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Old 08-26-2014, 04:48 AM   #26
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Really, this test is bogus. Obviously the best way to test if you are a psychopath is to murder someone and then the next day measure your regret on a scale of 1 to 10. IIRC that's what they recommended in psychology 101 in college.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:04 AM   #27
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Really, this test is bogus. Obviously the best way to test if you are a psychopath is to murder someone and then the next day measure your regret on a scale of 1 to 10. IIRC that's what they recommended in psychology 101 in college.
Actually just because you're a psychopath doesn't make you a killer. So that wouldn't work for some people. I watched the documentary about this (the same people made this questionare), it probably only aired in the UK but anyone who can get to see it I'd highly recommend you do, it's a really fascinating documentary. Maybe I should find a more accurate test.
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Actually just because you're a psychopath doesn't make you a killer. So that wouldn't work for some people. I watched the documentary about this (the same people made this questionare), it probably only aired in the UK but anyone who can get to see it I'd highly recommend you do, it's a really fascinating documentary. Maybe I should find a more accurate test.
Yes. And as Johnny pointed out there is a difference between psycho- and sociopath, but this test isn't quite nuanced enough for that.
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Yes. And as Johnny pointed out there is a difference between psycho- and sociopath, but this test isn't quite nuanced enough for that.
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Oftentimes, we think of the terms “psychopath” and “sociopath” as being used interchangeably to describe people who have no conscience and act with no regard to others; in fact, the terms were once fairly interchangeable. Now, however, “psychopath” is usually used in regards to someone who has crossed the line into the criminal element, while a sociopath is of little danger to those around them. A psychopath is the more dangerous of the two, but it’s also the one you’d never suspect a person of being.

To explain it best, let’s look at what the two terms have in common. Both psychopaths and sociopaths lack a moral compass. They are generally incapable of sympathizing with the feelings of others, and lack the set of ethics that tend to keep society from dissolving into a chaotic mess where everyone only looks out for themselves. They also have a non-existent or impaired sense of disgust, meaning they are able to look at things that would make another person turn away.

Now, for the differences and an important disclaimer. There are a lot of times “usually” and “often” are mentioned in comparing the two personality types. This is because there’s no perfect, cookie-cutter diagnosis, and not everyone will fall neatly into the categories they are actually put in. Although constantly progressing, psychology still does have a lot of grey areas.

With that said, we still need definitions. The term “psychopath” is usually used to describe a person that has crossed the line of moral behavior in a society. They’re the murderers, the school shooters, the manipulative cult leaders. They’re the ones mutilating animals just to see what happens. They’re also the ones that society views as a danger to others. On the other hand, a person is deemed a sociopath when they have the lack of emotion and ability to relate to others, but aren’t a threat to society. While they’re not as dangerous, they can still be destructive in a smaller, personal setting such as in friendships, romantic relationships, or in a family. But they’re generally not going to go on a killing spree.

Another big difference between the two is how they’re created. Recently, psychologists have begun to differentiate these processes. A psychopath is always a psychopath; genetic traits or chemical makeup causes the person to lack the ethics and empathy most of us have. Signs that something is not quite right with the person are generally visible from a very young age. A sociopath, however, often becomes one as a product of his or her upbringing. Environmental factors such as abuse or a cold, difficult childhood can cause a person to emotionally shut down and gradually devolve into sociopathy.

Interestingly, studies on the brain waves of the psychopath has indicated that there is a marked difference in how their brains react to certain stimuli. Because they have no feeling and no concern for others or themselves, the threat of fear does not trigger the same response in the brain of a psychopath that it does in another person. This suggests that there is something in the chemical or genetic makeup of the person that makes them what they are; it isn’t necessarily a choice they’ve made.

Typically, the psychopath is the one that you’ll have no idea is hiding behind the face he shows to people every day. The psychopath is well-spoken and charismatic, and even though he can have a cold-hearted and callous edge, he makes up for it in the next sentence. The sociopath lets a little more of his inner self come through; often he is disorganized, abrupt in his speech, easily annoyed, and quick to show his temper. He’s the one less likely to kill you, and the one you’re also less likely to want to invite to a party.

