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Strange answers to the psychopath test | Jon Ronson


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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The Psychopath Test audiobook by John Ronson


Sociopath vs Psychopath - What's The Difference?

What's the difference between a sociopath and a psychopath? How does a psychopath compare to a sociopath?

Do you have an exalted sense of self? Are you a compulsive liar? Would you do just about anything to get you want? If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, you might want to consult a professional who can determine if you are a sociopath or a psychopath. Both sociopaths and psychopaths share three common traits suggested by the questions above – conceitedness, deceitfulness, and manipulation largely unchecked by moral conscience. Some experts think sociopathy and psychopathy are the same and group them together under the diagnostic term antisocial personality disorder or APD, while others argue that there are significant differences between the two mental disorders. We will examine some of these differences in this episode of The Infographics Show, “Sociopath vs. Psychopath.”






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Narcissist, Psychopath, or Sociopath: How to Spot the Differences

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Jon Ronson @ 5x15 - The Psychopath Test

Jon Ronson's nonfiction books, The Psychopath Test, Them: Adventures with Extremists, Lost at Sea and The Men Who Stare At Goats have all been international and New York Times bestsellers. The Psychopath Test spent nearly two years on the UK bestseller list and ten weeks on the New York Times list. The Men Who Stare At Goats was adapted into a film starring George Clooney. His most recent book is FRANK: The True Story That Inspired The Movie, telling the story of his work with musician and comedian Frank Sidebottom. In the UK he writes regularly for The Guardian and his many documentaries include Stanley Kubrick's Boxes, The Secret Rulers of the World, and seven series of the multi award winning BBC Radio 4 programme Jon Ronson On... His first fictional screenplay- Frank - stars Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It premiered at Sundance and SXSW to great critical acclaim and will soon be on general release. He is currently working on a book about public shaming for publication in early 2015.

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Jon Ronson – Strange answers to the psychopath test
존 론슨 – 싸이코패스에 관한 이상한 답변 (우리가 몰랐던 답)

And when I got home I emailed his clinician, Anthony Maden.
I said, “What’s the story?” 집으로 돌아와서 저는 그의 담당의사인 앤소니 매든에게 이메일을 보냈죠.
어떻게 된거에요? 라고 물었습니다
And he said “yep. We accept that Tony faked madness to get out of a prison sentence 그의 답은. “그래요. 우리는 토니가 수감생활을 면하려고 거짓으로 미친 척 한걸 알고 있었습니다.
because his hallucinations that had seems quite cliché to begin with just vanished the minute he got to Broadmoor. 그 이유는, 우선, 낡은 수법인 “환영” 증세가 브로드무어에 오자마자 바로 없어졌다는 것이죠.

However, we have assessed him. (평가하다)
And we have determined that what he is. He is a psychopath.” 하지만, 우리는 그를 평가했는데 우리는 현재의 그는 정신질환을 가졌다고 결론을 내렸습니다.

And in fact, faking madness is exactly the kind of cunning and manipulative act of psychopath. 사실 미친척 하는 것은 정확하게 일종의 사기행위이고 정신질환적 기만행위입니다.
It’s on the checklist: cunning and manipulative. 그건 검사 항목에도 나와 있어요.
So faking your brain going wrong is evidence that your brain has gone wrong.
사기와 의도적 기만 그러니까 자신의 뇌가 잘못 됐다고 속이는 것은 정말로 뇌가 잘못됐다는 증거입니다.

And I spoke to other experts, and they said the pinstriped suit – classic psychopath.
저는 다른 전문가와도 상의를 해봤는데 그 사람들 말로는 “가는 무늬 옷”은 전형적인 정신질환의 표출이라고 했습니다.

Speaks to items one and two on the checklist – 검사지에 있는 한두개의 문항에 대해 말하자면,
glibness, superficial charm and grandiose sense of self-worth. 말이 많고, 외형적으로 깔끔하지만 혼자의 자존심에 차서 거들먹거리는 상태 말이에요. (말이 많은, 유창한) (과장된)

Jon Ronson on psychopathy, with Sam Pang at the Wheeler Centre

In The Psychopath Test, British sleuth and documentary maker Jon Ronson comes across the influential psychologist who developed the industry standard 'psychopath test' and who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths. Fresh from a chaotic appearance on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Q&A in 2011, Ronson joins Sam Pang to discuss his forays into the mental healthcare system -- and the odd spectrum of people who inhabit it.

James Fallon, Neuroscientist - A Scientist's Journey Through Psychopathy

Psychiatry and Human Behavior Professor, James Fallon, spent years studying the brain scans of psychopaths when he discovered that the majority had the same brain patterns. In his research, he looked at his own brain scan and made a startling discovery. James discusses what he did after this discovery, and how it changed everything.

The Psychopath Test audiobook by John Ronson


Exploring the mind of a killer | Jim Fallon

Psychopathic killers are the basis for some must-watch TV, but what really makes them tick? Neuroscientist Jim Fallon talks about brain scans and genetic analysis that may uncover the rotten wiring in the nature (and nurture) of murderers. In a too-strange-for-fiction twist, he shares a fascinating family history that makes his work chillingly personal.

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