Is the nutwork psychopathic?

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Are you? Is JLB? Is Donald Trump?

Recently we heard about this test that could determine if someone was a psychopath. So, naturally, our staff decided to take it. This week we hear the results. Plus Jon Ronson asks the question: is this man a psychopath?

www.thisamericanlife.org…

3 thoughts on “Is the nutwork psychopathic?

  1. prescientprescient

    Allegedly 1/13 of us will experience Psychosis episode during one point in our life, the temporary version of psychopathy.

    www.psychiatry.org…

    I think if you ask most people the simple question “what kind of people are running this world?” you will get very similar answers – Crooks, Psychopaths, not many compliments thats for sure.

    1. John le BonJohn le Bon

      “Allegedly 1/13 of us will experience Psychosis episode during one point in our life, the temporary version of psychopathy.”

      Well if the ‘experts’ say so, I guess it must be true.

      “I think if you ask most people the simple question “what kind of people are running this world?” you will get very similar answers – Crooks, Psychopaths, not many compliments thats for sure.”

      Ask those same lemmings who did 9/11 and they will tell you it was some guy in a cave. Even the ones who do not believe the cave-boogeyman story will still you planes flew into buildings killing thousands.

      Why any intelligent, sane person would buy into the nonsense of the ‘diagnostics and statistics manual’ is beyond me. ‘Bipolar’, ‘OCD’, ‘autism spectrum’, what a load of shit.

      Sure, let’s allow dudes who spent way too long inside the institution (university) tell us whether or not our minds are functioning ‘properly’.

      We live in strange, strange times.

    2. gaiagaia

      “Psychosis episode during one point in our life, the temporary version of psychopathy.”

      First time I hear this.

      And it is not what is said in your link:

      Psychotic experience

      A psychotic experience, or psychosis, involves symptoms that make it difficult for a person to know what is real, to think clearly, to communicate, or feel normal emotions.

      It can involve:

      hallucinations – hearing, seeing, smelling or feeling things that are not there. The most common type of hallucination is hearing voices.
      delusions – false beliefs that do not change even when faced with proof they are false.

      Psychosis may be most commonly thought of as a symptom of schizophrenia, but it can be a symptom of several different mental disorders. It can also be caused by a number of medical conditions and substances, such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, brain tumors, some medications and alcohol and drugs, including marijuana.

      I have seen a good friend in a psychosis, which was pretty scary to observe, Induced (not caused) by too much marihuana in that case.
      And psychopaths I have also met in my life. There is no relation between the two in terms of symptoms, though a psychopath can have a psychosis of course.

      I must say the episode of This American Life was not really interesting this time, for a good audio I can recommend the one linked on the forum before:

      www.youtube.com…

      Also, from This American Life a real case of a psychopath who could keep working for years using his manipulative “skills”, which was interesting:

      www.thisamericanlife.org…

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