Allegedly, psychopaths are able to get the answer VERY quickly.
I realise that you know so much more about this subject than me... but Ive been wanting to have this rant for a while, and ask you some questions at the same time.
How can you tell that I am a psycho just by the speed I respond? Maybe I am a smart guy who can think laterally very quickly. By the way, the question is worded in such a way as to lead you directly to the answer, quickly! Or maybe I think that because I really am an axe-murderer?!?!?!
I am interested to know (for real, because I obviously know very little about the subject) how you justify all this psychometric testing. Is it really
that accurate? What if Im having a bad day and happen to tick the wrong answer to the 'buried' question that indicates Im going to fly my plane into Big Ben? Does the marking-key include comments like: A-Employ him B-Fire him C-Liar D-CallMI5Quicksmart ???
It really gets me going, how someone can claim to know how my mind works, just with a bunch of seemingly irrelevant questions.
According to that logic, we could have a conversation like this:
Ben, are you a psycho?
That was a quick answer, you must be hiding something.
- Well Im not.
So youre denying it. You are a psycho and a good liar too.
- This is ridiculous, why cant you understand that Im not lying?
That is exactly what a psycho would say - you are in a lot of trouble, young man.
! Wait right there while I get my chainsaw.
Hmm.. that actually DOES sound familiar.. substitute "psycho" for "seeing another woman" and its a conversation that I have quite often indeed. Oops, without the chainsaw remark.