I dived into this without expecting to learn more than the traits and basic information about psychopaths but this book was more than that. I recently became interested in these kind of things(mental disorders etc) and I found this book via GR genres pages.
I previously heard of Jon Ronson‘s book ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed‘ that was published this year and visited his GR page without looking too much at other books. So to my surprise when I found out that ‘The Psychopath Test‘ was written by the same author I immediately added it to my to-read list.
This was a fantastic read. In my opinion it’s very useful! I actually learned a lot of things and facts about psychopaths. It’s just so fascinating and kind of scary to think that a person you saw today at the shop or a person that walked by you today might be or is a psychopath.
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry gives you an insight of psychopaths’ thinking in a way (the psychopath test that was preformed on people e.g. how they show no emotion, no empathy) also how sometimes physicians and psychologists can wrongly diagnose someone. This book was filled with great writing and people’s stories which helped him write this book. I believe that mental illnesses should be carefully observed so that people don’t get misdiagnosed and ruin their lives.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in psychology and sociology.