Psychopathy Spectrum Test
Based on the work of associate professor Michael R. Levenson, the Psychopath Test is a scientifically-validated instrument for measuring a person’s degree of psychopathy. It is widely used to assess psychopathic traits in non-institutionalized people.
Do you have psychopathic tendencies? For each of the following items, indicate how well it applies to you below.
Question 1 of 27
I enjoy manipulating other people's feelings.
The IDR-PST© is the property of IDR Labs International. The original research was provided by associate professor of psychology Michael R. Levenson. The IDR-PCT utilizes Levenson’s research, but is not associated with Levenson, and is not the equivalent of the Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale. The present test is in no way endorsed by, nor affiliated with, Levenson, Hare, their associates, or similar entities. No infringement is intended by the present test.
The Psychopathy Spectrum test is a widely-used index and instrument for measuring psychopathic tendencies, traits, and behaviors. The Psychopathy Spectrum test does not address all possible psychopathic orientations and does not purport to accommodate respondents who seek to trick the measure or who fall outside the normal spectrum of psychopathy. Contrary to popular belief, the Psychopathy Spectrum is not the only way of measuring psychopathy. Indeed, the output of the Psychopathy Spectrum overlaps considerably with the narcissistic, borderline, and anti-social personality styles, as found in the alternative theoretical frame utilized in psychiatric manuals, such as the DSM. To test for these styles in the DSM framework, please consult our Personality Style Test.
Although all are designed to measure psychopathic tendencies and behavior, the IDR-PST© should not be confused with other “Psychopathy Checklist Tests” as authored by alternative research organizations. However, all are professionally-designed personality tests (or inventories) meant for measuring psychopathic tendencies and behavior in relation to psychiatric dispositions in the Western world. The IDR-PST© is the property of IDR Labs International. The original research was provided by associate professor of psychology Michael R. Levenson. The authors of this online personality test are certified in the use of numerous personality tests and have worked professionally with psychometrics and personality testing. The results of our online Psychopathy Spectrum personality test are presented for educational purposes only, are provided "as-is", and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our online personality test, please consult our Terms of Service.