To sum up, both can be the man next door—the difference is in what will eventually come out of the front door. While psychopaths are typically inherently dangerous, a sociopath can live next door to you in a perhaps strange and uncomfortable family situation that is ultimately harmless. A sociopath may show a number of traits that make them unpleasant to be around—such as pathological lying, a lack of empathy, and overwhelming selfishness, but they probably don’t have anyone chained up in their soundproof basement. A sociopath might even find fulfillment in a family life, although it might look non-traditional and one-sided to outsiders. In fact, some sociopaths are able to connect to one or two people on something of an emotional level, leaving the rest of humanity to fend for itself against their destructive behavior. If a sociopath does damage to those around them, it’s usually emotional. The damage a psychopath does can be both, but neither will care.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:42 PM   #32
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But make no mistake-if I caught someone willfully causing an animal pain, I would hurt them. HURT THEM BAD. To the point I might get charges pressed against me. I'm kinda like the Hulk that way.
I'm kind of disappointed, I expected Doom to be at least 91% psychotic.
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It's much more likely that a psychopath will become a con artist than kill people. Think Kevin Trudeau.
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:40 PM   #35
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Indeed. In the documentary it said that the of with the highest percentage of psychopaths or high ranking people on the spectrum are in fact bankers, I think salesperson and surgeon were also on the top five list.
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Though your conscience is in the right place you also have a pragmatic streak and generally aren’t afraid to do your own dirty work! You’re no shrinking violet - but no daredevil either. You generally have little trouble seeing things from another person’s perspective but, at the same time, are no pushover. ‘Everything in moderation – including moderation’ might sum up your approach to life.

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Really, this test is bogus. Obviously the best way to test if you are a psychopath is to murder someone and then the next day measure your regret on a scale of 1 to 10. IIRC that's what they recommended in psychology 101 in college.
They recommended that you go out and murder someone, and then suggested that you measure your remorse? Now, that's funny!

How about this- This (kind of graphic) video shows a guy torturing a yellowjacket. Using the same scale as the test we all took, how disgusting and reprehensible is this act?

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Fuck with my pets (which are my kids basically) and I will show you how psychotic I can be. Doom'll cut a bitch.
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Fuck with my pets (which are my kids basically) and I will show you how psychotic I can be. Doom'll cut a bitch.
Well technically hurting out of compassion for something else isn't psychotic at all, hurting for the thrill of it and not caring afterwards is psychotic, but if you hurt someone out of vengeance of that person hurting something you care about that doesn't make you psychotic.
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Ok so I took the test again. This time I scored 36% so I scored 9% less than last time.

"Though your conscience is in the right place you also have a pragmatic streak and generally aren’t afraid to do your own dirty work! You’re no shrinking violet - but no daredevil either. You generally have little trouble seeing things from another person’s perspective but, at the same time, are no pushover. ‘Everything in moderation – including moderation’ might sum up your approach to life."

My friend though got 82%, so that's really high.
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Re-took this test out of interest, this time I got 42%, which is basically in the middle of my previous scored (36% 2015, 45% 2014).
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I got 15%.
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Ditto.

Here was my result:

You are warm and empathic with a heightened awareness of social responsibility and a strong sense of conscience. You like to carefully weigh up the pros and cons of a situation before you act and are generally averse to taking risks. You are very much a ‘people person’ and dislike conflict. ‘Do unto others…’ are your watchwords. But, although you avoid hurting others, those residing at the higher end of the psychopathic spectrum might not be as considerate, so stay vigilant to avoid being hurt unnecessarily.

"People person"? Doom thinks NOT.
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Yeah, I wouldn't say I'm a "people person" either, though I DO dislike conflict. I get along with people just fine, but I don't have a lot of close friends because, honestly, keeping up close friendships just seems like a lot of work, and I'm lazy. I've got plenty of people that I can comfortably hang out with, given the opportunity. I just don't do a lot to create those opportunities or even seek them out very actively.
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Psychopaths are glib talkers, con men. Kevin Trudeau is a textbook example. I think Ted Cruz is one too.
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I'm kinda surprised by that. It's always the quiet ones.

But, honestly, as I was reading the questions, they don't exactly sound like the type of thing you would use to judge whether a person is a psychopath. They were more geared towards "are you a good person?" Or something similar to gauge the honesty and humanity of an individual.
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Retook this, got 39% this time, I'm down from earlier this year. I'd have thought I'd gotten meaner...
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