Psychopathy Test

I found this today while researching for the article I am writing and thought some of you might be interested, its a Psychopathy Test. I did it for JC and he scored 36, anything over 30 is considered a severe psychopath. Of course they caution that there are many other things taken into account when someone is diagnosed as a psychopath and said to not take the results as proof a person is a psychopath. Interesting though. They say and average person would score around 5 or 6. A narcissist would be in the 20’s range.

Test for Psychopathy

For each of the 20 characteristics, give a score of 0 if it does not apply, 1 if it applies partially and 2 if it is a perfect match.

1 Glib and Superficial Charm The tendency to be smooth, engaging, charming, slick, and verbally facile. Psychopathic charm is not in the least shy, self-conscious, or afraid to say anything. A psychopath never gets tongue-tied. They have freed themselves from the social conventions about taking turns in talking, for example.
2 Grandiose Self-Worth A grossly inflated view of one’s abilities and self-worth, self-assured, opinionated, cocky, a braggart. Psychopaths are arrogant people who believe they are superior human beings.
3 Need for Stimulation or Proneness to Boredom An excessive need for novel, thrilling, and exciting stimulation; taking chances and doing things that are risky. Psychopaths often have a low self-discipline in carrying tasks through to completion because they get bored easily. They fail to work at the same job for any length of time, for example, or to finish tasks that they consider dull or routine.
4 Pathological Lying Can be moderate or high; in moderate form, they will be shrewd, crafty, cunning, sly, and clever; in extreme form, they will be deceptive, deceitful, underhanded, unscrupulous, manipulative, and dishonest.
5 Conning and Manipulativeness The use of deceit and deception to cheat, con, or defraud others for personal gain; distinguished from Item #4 in the degree to which exploitation and callous ruthlessness is present, as reflected in a lack of concern for the feelings and suffering of one’s victims.
6 Lack of Remorse or Guilt A lack of feelings or concern for the losses, pain, and suffering of victims; a tendency to be unconcerned, dispassionate, coldhearted, and unempathic. This item is usually demonstrated by a disdain for one’s victims.
7 Shallow Affect Emotional poverty or a limited range or depth of feelings; interpersonal coldness in spite of signs of open gregariousness.
8 Callousness and Lack of Empathy A lack of feelings toward people in general; cold, contemptuous, inconsiderate, and tactless.
9 Parasitic Lifestyle An intentional, manipulative, selfish, and exploitative financial dependence on others as reflected in a lack of motivation, low self-discipline, and inability to begin or complete responsibilities.
10 Poor Behavioral Controls Expressions of irritability, annoyance, impatience, threats, aggression, and verbal abuse; inadequate control of anger and temper; acting hastily.
11 Promiscuous Sexual Behavior A variety of brief, superficial relations, numerous affairs, and an indiscriminate selection of sexual partners; the maintenance of several relationships at the same time; a history of attempts to sexually coerce others into sexual activity or taking great pride at discussing sexual exploits or conquests.
12 Early Behavior Problems A variety of behaviors prior to age 13, including lying, theft, cheating, vandalism, bullying, sexual activity, fire-setting, glue-sniffing, alcohol use, and running away from home.
13 Lack of Realistic, Long-Term Goals an inability or persistent failure to develop and execute long-term plans and goals; a nomadic existence, aimless, lacking direction in life.
14 Impulsivity The occurrence of behaviors that are unpremeditated and lack reflection or planning; inability to resist temptation, frustrations, and urges; a lack of deliberation without considering the consequences; foolhardy, rash, unpredictable, erratic, and reckless.
15 Irresponsibility Repeated failure to fulfill or honor obligations and commitments; such as not paying bills, defaulting on loans, performing sloppy work, being absent or late to work, failing to honor contractual agreements.
16 Failure to Accept Responsibility for Own Actions A failure to accept responsibility for one’s actions reflected in low conscientiousness, an absence of dutifulness, antagonistic manipulation, denial of responsibility, and an effort to manipulate others through this denial.
17 Many Short-Term Marital Relationships A lack of commitment to a long-term relationship reflected in inconsistent, undependable, and unreliable commitments in life, including marital.
18 Juvenile Delinquency Behavior problems between the ages of 13-18; mostly behaviors that are crimes or clearly involve aspects of antagonism, exploitation, aggression, manipulation, or a callous, ruthless tough-mindedness.
19 Revocation of Condition Release A revocation of probation or other conditional release due to technical violations, such as carelessness, low deliberation, or failing to appear.
20 Criminal Versatility A diversity of types of criminal offenses, regardless if the person has been arrested or convicted for them; taking great pride at getting away with crimes.

