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Based on the work of associate professor Michael R. Levenson, the Psychopath Test is a scientifically-validated instrument for measuring a person’s degree of psychopathy. It is widely used to assess psychopathic traits in non-institutionalized people.

Do you have psychopathic tendencies? For each of the following items, indicate how well it applies to you below.

The IDR-PST© is the property of IDR Labs International. The original research was provided by associate professor of psychology Michael R. Levenson. The IDR-PCT utilizes Levenson’s research, but is not associated with Levenson, and is not the equivalent of the Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale. The present test is in no way endorsed by, nor affiliated with, Levenson, Hare, their associates, or similar entities. No infringement is intended by the present test.

The Psychopathy Spectrum test is a widely-used index and instrument for measuring psychopathic tendencies, traits, and behaviors. The Psychopathy Spectrum test does not address all possible psychopathic orientations and does not purport to accommodate respondents who seek to trick the measure or who fall outside the normal spectrum of psychopathy. Contrary to popular belief, the Psychopathy Spectrum is not the only way of measuring psychopathy. Indeed, the output of the Psychopathy Spectrum overlaps considerably with the narcissistic, borderline, and anti-social personality styles, as found in the alternative theoretical frame utilized in psychiatric manuals, such as the DSM. To test for these styles in the DSM framework, please consult our Personality Style Test.

Although all are designed to measure psychopathic tendencies and behavior, the IDR-PST© should not be confused with other “Psychopathy Checklist Tests” as authored by alternative research organizations. However, all are professionally-designed personality tests (or inventories) meant for measuring psychopathic tendencies and behavior in relation to psychiatric dispositions in the Western world. The IDR-PST© is the property of IDR Labs International. The original research was provided by associate professor of psychology Michael R. Levenson. The authors of this online personality test are certified in the use of numerous personality tests and have worked professionally with psychometrics and personality testing. The results of our online Psychopathy Spectrum personality test are presented for educational purposes only, are provided “as-is”, and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our online personality test, please consult our Terms of Service.

The Movie Psychopath Test is an unscientific and “just for fun” personality test that will determine which of six psychopathic movie characters is your closest match. The test uses genuine psychometric items to ascertain your best fit.

Who is your movie psychopath match? For each of the following statements, indicate your level of agreement below.

The IDRlabs Movie Psychopath Test (IDR-MPT©) was developed by IDRlabs International. The fictional characters are the properties of the writers and studios who created them. No infringement is intended by the present test.

The IDRlabs Movie Psychopath Test has been developed by professionals experienced with personality and psychological assessment. The present test uses genuine psychometric items to assign users their closest character match, based on aspects of their personality.

Free online quizzes such as this are merely first glances at some aspect of your personality or psychological state. Your results will provide a clue as to your personality match with one of six movie psychopaths (Patrick Bateman, Anton Chigurh, Daniel Plainview, Miranda Priestly, Louis Bloom, and Jack). However, no assessment ever created can match your personality with total accuracy or can replace educating yourself about the relevant personality theories.

The present year (2020) marks the 20th anniversary since one of film history’s most iconic psychopaths appeared on the big screen: Patrick Bateman. The film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel American Psycho features Christian Bale playing the slick and luxury-conscious stockbroker who commits one atrocious murder after another. Despite Bateman’s cavalcade of murders, however, he is never held accountable for his actions. His social circle does not care about that since they are too focused on the internal race for status among themselves. Upon release, there were divided opinions as to whether the film was intended as horror or satire. Audiences typically reacted with either indignation or excitement when they saw it.

Film expert Per Juul Carlsen recalls the reaction to the film: “American Psycho came out in response to the yuppie environment that prevailed in the financial world at the time. Patrick Bateman was the perfect image of the money man bent on conspicuous consumption, who held back nothing in the pursuit of his wants.”

As the publishers of this free online test, we have endeavored to make the test as reliable, valid, and comprehensive as possible by subjecting the test to statistical controls and validation. Before taking our online test, please remember that the results are provided “as-is” and should not be understood to be equal to professional assessment, recommendations, or intervention of any kind. For more details about the present test or our other online psychological tests, please consult our Terms of Service.

You may be a little uncomfortable to even think that you may be psycho, but it’s actually not that uncommon. This psychopath spectrum test will reveal if you’re definitely a psychopath (high psychopath tendencies), definitely NOT a psychopath (low psychopath tendencies), or could be one (somewhere in the middle of the spectrum).

In general, you likely have a good idea of what a psychopath is. Or maybe you only know what you’ve seen on TV/films. Here’s a little breakdown, as explained by Very Well Mind:

“The term “psychopath” is used to describe someone who is callous, unemotional, and morally depraved. While the term isn’t an official mental health diagnosis, it is often used in clinical and legal settings. While psychopathy is not a diagnosis in and of itself, many of the characteristics of psychopathy overlap with symptoms of antisocial personality disorder, a broader mental health condition that is used to describe people who chronically act out and break rules. But only a small number of individuals with antisocial personality disorder are considered to be psychopaths.”

With this in mind, where do you think you stand on the psychopath spectrum? Let this quiz help you find out!

*This quiz was not professionally created, and is not meant to diagnose you, as much as it is meant to just give you a good idea. If you believe you need professional help, we advise you speak with your health provider or mental health specialist.

The questions for this quiz were inspired by questionnaires developed by Delroy Paulhus and Daniel Jones (Assessment, vol 21, p 28). Our quiz was designed solely for entertainment, and the results should not be considered a scientific measure of your personality. If you would like to learn more about Paulhus’s personality research and his serious explorations of the dark triad, read our profile “The man who studies everyday evil”. 

Words: David Robson. Artwork: Adam Proctor. Design: Edward Fairman and Oksana Khristenko.

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