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Warn­ing! The psy­chopath test pub­lished here is an edited sum­mary of Robert D. Hare’s Psy­chopa­thy Check­list – re­vised (PCL-R). A proper clin­i­cal eval­u­a­tion and anal­y­sis of psychopathic traits in­volves much more com­pre­hen­sive tests per­formed un­der the su­per­vi­sion of a psy­chol­o­gist. But this self-test can pro­vide the first clues that a per­son has psychopathic ten­den­cies.

0-15 points: The per­son doesn’t ex­hibit any psychopathic be­hav­iour. How­ever, if they scored two points in a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory, they should re­view this ab­nor­mal be­hav­iour and talk to friends or rel­a­tives about it.

16-25 points: Com­pared to the pop­u­la­tion av­er­age of a mere two to four points, this is a very high score. In cer­tain ar­eas, this per­son ex­hibits at least an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour or maybe worse.

26-30 points: This per­son is on the thresh­old of psy­chopa­thy. They have dif­fi­culty deal­ing with so­cial sit­u­a­tions and lack emo­tional char­ac­ter­is­tics such as em­pa­thy, guilt and re­spon­si­bil­ity.

31-40 points: Ac­cord­ing to Robert D. Hare’s def­i­ni­tion, this per­son be­longs to the 1% of the pop­u­la­tion who can be de­scribed as psy­chopaths. Their se­vere be­havioural anom­alies, life­style and an­ti­so­cial de­meanour mean that they should do one thing above all else: con­tact a psy­chol­o­gist to talk about this test.

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