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    Test for Psychopathy

    Post by Percy on Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:54 am

    How to identify a psychopath/sociopath:

    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.

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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by Guest on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:25 pm

    Gosh, this seems like a checklist for qualities in men I've dated in the past. Crying or Very sad
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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by Percy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:57 am

    The Kay wrote:Gosh, this seems like a checklist for qualities in men I've dated in the past.

    Wow thats awful you poor girl. However, keep in mind, as the checklist indicates, these types are masters of deception and it is very difficult to see them for what they really are until it is usually too late. The fact that you got rid of them speaks well in your favor!

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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by Guest on Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:01 pm

    Paximus wrote:
    The Kay wrote:Gosh, this seems like a checklist for qualities in men I've dated in the past.

    Wow thats awful you poor girl. However, keep in mind, as the checklist indicates, these types are masters of deception and it is very difficult to see them for what they really are until it is usually too late. The fact that you got rid of them speaks well in your favor!

    I also worked with/for an attorney who fit this checklist. That.Was.Not.Fun.
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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by Percy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:19 pm

    The Kay wrote:
    Paximus wrote:
    The Kay wrote:Gosh, this seems like a checklist for qualities in men I've dated in the past.

    Wow thats awful you poor girl. However, keep in mind, as the checklist indicates, these types are masters of deception and it is very difficult to see them for what they really are until it is usually too late. The fact that you got rid of them speaks well in your favor!

    I also worked with/for an attorney who fit this checklist. That.Was.Not.Fun.

    Cops and lawyers and others with any sort of real power to 'make things happen' that have this personality disorder, are the most dangerous kind and can ruin your life in a hurry. Youre lucky you came out of it relatively unscathed.
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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by claudicici on Wed May 12, 2010 5:32 am

    I got 4 points......I think...
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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by tapu on Wed May 12, 2010 7:54 am

    Yeah, my impulse is just to take it in relation to myself, too. Score undisclosed....
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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by claudicici on Wed May 12, 2010 9:25 am

    oh come on I want to compare....
    I gave myself 2 big points for lack of direction,1 for impulsitivity and 1 for irresponsibility....on all the others I think I'm pretty much the opposite of what it's saying,that can't be good either....Am I the Antipath,lol?
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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by tapu on Wed May 12, 2010 9:32 am

    Oh! Well! I'm definitely not sharing now!
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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by claudicici on Wed May 12, 2010 9:51 am

    well,your avatar does say satan,lol !
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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by tapu on Wed May 12, 2010 10:03 am

    Oh yeah! How apropos....


    I'll tell you this much: I gave myself at least one point for most if not all of them.
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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by claudicici on Thu May 13, 2010 12:51 am

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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by tapu on Thu May 13, 2010 5:36 am

    I am kinda like that....
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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by Kay on Thu May 13, 2010 3:28 pm

    I just took that test and scored a ZERO! At the most I might have a 1 for #7, but maybe not even a whole point.
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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by claudicici on Thu May 13, 2010 4:55 pm

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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by tapu on Thu May 13, 2010 6:02 pm

    Kay wrote:I just took that test and scored a ZERO! At the most I might have a 1 for #7, but maybe not even a whole point.



    Well, then, baby, you're my "type"!
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    Re: Test for Psychopathy

    Post by claudicici on Fri May 14, 2010 1:27 am

    ...then again maybe we can't evaluate ourselves because we score high on #4 !

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