Psychopathy Symptoms Test
The psychopathy spectrum encompasses a range of nonconforming conditions, all pointing to the presence of psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, sociopathy, and the like. However, there is considerable variation in the type and severity of the symptoms.
This test combines the insights of several prior efforts to research psychopathy symptoms to bring you a single, composite test measuring psychopathic occurrences across 8 different domains.
Where do you fall on the psychopathy spectrum? For each of the following questions, indicate your level of agreement below.
Question 1 of 40
I have enjoyed hurting someone physically, sexually, or emotionally.
The IDRlabs Psychopathy Symptoms Test (IDR-PST) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-PST is based on the work of Dr. Robert Hare, who created the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (HPC), and the work of Professor Theodore Millon. The IDR-PST is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.
The IDRlabs Psychopathy Symptoms Test was informed by the HPC’s criteria for psychopathy, as published in Hare, R. D. (1991). The Hare Psychopathy Checklist, Revised. Toronto: Multi-Health Systems; Hare, R. D. (2003). The Hare Psychopathy Checklist—Revised (2nd ed.). Toronto: Multi-Health Systems; Hart S.D., Hare R.D., Harpur, T.J. (1992). The Psychopathy Checklist—Revised (PCL-R). In: Rosen J.C., McReynolds P. (eds) Advances in Psychological Assessment. Advances in Psychological Assessment, vol 8. Springer, Boston, MA; Brazil, Kristopher & Forth, Adelle. (2016). Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL). 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1079-1.; Forth, A. E., Kosson, D. S., & Hare, R. D. (2003). The Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version. Toronto: Multi-Health Systems.
The work of Dr. Hare has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the HPC, for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Psychopathy Spectrum Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.
The Psychopathy Symptoms Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of psychopathy spectrum and informed by the advanced clinical conceptualizations of Professor Theodore Millon. However, please note that free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential condition. Hence, the test is intended to be used 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 psychopathy spectrum quiz, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, sociopathy, and related conditions, 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 psychopathy spectrum 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.