Psychopath Test

Question 1 of 50

1. I am manipulative

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  • 1. I am manipulative
  • 2. Everyone is manipulative
  • 3. People that are manipulated deserve it
  • 4. I have a cruel streak
  • 5. I exploit others for my own gain
  • 6. I lack remorse
  • 7. I am skilled at mimicking empathy
  • 8. Selfishness is a sign of strength
  • 9. I am entitled to special treatment
  • 10. I have arrogant body language
  • 11. I see people as prey
  • 12. I betray people's trust
  • 13. I have isolated someone to further abuse them
  • 14. I have a fake self I show to others
  • 15. The power to harm arouses me
  • 16. Power is intoxicating
  • 17. I don't care about anyone but myself
  • 18. I was a bully at school
  • 19. Empathy is a weakness I take advantage of
  • 20. It is worth my own suffering to punish others
  • 21. I play people against each other
  • 22. I manufacture chaos around me
  • 23. I brag about how great I am
  • 24. I like to make people feel bad
  • 25. I am vindictive
  • 26. I have set traps for someone
  • 27. I feel jealousy and contempt for happy people
  • 28. I never get tongue-tied
  • 29. I flatter those I can leech from
  • 30. I bully those I consider weak
  • 31. I am superior to others
  • 32. I fly into rages when my importance has been questioned
  • 33. I feel rage that I was born
  • 34. I am skilled at controlling people
  • 35. I am hypersensitive to perceived insults
  • 36. I dream in black and white
  • 37. I have harmed a baby
  • 38. I have hurt an animal
  • 39. I lead a parasitic lifestyle
  • 40. I idealise, devalue and discard people
  • 41. I like to get others into trouble
  • 42. I have cheated someone out of money
  • 43. I enjoy tormenting people
  • 44. I use people's words against them
  • 45. I lie with my facial expressions
  • 46. I despise sexual women
  • 47. I am unable to form meaningful relationships
  • 48. I don’t fall in love, I just love myself
  • 49. I love to watch people suffer
  • 50. I have tortured insects

Frequently asked questions

What is a psychopath?
Psychopathy is a personality disorder, characterised by narcissism and manipulation. Canadian psychologist Robert Hare – the author of seminal articles and books on psychopathy – describes psychopaths as “remorseless predators who use charm, intimidation and, if necessary, impulsive and cold-blooded violence to attain their ends.”
What is the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath?
The terms “psychopath” and “sociopath” are sometimes used interchangeably. Sociopathy is also a personality disorder typified by a failure to adapt to ethical and social norms. However, according to Robert Hare, there is some difference between them. While the term “sociopath” refers mainly to behaviour, “psychopath” refers to inner experience.
What are the signs of a psychopath?
Psychopaths have the following symptoms: grandiose sense of self-importance, superficial charm, pathological lying, manipulativeness, low intelligence, shallow affect, lack of empathy, lack of guilt, and a parasitic lifestyle. Psychopaths have low levels of anxiousness and a bold interpersonal style. They speak softly and do not deviate in voice emphasis between neutral and emotional words.
How do I deal with a psychopath?
The best way to deal with a psychopath is to not deal with a psychopath. But if communication is unavoidable, try not to talk face-to-face. Do not express your emotions or show them sympathy; they will take advantage of it.
Can psychopaths love?
No, psychopaths have impoverished affective functioning. They have no emotional attachment to another person, and simply use other people to achieve their own goals. They may have “friends” and be married, but these relationships are not based on feelings of friendship and love. They are based on cold calculation.
How many people are psychopaths?
Roughly one in 1,000 people is a psychopath. In 2009, Jeremy Coid and his colleagues conducted a study aimed to measure the prevalence of psychopathy in England, Wales and Scotland. The prevalence was 0.6%. However, this used a cut-off of 13 rather than the clinically recommended 18, which would have left the prevalence closer to 0.1%.
Can psychopaths be cured?
No, psychopathic features manifest themselves in early childhood and remain relatively stable over time. Currently, there are no methods of direct influence on psychobiological factors of psychopathy. What can be changed to some extent is the behaviour of a psychopath. However, even this type of intervention can be successful only early in childhood.
How accurate are these results?
They're as accurate as a free online test that relies on honesty can be. This is not a professional assessment, and the design of the quiz and statistics reflect that. While the questions come from academic research, this should not replace the Psychopathy Checklist—Revised (PCL-R).

This test is based on a Buddhist nun called Sayalay Anuttara. If you would like to read more about psychopaths, a popular book is The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson.