Take our online psychopath test and find out how you score on trait psychopathy
Psychopathy is a personality trait associated with persistent antisocial behaviour, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits. As with all personality traits, psychopathy is normally distributed, meaning we all exist on a spectrum ranging from very high to very low, with most people scoring in the middle. Contrary to popular belief, psychopathy and psychosis are unrelated concepts, with psychosis referring to delusions, false beliefs, and hallucinations. Although psychopaths are disproportionately likely to become criminals, criminality and psychopathy is not perfectly associated. Many highly psychopathic individuals gravitate towards occupations which reward a cold and calculating demeanour, particularly in the corporate world.
What does this test measure?
Our psychopath test is based on Levenson self-report psychopathy scale (1995), designed to measure trait psychopathy in non-institutionalised populations. It is designed to measure trait psychopathy in the general population, rather than in a forensic or clinical setting. This test should not be used as a diagnostic tool, it is here purely as an educational tool. It measures two forms of psychopathy: Primary Psychopathy and Secondary Psychopathy. Primary psychopathy pertains to the interpersonal aspects of psychopathy, whereas secondary psychopathy pertains to the intrapersonal aspects of psychopathy.