The Mind of Jake Paul part 2 | REVIEW

words: Adam O Reilly

The second installment of Shane Dawson’s: The Mind of Jake Paul was uploaded today and the buzzword is sociopath.


A sociopath is a term used to describe someone who has antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). People with ASPD can’t understand others’ feelings. They’ll often break rules or make impulsive decisions without feeling guilty for the harm they cause. 

People with ASPD may also use “mind games” to control friends, family members, co-workers, and even strangers. They may also be perceived as charismatic or charming.

As defined on

In the first episode we heard Shane throw around the label “sociopath” when talking about the youngest Paul brother kind of off the cuff. However, in the latest episode Shane deep dives into the meaning behind the word and meets with fellow YouTuber/licensed therapist Kati Morton to get a professional insight.

The bulk of episode two revolves around Shane and Kati discussing what it means to be a sociopath and what kind of people are more likely to be sociopaths. Kati talks about why sociopaths could potentially make great YouTubers because essentially they are manipulators. Not only this, but Kati goes on to say that it’s likely that 1 in 25 people are sociopaths. Think about how many people are in your family, friend group or in your class in school and the likelihood is you know a sociopath even if you don’t know that they are one. Creepy.

The second episode is nothing less than stunning, Dawson proves time and time again that he is the master storyteller. While Jake Paul and Shane have yet to come face to face in the series, Dawson is laying down the groundwork for something we’re not prepared for. The episode is full of cut scenes and references to other online personalities and pop culture figures and it really makes you think. Episode two creates a chilling atmosphere and poses the question, is Jake Paul a sociopath?

Shane Dawson isn’t pulling any punches with the series thus far and only widens the rabbit hole for the rest of the episodes to come. It was controversial for Shane to get into bed with the Paul brothers and he did receive heavy backlash amongst fans online but thus far Shane has proven that the series isn’t merely a collaboration but an investigation. His thirst for the truth is palpable and enthralling and that’s what makes him so skilled at what he does.

So far Shane has set out to discover whether or not Jake Paul is a created persona or something entirely different, something darker. Whether or not you care who the Paul brothers are this series is set to look at something bigger, the darkest parts of the human spirit. Do not sleep on this series…

My rating of The Mind of Jake Paul part 2: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Catch up on the second installment here:

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