Psychopath vs. Sociopath test (10 Items)


Psychopathy and sociopathy both fall under the category of Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD). While some experts believe both terms mean the same thing, you’ll often find ‘ASPD’ and ‘sociopathy’ being used interchangeably.

Someone with ASPD engages in anti-social behavior primarily for selfish gain. Psychopaths and sociopaths comprise a small part of the population (1-4%), and men are more likely to be anti-social than women.

I prefer using the terms psychopathy and sociopathy separately because there are subtle differences between the two.

First, let’s look at the similarities between psychopaths and sociopaths. Both are:

  • Lacking in empathy
  • Prone to breaking the law
  • Aggressive
  • Selfish
  • Lacking in remorse
  • Dominant
  • Fearless
  • Narcissistic
  • Manipulative
  • Deceitful
  • Power-hungry
  • Charming and charismatic
  • Callous
  • Irresponsible

In this test, I eliminated these overlapping traits and focused on the differences to make it simpler and quicker to take.

Taking the Psychopathy vs. Sociopathy test

This test has 10 items on a 5-point scale ranging from Strongly agree to Strongly disagree. You’ll be scored separately on Psychopathy and Sociopathy.

Though you’re likely to be a psychopath (sorry) if you score higher on Psychopath (and vice versa for Sociopath), the test is not a formal diagnosis of ASPD.

Your results are only shown to you and not stored in our database.

Psychopath vs Sociopath test

1. I'm a loner, incapable of forming bonds with people.

2. I have little empathy but can form connections with family and friends.

3. My aggression level is too high.

4. I'm more likely to hurt people emotionally than physically.

5. I don't think I'm doing anything wrong when I hurt others for selfish gain.

6. I realize when I'm in the wrong but rationalize it away.

7. I lack conscience and feel no guilt.

8. I understand the difference between right and wrong.

9. When I make a decision to harm someone, a lot of thought goes into it.

10. I often hurt others as a reaction without much forethought.