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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Psychopathic behaviours are encouraged so the "high amount" isn't surprising to me, I'm surprised by how low the amount is considering how most of us are conditioned from a young age and how much those behaviours are rewarded and all that
Kinda pissed me off when he said that with so many psychopaths in the room, there could be carnage by the end of the night. I read into it and this is what I found. "the conclusion forensic psychologist J. Reid Meloy reached after studying many of the mass killings that have occurred in the last 50 years. Most mentally ill people, of course, are not violent, but the lurid, over-coverage of these rare events by the media makes them seem like weekly occurrences. A minority of mass murderers includes depressive homicidal individuals, and very few are psychopaths like Columbine shooter Eric Harris."
now I understand that people think this way, with all the media coverage of the bad things that psychopaths have done.
I am personally schizophrenic and I have never had even the thought to kill someone, even during a psychotic episode. I, just like many others with severe mental illnesses, am more likely to hurt myself than anyone else.
I just think that we need a better understanding before making harsh generalizations.
They have the terms sociopath and psychopath confused. They are habitually used together but are in fact different. Psychopaths are inherently dangerous and violent. Whereas sociopaths are just manipulative and have a self centered view.
I was married to someone that I believe is a psychopath and killer. I found preteen girl jeans under the middle of his king size bed when we were getting new mattresses...I freaked out, he acted weird and said they were his daughter’s...but she was in college out of state. Years he told me if I ever died in my sleep he would not call the authorities until he had his way with me...then one day 3 gold capped teeth were found in the washing machine...my spider senses were off the chart...he became more weird and abusive and lots of other stuff...We are divorced and I had to flee the country for safety he was stalking me.
Okay so he couldn't deliver this without raising the question? He might not be a psychopath be an idiot perhaps. Got through 13 minutes till I realized this guy is lazy or off kilt. Didn't need to be mentioned at all and he might have actually had something if he wasn't a fool and could have perhaps interviewed dozens of "hush" psychopaths. Clumsy. The klutz doesn't know if he wants to be legit or a terrible comedian. Smh.
Yes, capitalism, that's the problem. Because everybody knows there's never been a psychopath in any governmental position.
By the way, I did a quick Google search for this Tony character in Broadmoor, and it turns out he did a tad bit more than just beat someone up. He killed a homeless man. This information comes from the Wall Street Journal, however, so it's probably just capitalist lies.
“Tony” is amongst the normal non-programmed group that simply wasn’t conform-ant enough to the puppet masters that be to “play well with others”. (Aka “crazies”) Hence that said “crazies” who refuse to comply to the gated community’s ‘regulations’ to put up the “appropriate colored mailbox” in front of their house like everyone else. “Those ppl have to go.” Therefore “Crazy Tony” has no clue that he’s likely much better off, and much safer inside those “walls”, away from this herd of infected, lynchmob mentality driven, insecure, elitist sheeple. Now, go back to your media “programming” “devices”, take your herd management RFID chips, and continue your meaningless indentured lives of servitude (aka slavery outside, but between the next set of proposed “walls”) by means of digital debt, and societal expectations. (see “Social Credit System in China” for a glimpse into your future)
Dreams are not ruled by the Mental Body, that one is an emotional & soul body jurisdiction, so are many that he listed The mind only carries only 1/4th of all medical, science and buddhist explained issues. The other 75% are our other three bodies. As a professional exorcist, all demonic behavior (the deadly kinds and relative more intense types of illnesses) belong to the soul and its shadow or demonic shadow (astral body) attached to the person. This can consume or take over overrides the mental body and the lighter soul part of us. Science is so asleep.
Scientologists have no problem believing in a Galactic Confederation that in the distant past imprisoned millions of criminals on our planet and then nuked them, leaving their immortal spirits to exist as parasites on humanity, but Psychiatry is OBVIOUSLY fake...
'Researchers' say that one out of four people have a mental disorder of some kind. To test this out, get with three of your best friends for a few social drinks or game of cards. Observe them closely. If, say over an hour or so, they all seem fine...who does that leave?
I don’t think it was tied together well at the end. “The gray areas are where you find the complexity and the humanity and the truth”. WTF does that even mean? Sounds like some fuzzy logic to justify mentally ill who are only dangerous sometimes to walk the streets.
