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
- Lacking in remorse
- Charming and charismatic
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.
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