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  • Have you ever wondered if you might be a psychopath?

  • It's thought that about one percent of the population might test positive for psychopathy, so that might mean some of you could find out today if you are a one in a hundred.

  • We are sure you'll tell us how you did at the end.

  • We won't go through everything here as to the genesis of psychopathy but will tell you that there is something called a Psychopathy Checklist.

  • Mental health professionals might use this test as a psychopathy test.

  • That's what we'll use today as the basis for our questions.

  • We should say not to get too worried if you don't like the score you get, because to really understand how your mind works you have to consult with a professional.

  • This is not meant to support a diagnosis and is just a quiz.

  • We'll tell you what the scores mean at the end.

  • You can score the test as follows.

  • Zero: This does not apply to me at all.

  • One: This applies to me somewhat.

  • Two: This definitely applies to me.

  • Keep track of your score.

  • You might need to type the numbers or write them down.

  • 1. Do you exhibit glib and superficial charm?

  • If you don't know what glib means, it could be described as being able to talk smoothly but be insincere while you're doing it.

  • You can charm folks, but it's somewhat a fake you.

  • So, again, if this is totally true for you, give yourself a two.

  • If a bit true, you get a one, and if not true at all you get a zero.

  • Write that down.

  • 2. Do you have a grandiose estimation of yourself?

  • You know, do you have a really high opinion of yourself, but others might think you have a too high opinion.

  • You don't care, you know you are superior to them.

  • 3. Do you have a constant need for stimulation?

  • Are you bored really easily?

  • 4. Are you a pathological liar?

  • Okay, we all tell lies, more lies than we think we tell, but are you living in a kind of world of lies?

  • Is it even hard to know when you are not lying, you lie so much?

  • That's why the wordpathologicalis used, as it relates to disease.

  • 5. Are you cunning and manipulative?

  • Do you know deep inside that you are one very cunning person who can easily manipulate others to get what you want?

  • Are you even proud you might excel at this?

  • 6. Do you have a lack of remorse or guilt?

  • So, you do bad things and for some reason you never feel bad about it?

  • You just keep on trucking, because hey, why burden yourself with senseless guilt.

  • 7. Do you have a shallow effect?

  • We guess you don't know what that means.

  • It kind of means when your emotional reactions to things are shallow.

  • They tend to be short-lived, or there seems in you a reduction of emotional response to certain actions or events.

  • You might feel nothing, or little, when people around you are drowning in emotion.

  • 8. Are you callous, and do you lack empathy?

  • This is similar but not the same.

  • Imagine when people see something that should elicit sadness, but you ... you feel nothing at all.

  • You don't feel sorry for the dying animal in the wildlife documentary; you seem fine when you hear someone's bad news.

  • 9. Do you have a parasitic lifestyle?

  • Do you live off of others and have no guilt about this?

  • 10. Do you have poor behavioral controls?

  • Is it hard for you to restrain yourself?

  • Do you have little self-control?

  • 11. Are you sexually promiscuous?

  • This simply means do you sleep around.

  • Do you have a lot of intimate partners or one-night stands?

  • 12. Did you display early behavior problems?

  • Were you the out of control little kid?

  • 13. Do you lack realistic long-term goals?

  • That's self-explanatory, but some experts say psychopaths might lack goals but then just say stuff like, I wanna rule the world or become an astronaut, but they have taken no steps to do that.

  • 14. Are you overly impulsive?

  • Do actions happen too often without much thinking in the process?

  • 15. Are you irresponsible?

  • 16. Do you fail to accept responsibility for your own actions?

  • You know you messed up, but still you won't be accountable for your actions.

  • 17. Have you had many short-term marital relationships?

  • Many of our viewers won't have been married, but perhaps your relationships never seem to last long.

  • 18. Do you have a history of juvenile delinquency?

  • This is more than tantrums as a kid.

  • It means did you get into more serious trouble as a juvenile.

  • 19. Have you experienced a revocation of conditional release?

  • This won't mean much to many of you because it means a person has been released from incarceration under the condition that they don't commit another crime, but they do.

  • To make it work for you, are you a recidivist in terms of doing the same things wrong again and again?

  • Do you keep getting in trouble even after you have said you wouldn't do that thing again?

  • 20. Do you display criminal versatility?

  • Does crime come easy to you and are you good at it in many ways?

  • Do you have a knack for criminal enterprises, even if just small transgressions such as cheating and stealing small things?

  • So, how did you score?

  • If you scored zero you have absolutely no psychopath in you, but it's unlikely many people will get a zero.

  • Many people do score less than six, though, which might be called neurotypical or normal.

  • On the other hand, if you scored 40 you might be what is called a prototypical psychopath, a complete psycho.

  • We are told scoring higher than 30 puts you in the psychopath field, but nonpsychopathic people who may have some kind of antisocial personality disorder might score between 16 and 22.

  • They might also have a criminal record.

  • As we said, this is not a diagnostic test and shouldn't be taken too seriously.

  • The real tests we leave to the professionals.

  • But out of interest, what score did you get?

  • Tell us in the comments.

  • Now go watchSociopath vs Psychopath - What's The Difference?” to start worrying about whether you're actually a sociopath instead!

  • Thanks for watching, and as always, don't forget to like, share and subscribe.

  • See you next time.

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