10 thoughts on “Psychopathy Test

      1. Carrie Reimer Post author

        frogtale, it really is confusing and we can’t diagnose anyone and they won’t answer honestly if they ever did agree to get tested. The thing is, it doesn’t really matter what label you put on them, abuse is abuse and it should never happen or be tolerated by anyone for any reason.for some reason victims feel better if they can put a label on it or define it somehow; I guess it assures us that indeed they are sick and it isn’t our fault. sociopaths are so similar to psychopaths I don’t think there is a difference. and psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissist are the only PD’s that where the main trait is a lack of a conscience which is the dangerous part. I know people with other PD’s and they at helped with meds or counselling and they can see they need help and want help. Psychopaths, and narcissist don’t have a conscience conscience so of course don’t think they have a problem; everyone else does and they don’t want help. But they are also award winning actors and liars so can go undetected for a long time sometimes.
        thanks for taking the time to comment


        1. frogstale

          Hi Carrie – my comment disappeared – not sure how that works but anyhow…. I totally agree, abuse is abuse whatever the label. I also agree that being able to put a label on to the behaviours and even more importantly, to be able to use that label to educate ourselves and find others in the same situation, is really important. So too is getting that validation that we aren’t imagining things and that there really is something wrong with them and not us. I get the greatest feeling of validation when I read of others going through what I am going through and their exes saying and doing exactly the same as mine, sad though it is that others have to go through it.

          I am sorry I forgot to put in my reply that this was a great post and well worth reading. We all need to share as much information as we can so that we can educate others who don’t yet have a label and also stop our younger generation of women (and it is mostly men who are narcs and psychopaths) ending up caught in their web of deceit.



          1. Carrie Reimer Post author

            Ft, the first time a person comments it goes to moderation and I have to approve it, after that your comments should show up right away but some times there is a glitch. it will has even sent my replies to moderation, so nothing personal. 🙂
            I don’t like having to do that but my ex found my blog and was coming on and spewing his venom all over the place. I can block a person IP # or their name but then he started tapping into other peoples internet connections and using alias’s. it was ridiculous so I had to do something.

            you are right I think a lot of people feel the same way. they thought they were the only ones going through it and are so relieved they arena t crazy.


  1. frogstale

    27. As far as I am aware he didn’t have any overt problems as a child so those were all zero’s. It is all so confusing – all the different personality disorders and how they get categorised and how they fit together. I know my ex has ‘something not right’ but I have never been able to fit him exactly to any of the categories. Psychopath, Narcissist, sometimes even Borderline, definitely passive aggressive and high conflict. Who knows in the end, what’s in a name?

    He will never receive a diagnosis. But learning about these issues and personality disorders has helped me to learn how to deal with him and in the end that is what counts.



  2. Nae

    I’m glad I stayed on this blog. I broke up with The N a year ago. I thought I could be strong by keeping it all in and moving on. I joined this blog about that time , cut my hair off- big mistake!! , and put a smile on my face. Well 5 months ago he started dating someone new. He sent me texts prior to meeting her asking me to meet him etc. -I never did. I find out he has a gf so my last message to him was to congratulate him so he would leave me alone. I told him to treat her better than he treated me. Will his responded to me by calling me every name in the book.. Including the n word and c word. Wow! Then he told me if I contact him again he was calling the police. I told him to go ahead, I had more on him. I blocked him. His mom is on my stupid fb, and I saw a pic of him and his new gf. She is white trash but he looks very happy. How can he go to mean verbally abusive to look like he is all happy and sweet. He was never sweet . Sad thing is we grew up together I never knew the dark side till OCt 2011 . N a are the devil


  3. lewisham

    Hi Carrie,Great post!My Ex has a score of 34!!I never realised he was this bad.I only found out after we started a business together in 1997,meaning we were together 24/7,that’s when I got to know the real person.Even at that time I didn’t know what Narcissism and Psychopathy were,but after leaving him in october 2011,I soon found out(after 28 years together).You bet,he still thinks he will get away with everything he did,i.e defaulting on loans(my family,his own family,business-partners)and with the rest of the test,so no wonder its taking me lots of time getting over this,too many bad memories,that was a lifetime!Yes,they are the devil,I have no other words to describe him!
    Thanks for posting and take care of yourself! x


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