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Are You A Psychopath?

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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 06:41 PM
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Living near Vancouver, BC where the now infamous Kayla Bourque is being released after her 8 months of life in jail for dismembering family pets (among other things), I have become quite interested in what makes a person do such things or at the very least be considered psychopathic.

In my research I discovered Robert D. Hare, who is a well renowned psychologist who has a long history studying psychopathy in patience. He is also the creator of a globally used "Psychopathy Checklist" in which is meant for qualified clinicians in the aid to determine if someone is a psychopath or not.

He also states that although an individual may score high on the test (the higher the more likely a psychopath), they may not be considered psychopaths for various reasons (hence the requirement of a qualified clinician to verify the results).

The test consists of 20 questions which are then rated between 0-2 on the basis of the answers the patient gives. 0 stands for no, 1 stands for somewhat and 2 stands for most definitely.

Out of curiosity (and I realize the results would not be entirely accurate seeing how I am not a qualified clinician) I took the test for myself being as honest as possible and scored an average citizens score of 11.

To put into comparison, a Psychopath would generally gain a score of between 30-40. Even then, achieving a 40 on the test has only been recorded a few times globally. Another interesting fact is that there is currently a believed 1 out of 100 people as psychopaths in North America. So on any given day you would have most likely bumped into at least one psychopath. Of course not all are raging serial killers (most seem to be business men/women or simply people who leach off of others.

So! Without further adieu, here is the test! and I'd love to see some of your results if you're comfortable in posting them.





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.



Remember! You're results will most likely not be accurate - unless you're a qualified clinician - and are not meant to be a true representation of your likelihood of being a psychopath because of this.




posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 06:51 PM
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You have just described most women in America.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 06:54 PM
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reply to post by cybro
 


Nevermind american women. I think every human being on the planet falls into at least one of those catagories.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 06:59 PM
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reply to post by Wide-Eyes
 


Yes, that's the point of it. You answer the questions with a 0 for no 1 for sometimes and 2 for definitely and the end sum of all questions is what your score is. 30-40 is psychopathic. Anything less is non-psychopathic and I believe anything under 15 is normal for an average citizen.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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Yeah sorry, I read it again and did the test. I scored 16 btw.

eta:


I believe anything under 15 is normal for an average citizen.


Holy crap!
I'm not normal! Well I always knew that anyway...
edit on 11-1-2013 by Wide-Eyes because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 07:04 PM
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reply to post by Ghost147
 


I answered the questions...looked at myself deeply...(I know me) and I have a score of (one).

I was also sitting here thinking...if someone really is a psychopath on ATS...I really don't think they would take this test and admit that they are.

I'm just saying.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 07:16 PM
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I'm a pretty solid 2. It's all on number 13, the long-term goals one. The ladies love that.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 07:20 PM
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reply to post by AlphaX
 


Yep, I got a two on that one too.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 07:24 PM
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I scored 22!
I'm well on my way



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 07:47 PM
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Originally posted by caladonea
reply to post by Ghost147
 


I answered the questions...looked at myself deeply...(I know me) and I have a score of (one).

I was also sitting here thinking...if someone really is a psychopath on ATS...I really don't think they would take this test and admit that they are.

I'm just saying.


Ah the pure one! Haha, good for you!

I wasn't looking to find any psychopaths, I just thought it was an interesting questionnaire. Although many psychopaths are quite flamboyant, so it wouldn't be shocking to see anyone who really was one gleefully admit their score.
edit on 11/1/13 by Ghost147 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 07:48 PM
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give this test to politicians.

i'am sure most would be considered psycho.

and the democrat party would surely score the highest.




posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:14 PM
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reply to post by Ghost147
 


i failed, im not a phycopath, i was close though 18



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 04:57 AM
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Hmmm, quite shocking to many I'm sure...scored 14.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 05:56 AM
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I only scored eight.


I need to get a life !!



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 07:40 AM
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If I did it right, I scored a 14
Then again, a lot of those questions/behaviors describe someone with Borderline Personality Disorder, which I suffer from
ETA: found the same test online and if you input your answers it automatically calculates the score, I actually got an 18

www.arkancide.com...
edit on 1/12/2013 by HomerinNC because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 12:31 PM
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It wouldn't surprise me that any individual with a personality disorder would have at least a slight increase in their score with this test.

So far you're the winner for highest! haha



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 12:49 PM
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I wouldn't have told anyone what the score is to be average. Until after the thread tremendously slowed down and a handful took the test.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 02:42 PM
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Explanation: S&F!

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 points

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.

2 points

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.

2 points

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.

1 point

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.

1 point

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.

1 point

7. SHALLOW AFFECT -- emotional poverty or a limited range or depth of feelings; interpersonal coldness in spite of signs of open gregariousness.

0 points

8. CALLOUSNESS and LACK OF EMPATHY -- a lack of feelings toward people in general; cold, contemptuous, inconsiderate, and tactless.

1 point

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.

2 points

10. POOR BEHAVIORAL CONTROLS -- expressions of irritability, annoyance, impatience, threats, aggression, and verbal abuse; inadequate control of anger and temper; acting hastily.

1 point

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.

0 points

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.

1 point

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.

1 point

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.

1 point

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.

1 point

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.

0 points

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.

0 points

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.

2 points

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.

1 point

Continued next post below.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 02:42 PM
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Explanation: Continued from above post ...

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.

2 points


Total = 2 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 0 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 2 + 1 + 2 = 22 points

According to Hillary at the website that HomerinNC provided ... [st*r 4 you HomerinNC
]

OL "has criminal tendencies!"

Personal Disclosure: I am indeed legally insane and I found this test far more accurate than another unrelated pyschopathy test that I took via another ATS thread on similar issues, where I either (depends on your point of view) ranked OFF the charts ... or was not considered a psychopath by that specific method of testing.

I hope this gives my fellow members an insight into what I am.

I am a Monster!



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 03:07 PM
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If what you say is honest, then how very interesting! I'm glad even personal perception could be so accurate




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