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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15 août 2012




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jerrylive365 Il y a 9 heures
He was very engaging. The sound and visual effects were completely unnecessary.
Thaulopi Il y a 17 heures
Totally distracting voice mannerisms, back-ground bullshit and on top of that, bullshit attitude. 0/5
da Rosa
da Rosa Il y a 18 heures
Damn, he sounds like Sallad Fingers
Jackson Greenhorn
Jackson Greenhorn Il y a jour
Love the story and how you told it (Keyboards were a bit weird though!)
the running man
the running man Il y a jour
Probably my favorite TED talk by far
Mullah Omarr
Mullah Omarr Il y a jour
The lisping gay liberal guy saying capitalism breeds psychos is a psychopath.
MrBebopChamploo Il y a jour
Ok cool video and all but I swear to god this guy's name is backwards. Just look at it and tell me it shouldn't be Ron Jonson.
hümo demo
hümo demo Il y a jour
vay be
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Yang pilih Allah like yang pilih Dajjal abaikan
D.D. Kapps
D.D. Kapps Il y a jour
But who were those other two guys? I don't know why, but somehow I got the impression they were his "minders", and I imagined him veering wildly off subject and starting to rave, and those two would then rush on stage and quickly inject him with a sedative, and hastily shuffle him offstage in a straightjacket...
D.D. Kapps
D.D. Kapps Il y a jour
Now that I think about it that would have been a killer way to end the talk.
Benjamin Joseph Bruner
The music's a bit distracting
Tobiloba Akinola
Tobiloba Akinola Il y a jour
...never define people by their maddest edges...
gamze kılıç
gamze kılıç Il y a jour
He is too much for TED
Angie Globetrotter
Angie Globetrotter Il y a jour
and who makes a german title you idiots
Anmol Agrawal
Anmol Agrawal Il y a 2 jours
Hello pyschopaths of the internet :)
Shahab Uddin Nizamani
Shahab Uddin Nizamani Il y a 2 jours
Believe me reading comments in the comment session is also a mental disorder. 😂
Extra_Ordinary Il y a jour
Haha... Cringe
Mikey Gee
Mikey Gee Il y a 2 jours
Well crap, At 12:34 that list perfectly describes a certain current U. S. President. Frightening insightful.
Michael Ferri
Michael Ferri Il y a 2 jours
Are you tryst want to psychiatrist want to label everyone is mentally disturbed so they can control them and they can give the medication they want to put the entire world on drugs that’s the way they control society is with drugs they’ve been doing it for thousands of years the Chinese opium and the media people addicted to opium that way they became slaves
Michael Ferri
Michael Ferri Il y a 2 jours
There are organizations that their purpose is to confuse us to brainwash us to control us and to enslave us most of these organizations work out of so-called friendly organizations like the department of psychiatry for Ted we are the Bill Gates foundation the George service open borders society foundation the united nations and of course let him forget the Rockefeller foundation all of these organizations are designed to Purdue expressed of you that the New World order of global slavery is the good way to go it’s good to be a slave everyone should be equal people in poverty
Ann Otten
Ann Otten Il y a 2 jours
This has been brought to you by Ted - the same people that think pedophillia is ok - so who is the real crazy one?
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly Il y a 2 jours
I have a feeling the experts used the word, 'sociopath', and the speaker is using the word, 'psychopath', either because he thinks they are synonyms or because "psychopath" get more attention from people. Either way he is using the word "psychopath" incorrectly. I'm wondering if the speaker is a sociopath. After all he might be deliberately using the word "psychopath' to sell more books. The guy is making good money by being cunning and manipulative.
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly Il y a 2 jours
How do we know he isn't insane and just decided to claim sanity because he hates Broadmoor? It amuses me that either way Tony is a liar.
CampaignerSC Il y a 2 jours
Any story where a liar gets fucked over is a good one.
Tianzi Il y a 2 jours
Looks like Benjamin Linus from Lost.
Damon Alagich
Damon Alagich Il y a 3 jours
They don't call em shrinks for fun you know! Is another form of white collar parasitism like MSM Journalism, banking or law(people that avoid productive manual work and chase money/class status), only this time they'll get caught by the Communist Party China, they swam into an eel trap.
Damon Alagich
Damon Alagich Il y a 2 jours
@Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly Il y a 2 jours
@Damon Alagich Well it would be ridiculous to have zero shrinks.
Damon Alagich
Damon Alagich Il y a 2 jours
@Dan Kelly depends on if you're on the nasty end of it Dan- detachment, a sign of Psychotic disorder!
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly Il y a 2 jours
@Damon Alagich If we did not have shrinks there would be people wandering around who should in an institution. That is besides the drugs point you made. A similar thing is some people want no cops. They think things would be better without cops.
