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Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This free online psychopathy checklist test is designed to comprehensively measure you or someone you know in relation to the domains related to psychopathy. It is delivered to you free of charge.

2. Comprehensive. This psychopathy checklist test will help the respondent make sense of whether they, or someone they know, might have psychopathic features. The century-old tradition of scholarship on psychopathy contains some contradictions, but this test relies on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist approach, which is commonly considered the industry standard.

3. Made by professionals. The authors of this test are certified in the use of different personality tests and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing.

4. Validity and reliability. Empirical testing has shown the validity of the Psychopathy Checklist test. The evidence has been discussed in scientific journals, albeit not without disagreement.

5. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

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Psychopathy Test

One of the most widely-used instruments in the psychiatric assessment of psychopaths is the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R). It is commonly used to rate a person's psychopathic or antisocial tendencies. People who are psychopathic prey ruthlessly on others using charm, deceit, or violence to get what they want. This test is based on the PCL-R, but also includes factor analysis.

Are you, or somehow you know, a psychopath? For each of the following items, indicate how well it applies to the person you are trying to rate below.

Question 1 of 20

The person has a grandiose sense of self-worth.

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The IDR-PCT© is the property of IDR Labs International. The original research was provided by FBI advisor and criminal psychologist Robert D. Hare. The IDR-PCT utilizes Hare’s research, but is not associated with Hare, and is not the equivalent of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R). The present test is in no way endorsed by, nor affiliated with, Hare, his associates, or similar entities. No infringement is intended by the present test.

The Psychopathy Checklist is a widely-used index and instrument for measuring psychopathic tendencies and behavior. The Psychopathy Checklist does not address all possible psychopathic identities and does not purport to accommodate respondents who seek to trick the measure or fall outside the normal spectrum of human psychology. Contrary to popular belief, the Psychopathy Checklist is not the only way of measuring psychopathy. Indeed, the output of the Psychopathy Checklist 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-PCT© 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-PCT© is the property of IDR Labs International. The original research was provided by criminal psychologist Robert D. Hare. The authors of this online personality test are certified in the use of numerous personality tests and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing. The results of our online Psychopathy Checklist personality test 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.