Thursday, September 1, 2011

Are You Sure?

Do you lack realistic long-term goals?  Are you impulsive?  Prone to boredom?  If so you too may be a psychopath!  Whoohoo!  According to Robert Hare, a psychologist who developed the Psychopath Test, those 3 qualities are shared by most psychopaths.  There's a whole lot more but they're obviously negative and I knew I couldn't trick you into saying you have these qualities.  No one wants to admit they live a parasitic lifestyle, have a grandiose sense of self-worth or are 'criminally versatile'.  So how do they get the psychopaths to complete the test truthfully?  Well, maybe they don't.  I just finished The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson ("Best-Selling Author of The Men Who Stare at Goats!!!!!) and the book is way more entertaining than you would expect.  Especially because Ronson is something of a psychological hypochondriac and continually checks himself to see if he's a psychopath.  Or are we all?  Dun dun dunnn.

The Psychopath Test
Psychopath Books by Robert Hare

1 comment:

cboy said...

Cool-and spooky!