According to Kevin Dutton, a research psychologist being a psychopath doesn't necessarily mean you're someone with no feelings who goes out killing people in cold blood. He defines a psychopath as "someone with a distinct cluster of personality traits, including charm, charisma, fearlessness, ruthlessness, narcissism, persuasiveness, and lack of conscience."
These traits can be positive and actually beneficial in getting through life. In fact, we all possess a certain level of them. It turns out that everyone falls somewhere on the psychopathy spectrum, To find out where you place, every time you agree with a statement, add a point to your tally!
You Have A Way Of Charming Your Way Out Of Trouble
For some reason, you end up in the same kinds of trouble, time after time. Your humor and decisions aren't always received positively and sometimes you even feel misunderstood. This makes you feel justified so when you get in trouble for it, you're okay manipulating other people's feelings to get them to see your perspective.
However, that doesn't bother you. You've mastered the art of talking or sometimes even arguing, your way out of it. You have a way of getting your point across and even getting your opponent to agree with you by the end. You get into their head by saying all the right things.
You Don't Turn Away During Gory Scenes
Most people would show signs of distress if they were to be seriously injured or see others in pain. A person high on the psychopathy scale might not care, or be bothered by blood.
But don't assume this makes you a serial killer. Surgeons, vets, doctors, and nurses all assume caretaker roles where they are comfortable dealing with all sorts of blood and injuries. However, a slight fascination with blood that doesn't necessarily serve a purpose could place you higher on the scale.
You're Tempted To Buy A One Way Ticket And Never Look Back
Traveling is one of the most enriching experiences in life as it allows you to expand your mid and gain perspective. It can be tempting to purchase a one-way ticket to a foreign country and leave all your worries behind.
Yet your intentions for wanting to leave aren't always to expand your horizons. Sometimes you feel like your problems are due to the fact that other people don't understand you and you just want to escape it all so you don't have to deal with any of it. After all, it seems like it's no use explaining it to them.
You Don't Shy Away From Trying New Things
It is important to try new things in life and to expand your boundaries. But no matter how much you have you can't help but wonder if the grass is greener on the other side. You're quite ambitious and always thriving for "more" even if you don't know what that is.
This sometimes hurts your relationships as you can come off as unsatisfied or hard to please. To you, you just feel like life has so much to offer and you want to get a taste of everything.
You're More Spontenous Than You Are A Planner
You don't plan anything very far in advance. You feel like your plans never go as you intended anyway. However, you often find yourself bored and since your main purpose in life is getting as many good things as you can you're always spontaneously chasing things and moments that you believe will add to your happiness.
You can't help it but you're a reactive person. When you get frustrated, get very angry very quickly and might even get into shouting matches with people. This is all part of your in-the-moment personality.
You Don't Crack Under Pressure, Even With Others Do
Making a lot of money is one of your most important goals. It's a tough world out there and you know that you got to do what you go to do to make it out on top. In fact, having the courage to do whatever it takes to succeed represents courage and a hard work ethic to you even if it means stepping on other people's toes.
So when things get hard you find it to be a waste to crack under pressure. You think those who do aren't meant to make it to the top and you view pressure as a challenge you can get past.
Love To You Is More Trouble Than It's Worth
Cheating is a blurry line to you. While you know that it's unfair to others, life seems too short to limit yourself to one person and miss out on experiencing all that everyone else has to offer. You wonder if maybe getting caught up in the moment isn't that bad as long as you don't get caught.
After all, love seems overrated to you and has a way of making everyone vulnerable to their weakness only to hurt them in the end. You prefer to keep it casual rather than commit to anything serious.
If It Helps You Succeed Then it's Justified
You sometimes find yourself admiring really clever scams and all the carefully timed tricks that pulled them off. You wonder if people fell victims to it, maybe they kind of deserved it. After all, it fascinates you how easily persuaded people are, it's all psychology and you feel like you understand.
Sometimes you tell other people what they want to hear so that they will do what you want them to do. To you, this is the way to get through life. It's the survival of the fittest.
You Make Up Your Mind Quickly In Dangerous Situations
Your mind flips like a switch. Just as quickly as you make decisions, you can change your mind. You quickly lose interest in the tasks you start when they stop serving your purpose.
You don't want to have any regrets and if that comes in the way of so-called "higher values"; then so be it. Your goal is to live life your way and to everyone else's rules ad expectations. Looking out for yourself is your top priority so sometimes that comes above thinking of other consequences. After all, if you don't take care of yourself, you wonder who else would?
Add Up Your Points
The more points you have the further down the spectrum towards being a psychopath you fall. The results are split into three categories. Either low psychopathy under 50%, or 50% percent if you're somewhere in between. Anything above 75% counts as high psychopathy.
Below 50%: you're a warm and empathetic people person who can't stand hurting others or seeing them in pain. You think of the consequences of your actions and fall very low on the spectrum.
50%: You are as logical as you are emotional. While you do care about others you acknowledge that everyone needs to take accountability for themselves. You're at a mid-point on the spectrum.
Above 75%: You are not afraid to go after what you want, even if that means stepping on people's toes. You live your life for you and unapologetically but at least you're charismatic about it. You fall pretty high on the spectrum.
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