The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry (Unabridged)


Written By: Jon Ronson

Written By: Jon Ronson

Length:7 hour 33 minutes

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The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of lunacy. Jon Ronson's exploration of a possible hoax being played in the planet's leading neurologists requires him, unexpectedly, to the heart of the insanity business. An influential psychologist who's convinced that many significant CEOs and political leaders are, in fact, psychopaths, educates Ronson just how to see these high flying people by searching for small telltale verbal and non-verbal hints. And so Ronson, equipped along with his new psychopath-seeing skills, enters the corridors of energy.

He spends time with a dying-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, Ny, Ny; a celebrated CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and someone in an asylum for the criminally crazy who insists he is rational and certainly not a psychopath. Ronson not only solves the enigma of the fraud but additionally finds, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness sector are, with their drives and fixations, as mad within their own manner as those they examine. And that relatively average people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.

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