Strange answers to the psychopath test | Jon Ronson

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, August 15, 2012
  • Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)

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  • Honeynut Neko

    Honeynut Neko

     12 minutes ago

    It’s just like the Salem witch trials, but with psychopaths! We haven’t changed...

  • David Lee

    David Lee

     an hour ago

    Ok google, after over a year of this coming up on suggested videos, I have now clicked it. I'm only a mild sociopath. I know its not cool to cut peoples heads off, even to play with peoples feelings for fun. However, most people from my socio-economic background are a waste of skin and fking work shy. Plus it entertains me to see the reaction I get from them when they strongly dislike me. Then you see what they really are, not what they have learnt to hide. From this social experiment I have run in real time for 20 odd years I can with authority tell you people are self indulgent, vapid, hateful, narrow minded, and little evolved from ten thousand years ago. Hence, advertising was born.

  • Iain Mckenna

    Iain Mckenna

     an hour ago

    if I care about the people I I a psychopath

  • Brad Bart

    Brad Bart

     2 hours ago

    You would be a little touchy after living next door to a legendary murder and rapist for 12 years

  • ullas babu

    ullas babu

     4 hours ago

    So there are only 374 types of people.

  • Dinah Morris

    Dinah Morris

     5 hours ago

    This subject got us all going. I lived with a psychopath for nearly a was fascinating like a snake and a mongoose but who of us was which I am still pondering....and in fact he woke me up through the fear and uncertainty to my inner schizophrenia...i thought I had wings and everyone could see them, that the TV was talking about me-all the classic signs. I was lucky enough to evade the system for many years...perhaps i will write the book...! lol
    TED talks woke me up to reality as well...I happened on a talk by an abortionist who #walkedaway from abortion. he talked of the dismembering of the baby and how he had to count the body parts, and I realised that I had been misled by our culture that it is the woman's body...but it isn't only a woman involved...there is another. It is simply that the child is an inconvenient truth and the woman puts her own convenience ahead of that of the other being involved. This is Society at its most psychopathic.
    An analogy might be ''I don't like this boarder in my house. They won't leave of their own accord -squatting you might say, so I will kill them.''
    I then looked at all my thinking, my prejudgements and one of them was Donald Trump., I, like he, was a lifelong leftie and Democrat supporter. I had swallowed the Trump Golden Showers story, from a not very involved perspective in NZ on Prozac and in a rut of a job....(Prozac is another angle I might go in to in that but I had my mind opened and now I see Trump Derangement Syndrome as the Next entry in the DSM!

  • lifecycle repeat

    lifecycle repeat

     5 hours ago

    I know it’s a good message but God his voice Is so irritating.

  • Chris Bryden

    Chris Bryden

     6 hours ago

    What mental disorder do I have that I didn’t even hear the strange music commented on??? I had to replay it to see it was there!

  • Chris NoBrainz

    Chris NoBrainz

     6 hours ago

    plot twist :Tony does not exists its in his mind..his self....fight club style

  • Dutchess Dioji

    Dutchess Dioji

     7 hours ago

    "Tony is a semi psychopath." Aren't we all?😂😂😂

  • Alan Lynell

    Alan Lynell

     7 hours ago

    See Medicating Normal 2020. Good talk mate! SSRI's are proven to be placebo by their makers and to cause suicidal ideation and violence.

  • venus samady

    venus samady

     7 hours ago

    Wow this episode was such an emotional roller coaster 😄❤️Love from Iran❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • moxie boost

    moxie boost

     13 hours ago

    the stupid bgm makes it tough to listen to

  • Matt W.

    Matt W.

     15 hours ago

    This speaker story seemed profoundly un-profound.

  • Ariadne W.

    Ariadne W.

     21 hours ago

    "The only difference between a madman and me is that the madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad."
    Salvador Dali

  • Nofer Trunions

    Nofer Trunions

     21 hours ago

    Personality IS a Mental Disorder

  • Kelsey Wall

    Kelsey Wall

     21 hours ago

    I wonder how many of these comments are from psychopaths

  • Jake Townsend

    Jake Townsend

     23 hours ago

    The music ruined this.

  • messer anansi

    messer anansi


    Jon Robson didn't went to the bar to meet Tony cause Tony was already there. Jon was Tony.

  • messer anansi

    messer anansi


    Jon Ronson is Tony