Psychopathy Quiz

Are you a psychopath?

Instructions: This quiz is designed to help give you some idea about whether or not you may have psychopathic tendencies. This quiz is not meant to diagnose psychopathy or tell you definitively whether or not you're a psychopath. But it will give you a pretty good idea, based upon the research. For each item, indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. This takes most people about 2 minutes to complete. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.

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I am a year old /

1. Most would describe me as charming and nonchalant -- I can turn my charm on and off like a faucet.



2. I do what I want, when I want, the moment the impulse strikes me, regardless of what others want.



3. If something goes wrong or turns out badly, it's not my fault.



4. I've gotten into legal or criminal trouble as an adult (not just a speeding or parking ticket).



5. I am easily the best at what I do, bar none -- nobody could ever take my place.



6. I do whatever I feel like doing, and I don't care what others think -- or even if it's illegal.



7. Every person for themselves; I don't see the point in feeling sorry for other people and have no desire to help others.



8. I've gotten into legal or criminal trouble when I was a teenager (not just a speeding or parking ticket).



9. I have no problem or concern in lying in order to get what I want.



10. "Live in the moment" is what I say; the future will take care of itself and learning from your past is pointless.



11. I never feel remorse, shame or guilt about something I've said or done.



12. I don't see the point in taking on responsibilities of any kind -- they just weigh you down.



 

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Based upon the research of Cleckley (1988), Hare (1991) and Steadman et al. (2000).
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Aug 2013
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

 

 

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