The truly scary part is that Ronson, a journalist by trade, took a short seminar on how to administer the Hare Test and was armed with the knowledge of identifying psychopaths in our midst. It was an element of the book that reeked of pop-psychology and made me feel far less secure about the mental health industry.
The Psychopath Test is a fascinating tale written by a skilled journalist. It gets my highest recommendation because it makes you consider your own morality and the morality of those around you. There are passages that make you laugh, cringe, and shake your head in utter amazement.
One word of caution: don’t make the mistake of thinking that reading the book makes you qualified to spread rumors around the office that your boss is a psychopath.