Damon Alagich
Damon Alagich Il y a 2 jours
@Dan Kelly and your evidence for this is? Seems to me its a win/win for pharmaceutical companies and "doctors"- remember DO NO HARM! Africa is achieving much better results with no drugs.
James Bowie
James Bowie Il y a 3 jours
Scientologists are anti psychiatry because the shrinks picked L Ron Hubbard as a loony tune at first sight.
Xara Primex
Xara Primex Il y a 3 jours
Thanks to the proper English subtitles, damn his accent is thick,
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly Il y a 2 jours
Who the speaker? He is easy to understand for me. btw I'm not a Brit.
OhSoSnake Il y a 3 jours
what if everyone was just a pleb and it was really that simple
Spencer Shidner
Spencer Shidner Il y a 3 jours
Michael Ferri
Michael Ferri Il y a 3 jours
Any organization that would invite Bill Gates to speak should be considered an abomination and should be burned to the ground Bill Gates is the antichrist
Michael Ferri
Michael Ferri Il y a 3 jours
I read the DMS book myself and what I can tell you is basically that according to psychiatry everybody is crazy psychiatrist can find a mental disorder for every person on the planet why because they wanna be able to declare everyone crazy so they can lock everybody up and they can control the world that’s why psychiatry was invented in the night in the light between hundreds to give the Rothschilds a weapon to enslave the
Diana Devlin
Diana Devlin Il y a 3 jours
I like to see that evaluation done on socialism and communism!
Tim Robb
Tim Robb Il y a 4 jours
I've always said, that "the only people you can think of as 'sane' are the people you don't know well enough." We're all a little bit mad. Get a bunch of people together, and we're all even madder. Have them all grow up in a household together, and that madness becomes infectious. Hence: Families.
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly Il y a 2 jours
It's a matter of degree not just which mental illness. Some insane people we don't want wandering around loose.
Kyla Pack
Kyla Pack Il y a 4 jours
This is one of my favorite ted talks I've ever seen. Very interesting!
Deer Dresser 65L
Deer Dresser 65L Il y a 4 jours
The Slytherin Nursery Rhymes, Rt. 666: Extreme far-sided storyboard disorders rarely come into the daily inspiration. Let us now pause and reflect on why living in the moment, pulling from the sources, arriving to our daily inspiration, and being prepared for small accidents is a blessing of the normal as we watch the titans clash on high. I know it. There is some kind of treat out there. All these far-sided psychopaths need it at a place in an 'institution.' Hey. You ever heard of delivery? There is opportunity along the way. There are breakthrough moments and convenient workplaces. Far sidedness and extreme planning are disorders they desperately need to look at. They see high institutions with treats. Break up the centers! -Doktor Iceberg
Myonie Sherrie
Myonie Sherrie Il y a 4 jours
Whats with the music & soundFX? why?
A *
A * Il y a 4 jours
Did anyone else get the ad of Karen
livinginasimulation Il y a 4 jours
So theres a 24 k comments here, 240 of the people commented is a psychopath!
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly Il y a 2 jours
Sociopath is the word used by experts when they are speaking of 1% of the general population - not all sociopaths are psychopaths.
bran p
bran p Il y a 4 jours
his lover on his left that he desperately wanted to kiss =P at end of film..
bran p
bran p Il y a 4 jours
so well spoken, thank you for your insight psychopath =P
James Carlson
James Carlson Il y a 5 jours
374 mental disorders? I think he was right when he said, "...the psychiatry profession has a strange desire to label what's essentially normal human behavior, as a mental disorder". It keeps them in business.
David Brandenburg
David Brandenburg Il y a 5 jours
next time turn the back ground music down a little, so we can hear what they say in the video!.
Sean Hogan
Sean Hogan Il y a 5 jours
"We named our child Jon Ronson"
Avi Cohen
Avi Cohen Il y a 5 jours
This is how I feel in family court... No matter what I do, they make it somehow that I'm wrong
임준서 Il y a 5 jours
Wonder how I got here though..heh
Willsk Il y a 5 jours
This really pisses me off, just because he is a psychopath he has to be lock up for 7 years extra?
Ron Morgan
Ron Morgan Il y a 5 jours
I thought this story was about a toy bear
AR-1271 MASTIFFS Il y a 5 jours
He's describing the Democratic party !
Mark Rai
Mark Rai Il y a 6 jours
I really enjoyed the musical presentation but the background talking was quite distracting.
Ellie Yoo
Ellie Yoo Il y a 6 jours
Why is there a Ted Bundy bio in a prison library???
