Can You Take a Sociopath Test Online?


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Informal tests for sociopathy and psychopathy are available online at Business Insider and PsychCentral. While the lists of questions do not provide an actual diagnosis, they identify behavioral characteristics of sociopathy and psychopathy which, as Business Insider explains, were renamed antisocial personality disorder in 2013.

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Behavioral characteristics of sociopathy include superficial charm and intelligence, extreme rationality, unreliability, a lack of remorse or guilt for actions, and antisocial behavior that lacks reasonable motivation. In addition sociopaths are rarely afraid of taking risks and don't learn from the consequences of their failures. They are also comfortable telling lies, sometimes extreme ones, according to Business Insider's interpretation of Dr. Hervey Cleckley's work in "The Mask of Sanity."

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