My friend Emma is a impulse liar or pathological liar, she can come up with these stories and answers on the spot and can’t really help it. Like she lead us to believe she was kidnapped, and it was an impulse, she does it all the time and is barely aware of it.
"...or maybe the pychiatry profession has a kind of strange desire to label what's essentially normal human behaviour as a mental disorder" Gee, like the fact that it's not only normal but at times healthy (self-preservation response) for an individual to experience a degree of anxiety in certain situations; depression as a natural response to certain life events (provided it isn't long-term, severe or systemic) or, the latest, masculinity as an expression of being male? None of this might have anything to do with self/industry promotion or political agendas, might it?
Dull, no affect etc 99% of the commentators on this page. I can NOT BELIEVE how many people watched this and do not get that this is a comedic/satirical act for the pleasure of those in the audience. Get your self checked it if ya don't get this !!
This dude is an idiot, I literally want to punch him through my screen. Minimizing serious mental problems in the first 30 seconds of the video yet I’m sure he’d get offended if you assumed his gender. Which I am actually questioning currently. Journalists smh.
The very word "tribunal" shows the nature of psychiatry.
Of course they want to find problems, that's their bread and butter.
If they say that people are normal and displaying a normal range of behavior they are out of work.
For all the psychs that now exist, even according to their own statistics the world is crazier than ever.
They are not doctors, despite their pretenses.
They are the modern version of the inquisition.
And no, I'm not a scientologist, nor do I agree with scientology about anything whatsoever.
I don't even capitalize the cult's name.
Psychopathy can be a strength, just as much as empathy can be a weakness. Psychopaths can fake empathy and persuade an audience, while an empath can make an irrational movement through the masses. We have both existing because that is what makes the balance, but I would prefer to see people do more with empathy but also while using their brains.
When he said 1 in 100 people are Psychopaths i think he meant sociopath... Maybe idk but just seems that those statistics are weird..https://www.quora.com/What-percentage-of-people-are-psychopaths-sociopaths that link is a point i'm gonna make how that people don't know the difference between the two but they are really different... a psychopath is a sociopath but a sociopath inst a psychopath
Haha yea Jarod's comment is correct. It's also not just the music but the graphics that his two DJ-bald-ninja team were trying to hypnotize us with. You can't trust an expert ins psychology stuff when he's using manipulative bullshit like that.
+Mike Krier You are right, even when you say "most". Thats what so many things on earth are based on, like economy, business, politics, religion, communication, etc, etc, etc... There are peope who can sell a refrigerator to an eskimo, but if the eskimo smart enough, he will suss the intent and stop the fuss.
+Mike Krier No i didnt but i focussed really strict on what Jon was talking, because English is not my native tongue. Apart from that, i'm generally not easy to cheat with anything, based on my "lifeexperience" and knowledge.
I'll just come straight out and say it, psychiatry is not a science and probably doesn't even qualify as a pseudo-science. The human mind has thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands or millions of aspects that make it what it is. A highly intelligent, logical, psychopath is probably one of the most trustworthy people in the world in the sense that they are highly predictable. Emotional people aren't nearly as predictable because emotions are antithetical to logic.
If I were to unknowingly have an affair with a married person and then found out that they were married, I'd hope her husband was an intelligent psychopath rather than a stupid, emotional man because the stupid emotional man is likely to kill me in a jealous rage while the intelligent psycopath would consider what option is best for him and would probably decide that; a) he has no reason to be angry with me if I didn't know she was married, b) that killing me might result in his spending the rest of his life in jail which isn't good for him, c) that the person who wronged him was his wife, d) that perhaps his wife had valid reasons to cheat on him, and e) that his best option is to divorce her and get on with his life.
Unfortunately, in society we only hear about psychopaths who commit heinous crimes or are well known business leaders who lay off workers, replace them with robots, or outsource their jobs to low wage countries. If 1 in 100 people are psychopaths and we have a population of 325 million in the US, that means there are roughly 3.25 million psychopaths in our country. If we assume a stable population number, a life expectancy of 80 years, an even age distribution in the population of psychopaths, and assume that every psychopath commits one violent assault or murder in their lifetime, then we would have over 40,000 violent assaults/murders every year by psychopaths (plus all the assaults/murders that are committed by non-psychopaths). So, obviously, everyone who would be deemed psychopaths by the psychiatric community is not committing a violent assault/murder during their lifetime.