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3 Minute Sociopath Test

Based on the work of Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with sociopathy (technically called antisocial personality disorder). Please read each question carefully, and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

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Question 1 of 10

I use charm and wit to manipulate others for my own benefit.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Sociopathy Test (IDR-3MST) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MST is based on the work of professionals and is intended to be used for educational purposes only. The IDR-3MST is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology, or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute Sociopathy Test was informed by the research of associate professor of psychology Michael Levinson, FBI advisor Robert Hare, and many others. For scientific knowledge of sociopathy (also called psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, ASPD, or APD), please consult: Levenson, M.R., Kiehl, K.A, Fitzpatrick, C.M. (1995). Assessing psychopathic attributes in a noninstitutionalized population. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 151-158. Miller, J.D., Gaughan, E.T., and Pryor, L.R. (2008). The Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale. An Examination of the Personality Traits and Disorders Associated With the LSRP Factors. Assessment, 15, 450-463. And: Sellbom, M. (2011). Elaborating on the construct validity of the Levenson self-report psychopathy scale in incarcerated and non-incarcerated samples. Law and Human Behavior, 35, 440-451.

The work of Dr. Levinson and Mr. Hare has also informed some of the other famous screening tools and instruments, such as the Psychopathy Spectrum Test and the Psychopathy Checklist, both of which are available at this time. All of these instruments are intended as screening tools for clinical use and are specially designed to be used by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute Sociopathy Test are independent from the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Sociopathy Test is based on famous and well-regarded instruments for the assessment of the clinical concept of sociopathy, which is also known as psychopathy or antisocial personality disorder. However, free online quizzes such as this one are solely initial pointers and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential personality disorders in isolation. The quiz is intended for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute Sociopath test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this personality disorder, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible, by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute Sociopath Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute Sociopath Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to this infamous personality disorder.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of psychology researchers and FBI advisors and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms, indicating sociopathy as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made with the aid of professionals. The present sociopath test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.