MsE Il y a 6 jours
You lost me at capitalism
CqtBread Il y a 6 jours
anyone who sees this think they're a psychopath now?
ArmouredKat Il y a 6 jours
Sack the sound man.
Ron G
Ron G Il y a 6 jours
Cluster "B" is the group for me!
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Sic Semper Tyrannis Il y a 6 jours
Every human being on the planet has some level of psychosis locked away somewhere. Maybe the DSM should be a pamphlet instead of 600 page book.
Renee Il y a 6 jours
8 years later. That voice 😍
Cheryl Muir
Cheryl Muir Il y a 6 jours
"Grandiose sense of self... which would be hard for him to deny because he was standing under a giant oil painting of himself" 😂😂😂
mnelson2008 Il y a 7 jours
The animation is distracting and terribly unhelpful.
Brian Goble
Brian Goble Il y a 7 jours
We are a very nuanced species, not easy to pigeonhole
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly Il y a 2 jours
It's a matter of degree. The experts have a cut-off point beyond which a person is labeled a sociopath.
Death by Proxy
Death by Proxy Il y a 7 jours
Yo I looked it up, they really DID train bees to sniff out explosives!
Anna アナ
Anna アナ Il y a 7 jours
his voice reminds me of neil gaiman's.
Franken Stein
Franken Stein Il y a 7 jours
Some people act as if being a psycopath is also enough reason to be in jail. It's not. Having the mental condition doesn't mean the person will go on a murder spree or break the law in any meaningful way in the future.
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly Il y a 2 jours
You are confusing the word 'sociopath' with the word 'psychopath'. The speaker should be using the word 'sociopath' when referring to 'Tony'.
kitesurf4life Il y a 7 jours
Completely out of the blue and for no reasons at all, capitalism takes another bullet... Well, the thing with capitalism is that even a psychopath will have an incentive to produce something useful for the society and will succeed when he does. Now what if you have socialism instead, and a psychopath runs it? Well history tells you. you'll gotta be a real psychopath to be willing to try that again.
Bored Astronaut
Bored Astronaut Il y a 7 jours
Drink every time he say "mental disooorder"
Karui Akabane
Karui Akabane Il y a 7 jours
I care more about animals then humans honestly I could easily watch someone die it just bugs me how humans have turned this world to extinction trash and it even comes down to sexuality that makes me mad the most I’m depressed I have anxiety and I want nothing more than humans like me to be killed what do I do? Help me
ΙΧΘΥΣ Ichtys
ΙΧΘΥΣ Ichtys Il y a 7 jours
Most of these people are not siick but possesed. Especially when they show highly narcicistic self esteem a complete lack of empathy and some special features as telepayhy or extreem and long beyond human power. The world is full of them these by nephilim spirits possesed people..
Callie Il y a 7 jours
i really enjoyed this ted talk. cheers for the share :)
Karan Kewat
Karan Kewat Il y a 7 jours
Such a good presentation.
Baswanth Il y a 7 jours
That bgm suck...
tomseixas Il y a 7 jours
transparent91 Il y a 7 jours
This was good, but felt more like a story about Tony the psychopathic faker wrapped in a lot of poetry and theater, rather than a TED talk. I mean it's called "Strange answers to the psychopath test" but he only mentions 1 example of study after taking a psychopath spotter course. That's like doing 1 trade on Wall Street and doing a TED talk about "Strange strategies used trading on Wall Street". This guy even had two dudes just to work his powerpoint. It's a good story, but compared to a TED talk this is more like entertainment.
DonRonald Il y a 8 jours
Does anyone else find it odd that his name is John Ronson and not Ron Johnson?
David Rector
David Rector Il y a 8 jours
I'm resisting the urge to look up references to bees sniffing out explosives.
Maria Ida Bucci
Maria Ida Bucci Il y a 6 jours
You're stronger than I. Your prize.. Stealthy Insect Sensor Project was the name given by the scientists at Los Alamos who conducted the research, which I found in a nice, dumbed down quick read Reuters article from November 2006.
Glen Risk
Glen Risk Il y a 8 jours
Very interesting. While still within the normal range apparently I am closer to the edge of the psychopathic range than I am the center of the normal range. I have empathy and in fact feel things quite keenly in that respect but can get burnt out and become a bit heartless at times.
Shona McCarthy
Shona McCarthy Il y a 8 jours
Something I've been increasingly concerned about is how many contemporary articles on mental health seem to encourage people to be hostile towards each other. If a person expresses intense love or strong attachment, we're encouraged to dismiss them as codependent. If someone tells a sad story about themselves soon after we meet them, we're meant to assume that they're attempting to manipulate us. But then, all the things we're expected to do in response to such people are exactly what someone would do if they are a sociopath or have avoidant attachment disorder. And there seems to be article after article encouraging people to attempt to diagnose each other and themselves through very superficial, small behaviours. And I wonder if this is the case precisely because mental health practitioners want us to be bad at helping each other so that we will be more reliant on them. They know that if people cease to help each other, more people will become legitimately mentally ill, which means more patients, more meds sold and more books flying off the shelves.
