Strange answers to the psychopath test | Jon Ronson



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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  • I don't think you can call someone mad because they are less empathetic than most or don't particularly care about others in any sense. A lot of people who have depression or feel trapped in a situation will also feel less empathetic towards others. Does that make someone who has depression mad? A grandiose personality is just narcissism. Nobody calls narcissists mad, just annoying or unaware from my experience. I feel like calling people mad just because their brains are wired differently is no different than saying a gay person is crazy for being gay

    ハルヒ・haruhi July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • I would like to complain about the background sounds that happen during this talk but I don't think I should write that kind of thing in public as it is undignified and makes one seem like an aimless moaner.

    now July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • "It could be carnage by the end of the night"

    Everyone: nervous laughter

    Crazy Colors July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • Body- is anxious brain- “GO TO SLEEP”

    Morgan July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • I thought this guy was tom kenny

    Review of the Month July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • This man looks and speaks like Dr. Earnhardt from Far Cry 3 and its uncanny.

    L L July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • It was sort of interesting until he demonstrated that he knew nothing about capitalism.
    Businessmen can certainly be (and often need to be) ruthless but I'd bet those Factor 2 traits are inversely correlated with business success.

    Armand Alegg July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • Psychology is a Catch 22. If you act sane, then you’re not

    Eiran Keating July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • I picked this video because his name reminds me of Ron Swanson

    A Rob July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • Very interesting talk

    Tropical Dreams July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • Why are people laughing

    okamus panulirus July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • Definition of a psychopath is accomplishing something to any end

    John Day July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • I feel like this is becoming truer and truer. Everyone seems to have some kind of mental illness now. Everyone is so desperate to assign labels to themselves. Kids are being diagnosed with ADHD which seems a bit silly because how often do you meet a child that doesn't fidget and move around a lot or that is focused all the time. Teens are being diagnosed with anxiety and depression. People start forming complex emotions when they're 12 and their brains aren't fully matured and developed until they are 20 – 25. Don't you think a diagnosis of depression or anxiety is a bit much? When they are just beginning to find themselves and trying to deal with the judgment of peers and the scrutiny of adults? Don't you think it's normal for them to feel anxious about a lot of things and to feel depressed some of the time? A diagnosis at such a young age is probably not good for them either because if you label someone depressed when they are trying to figure out how things work and who they are and they believe in that don't you think that would have an effect on them? I just feel like psychologists are giving names to normal things. Being labeled mentally ill has an effect on people's lives. Belief is a powerful thing labels can act like placebos and have an effect on your life.

    This was really a convoluted way of saying I think people are way overthinking things. Like Google. When you look up why you have a stomach ache it tells you you have cancer. I'm not saying that mental illness shouldn't be taken seriously, it's definitely a problem and affects people's lives. I'm just saying that it has kind of become mainstream and common. It's not taken as seriously either. When someone with an actual problem speaks up it may be drowned out by others who think they have a problem.

    Bill Cipher July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • I didn't know nightmare disorder was a real thing… I almost never have dreams unless I am being chased, or locked up, usually by cops (i was a victim of police brutality based on my gender identity/sexuality) and similar childhood trauma, it sucks. I already have severe insomnia so when i do sleep, waking up in terror and anxiety makes it alot worse. I'm always exhausted

    FuturePants July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • Crazy people don’t know that they are crazy, and I know that I’m crazy
    So I’m not crazy

    You’re crazy

    Gandalf Potter July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • He just talked about my everyday life I can do that… Better 😉

    Dusty E July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • Why Didn't He Gone To A Bar?

    NeonWarLord July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • My father was born about a century ago. He said no one even knew a psychiatrist or what they were. He said if you have a problem, talk to your friends or family. He'd readily admit that the extreme cases of mental illness are something else but they are statistically insignificant compared to everyone else.

    Jack Capone July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • Why did they add music and sound effects, it’s so distracting 😩😩😩

    Rlavender4 July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • I wouldn't have gone.

    And, the grey area gets more black and white as the negative behaviors are enabled.

    Everyone goes through spells of negative behaviors due to insecurities being piqued ( the Jungian dark-side). For a few, it's their way of life.

    Andrew Williams July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • His presentation was really good, but honestly the music scared me.

    Lara Maria July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • Criticises the DSM, cause according to it he had 12 disorders then goes on to say everyone is a bit mad. So what's your point?

    Jhully Amilly Marangoni July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • Why does this guy remind me of Vaughan from Sling Blade?

    Alex Stoll July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply
  • Ah yes, because greed=psychopathy. Truly the biggest brain take

    DemonDerpz July 3, 2020 4:39 am Reply

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