Strange answers to the psychopath test | Jon Ronson

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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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eiebsrebla

A book with 374 mental disorders... Find someone that has none of them and watch that number go up to 375.

5 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 22,465

Ariadne W.

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

1 month ago | [YT] | 530

Matthew Kriek

Title was 100% clickbait because that subject wasn't ever discussed. Makes me wonder why you didn't title it honestly, I actually like the talk.

2 months ago | [YT] | 3,012

Shi Bo Hyas

plot twist: he's tony

1 month ago | [YT] | 395

Coffee Crazed Cat

“We’re going to introduce you to Tony.”
“Who’s Tony?”
“Tony’s the little boy that lives in my mouth.”

2 months ago | [YT] | 822

Jay

Plot twist, the speaker has schizophrenia and Tony is a imagined character.

4 months ago | [YT] | 9,727

Emanuela Freire

Tony thought that copying Ted Bundy’s biography and telling to a psychiatrist in prison was a good idea

Tony is very stupid
Tony sucks at being a psychopath

2 months ago | [YT] | 161

pekau prometheus

"He's a grey area in a world that doesn't like grey areas. But the grey areas are where you find the complexity. It's where you find the humanity, and it's where you find the truth."

That was well-said. I'm gonna remember that :) Or is this a way to overvalue my worth like a psychopath?

2 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 506

DoubleDoubleUSmoky Mirror4Demention

I don't see what the all fuss about cycle paths are.

1 month ago | [YT] | 215

Alvaro D

"They try to explain why we are mad... Even if we are not mad"

Pink Floyd

1 month ago | [YT] | 245

Emily Herbert

Who puts a biography of ted bundy in a prison??

5 months ago | [YT] | 9,413

Floyd And friends

I think Tony’s perfectly fine and he was just scared in the moment, however, after spending 12 years in that mental place has probably turned him mental too :(

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 157

philosophical inquirer

“You should never tell a psychopath they are a psychopath. It upsets them.”
Villanelle - Killing Eve

2 months ago | [YT] | 185

Leonard Dixon

I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner.

1 month ago | [YT] | 262

upplsuckimcool16

Any patient in a mental institution claiming they're sane while wearing a PINSTRIPED SUIT is not sane.

2 months ago | [YT] | 205

Jaskirat Deosi

It would have been bone-chilling if in the end he was actually Tony.


Edit - Holy crap, never got so many likes and comments. Thanks fellas.

2 years ago (edited) | [YT] | 21,343

EnchantmentHippie

The background chatter is so annoying to this worthwhile lecture!

1 month ago | [YT] | 109

CSEmber

I really like that one line "I was desperate to define him by his maddest edges."

6 days ago | [YT] | 6

UberKrassMann

jon ronson?..... that sounds like a name someone comes up with when their real name is ron johnson....

1 month ago | [YT] | 75

Butter Fly

I know I’m not the only one that had to pause and google malingering

2 months ago | [YT] | 195


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