Sociopath Test: Do You Show Signs of Antisocial Personality Disorder?

By: Denis Priesnov
Updated: 3 months ago
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A sociopath is not a diagnosis. This is the term that is widely used in relation to a person with an antisocial personality disorder. It falls under a Cluster B personality disorder group that comprises the following four groups:

  • antisocial personality disorder
  • borderline personality disorder
  • narcissistic personality disorder
  • histrionic personality disorder
This cluster is generally characterized by dramatic and unpredictable thinking and behavior. There are some common patterns for two or more groups usually. Thus, lack of empathy and disregard for consequences are the main indicators of two disorders of this group.

Borderline Personality Disorder

This diagnosis is characterized by a fragile self-image, self-harm tendencies, a sense of unworthiness, etc.

A borderline personality disorder is often accompanied by substance abuse, depression, and eating disorders. Sadly, many patients with this diagnosis pass away because of suicide.

Histrionic Personality Disorder

This type of personality disorder is characterized by an increased need for attention and recognition. People with such a diagnosis are often believed to be simply dramatic by the surrounding people. This disorder is 4 times more likely to be diagnosed in women.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Many people know the intricacies of the term narcissist but usually use it superstitiously towards anyone self-serving. When, in fact, it can be a complex mental diagnosis of an exaggerated sense of self-importance, to the extent of manipulating others and struggling with empathy. This is a severe real-life diagnosis, not a Greek myth for entertainment. A narcissist can pose a threat to people nearby.

Antisocial Personality Disorder 

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The topic of this sociopath test. This is where the term sociopath can be used, alongside a similar term psychopath. Some people will use them interchangeably, but there is a distinct line between the two.

In general, antisocial personality disorder covers such patterns

  • lack of empathy
  • lack of remorse and guilt
  • disregard for social norms and laws
  • the inability to form meaningful long-term relationships
  • constant manipulation and lying
  • extensive history of conduct problems by the age of 15
An American mental health expert Dr. Ramani distinguishes the two terms in the following way.

Born and Acquired

As a rule of thumb, patients that would be called psychopathic are born this way. Whether it's a hereditary condition or not, the area of their brain responsible for arousal (fight or flight, increased heartbeat, exhilaration, goosebumps, etc.) is not working the way a healthy brain does. It can be turned on for a short time, but it does not act instinctively.

People who we'd call sociopaths are more likely to acquire the condition in response to the environmental influence and abuse. They may have instinctual arousal responses, but they are extremely weak.
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Hot and Cold

Another essential distinction between the two types is in their reactivity.

Sociopaths are hot-headed and react instantly. They react impulsively, not even thinking about how it will affect others.

Psychopaths are more cold-minded and calculating. They will be your perfect charming neighbor or a boss "shark." They are often charismatic and know to hide under a mask of "mentally healthy" by imitating the responses that society expects from them. Inside, they are lying, manipulating, calculating, and power-seeking. This is your perfect CEO.

So, if you are here, interested in this sociopathy test, there is a good chance that you are not a clinical case of antisocial disorder or are here for fun (and even may take pride in their "superiority").

Sociopath Test: Do You Show Signs of Antisocial Personality Disorder? Questions

sociopath quiz Do you tend to keep your lifelong acquaintances away from your partners?
  • yes, they know too much

  • I prefer to keep my partner away from them

  • no, I always introduce them

sociopath quiz How often do you lie to people?
  • all the time

  • very often

  • from time to time

  • rarely

sociopath quiz Can you go seamlessly switch back and forth between being a "good" citizen on public and into a more "grey area" at home?
  • yes, I can put on and off my public mask easily

  • no, I find it hard but it is possible

  • no, it's very hard for me

  • I don't have such drastic distinction

sociopath quiz How good are you at lying?
  • I'm perfect, my ies are flawless

  • pretty decent

  • I have to try hard to lie perfectly

  • I'm awful at that

sociopath quiz Were you a troubled child?
  • yes, I was often in touble for "bad behavior" as a child/teen

  • yes, I had problem but they are long gone now

  • no, I was an average decent kid

sociopath quiz When you do something bad, do you feel remorse?
  • what d you mean "bad?"everything I do is okay

  • I know that is bad, but I don't feel remorse

  • yes, sure

sociopath quiz When you do something in your favor, do you think about who may be hurt?
  • yes

  • no

sociopath quiz Choose your style of behavior:
  • hot and reactive

  • cold and calculating

  • well-balanced

sociopath quiz Do you have a steady sustained career?
  • yes

  • no

sociopath quiz Can you easily determine a person's vulnerability?
  • yes

  • not always

  • no

sociopath quiz Have you ever had long-lasting relationship? (over a year or two)
  • yes

  • yes, but they were ostly beneicial for me

  • hardly any long-lasting

sociopath quiz Would you consider your childhood happy and fulfilling?
  • yes, I had a great childhood

  • it was okay, nothing special

  • no, I had a difficult unhappy childhood

sociopath quiz Would you say that you attain self-esteem from power?
  • yes

  • I do, but I won't say it

  • no

  • my self-esteem issues are too complex to be determined by power alone

sociopath quiz Do you have narcissistic tendencies?
  • a few probably, e=yes

  • I'm not sure, I hope no

  • no,

sociopath quiz What would you do to get social advantage?
  • plan, stay smart, and do the things I have to do

  • everything possible and impossible

  • anything I can do while conformating to the rules mostly

sociopath quiz When you decide on how to react to the situation and what to do, do you stop to think of the consequences of your decision aside from personal gain?
  • yes

  • no

sociopath quiz Do you feel adoration, tenderness, and "awwww" when you watch animal clips?
  • yes, they are so cute and adorable

  • not always, only if there's something really-really cute

  • no, I'm hardly affected

sociopath quiz Are you prone to take risks without a second thought?
  • yes, often

  • sometimes

  • no, I do that very rarely

aspd Have you ever been diagnosed with a conduct disorder?
  • yes

  • no

sociopath quiz Do you believe that you my have an antisocial personality disorder?
  • I know I have it, I'm here for fun

  • I suspect I may have

  • no

sociopath quiz Have you ever maintained a friendly relationship with a coworker on public but secretly stabbing their back?
  • yes, more than once

  • just once

  • if I'm going to "stabb a person," I am not friendly with them

  • never

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