This is an uncelebrated skill. And that being an asshole is a valuable life skill. That is, assuming the asshole has a code of ethics. Their sympathy for others is a tool that holds them back. But for me to be able to make him feel awful, I first need to be capable of feeling awful myself. Now, get the fuck out of here. Therefore, a lot of value will be lost in the process.
And, I would argue, ethical assholes are national treasures.
Why Being an Asshole Can Be a Valuable Life Skill
The project started out humbly enough. They are unethical because their cause is bad. It was the idea of personality. Psychological Monographs47 1i. Institute for Personality and Ability Testing.