to say was that many psychopaths commit violent crimes, however, not all do, and not all criminals present psychopathic symptoms. I recently read that at any given prison, around 20% present psychopathic symptoms. But returning the argument to your actual point, I do agree with you that these type of people are motivated to win at all cost and lack any empathy towards others, some can be really successful in dominating others.