More often than not, the only line between sanity and madness _is where you willfully choose to stand on._
Chris little
Chris little Il y a 8 jours
The last 30 seconds I actually enjoyed
John Gabriel
John Gabriel Il y a 8 jours
There is a little bit of "insanity" in every one of us. In my experience I have found psychiatrists, psychologists and the like to be very ignorant, dishonest and exploitative. It's just about impossible to find one who isn't a liar. The DSM is an unfortunate product of the drivel that comes out of these pseudo-science academics. They simply take a number of attributes, place them together in a group and stick a label on it, which becomes the name of the "disease". If you happen to possess x number of attributes in group D, you either have a weak or strong tendency to be classified as a sufferer of the described mental disease D in the DSM. That's all that any of these fools consider when making a diagnosis.
cartergirl3of3 Il y a 8 jours
The visuals and sound are actually distracting
Annie Huddleston
Annie Huddleston Il y a 8 jours
I’m completely confused by this whole video. Especially at the end. What was he trying to say?
Clout Elfin
Clout Elfin Il y a 8 jours
He’s actually pretty funny lmao
aucourant Il y a 8 jours
It's a bit like Trump Derangement Syndrome or systemic racism, if you look for it you will find it even if it isn't there.
David Young
David Young Il y a 8 jours
Good Lord, just spreading dangerous attitudes about dangerous people for the last eight years with this video. What a fucking idiot.
Steven Hanson
Steven Hanson Il y a 8 jours
My disorder is hearing too much background noise on this friggin video.
justin lewis
justin lewis Il y a 8 jours
374 mental disorders, yet leftists say that someone with a mental disorder shouldn't own a firearm???? Oh ok! For those of you out there hating guns just take a look back at history, and modern day Australia. This shows you what government does after taking guns away
Wendy Bendy
Wendy Bendy Il y a 7 jours
justin lewis Yes but there is statistically less death and injuries due to firearms in the UK than USA, so they’re doing something right
justin lewis
justin lewis Il y a 8 jours
Britain shows that awful people will still do awful things regardless of any guns. Criminals are going to crime
Elizabeth Williamson
Elizabeth Williamson Il y a 8 jours
Jean Taylor
Jean Taylor Il y a 8 jours
I'm less than 2 minutes into this and I can't watch any more - it's like a bad stand-up routine
Eleonore Bon
Eleonore Bon Il y a 9 jours
Reminds me of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Lachlan K.
Lachlan K. Il y a 9 jours
Sound mixing is a nightmare here
Jere Il y a 9 jours
This guy’s a psychopath himself amirite??
H Lecter
H Lecter Il y a 9 jours
I'd have a drink with him, after we had fava beans and a nice chianti...
H Lecter
H Lecter Il y a 5 jours
I would assume that spending anytime around Lecter was risky, especially dinner. Because his guest would become part of the dinner. That's what I was alluding to. Therefore "I'd have a drink WITH him" takes on a bit of a double meaning.
Honey Flower
Honey Flower Il y a 5 jours
You mean you would have a second drink with him because Chianti is a drink. Interesting...why? (and yes, I get the movie reference.)
Enavoid Il y a 9 jours
There are 15 psychopaths Among Us
cat do a scream haha cat funny
About the bomb-sniffing bees: he wasn't wrong.
999.999 Views Il y a 3 jours
Bees have the best smell in the world. Way better than dogs
Chase Il y a 3 jours
Quiet human, put your mask on.
DCMurphy Il y a 7 jours
Those bees are like: Screw honey. All my homies hate honey. We out here smoking gunpowder.
Pythro Il y a 9 jours
Bruh that's just hannibal
lord buss
lord buss Il y a 9 jours
I have the opposite problem - i try to convince people i am a psychopath, but they never believe me.
Annora Il y a 9 jours
We reward psychopathic behaviour that does not break the law, often with leadership positions. We need to make our capitalist society more ethical so psychopaths aren't the ones that succeed in it.
Qyquhewueh Shjwhejeje
Qyquhewueh Shjwhejeje Il y a 9 jours
1:40 dog: help my please
lammarkk Il y a 9 jours
Manipulative title....
Corey Barnes
Corey Barnes Il y a 9 jours
Tony is a legend
Seeka 1337
Seeka 1337 Il y a 9 jours
its so annoying to watch with the sounds! the animations would be way enough