Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#41  Postby Strontium Dog » Aug 24, 2014 3:53 pm

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Strontium Dog wrote:42


Was that supposed to be an answer?


It's the answer to everything. It's also my score on the test.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#42  Postby DougC » Aug 24, 2014 4:44 pm

kennyc wrote:
DougC wrote:Channel 4 test to see if you are a psychopath.

I got 36%


We're TWINS!

Sooo, together we are 72%. We must NEVER meet. :grin:
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#43  Postby Varangian » Aug 24, 2014 7:03 pm

DougC wrote:
kennyc wrote:
DougC wrote:Channel 4 test to see if you are a psychopath.

I got 36%


We're TWINS!

Sooo, together we are 72%. We must NEVER meet. :grin:


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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#44  Postby Ironclad » Aug 24, 2014 7:24 pm

So then, I'm teh craziest fucker at RatSkep. Do I cry or laugh like a maniac :dunno:
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#45  Postby kiore » Aug 24, 2014 7:25 pm

61%..
Though your conscience is in the right place you also have a pragmatic streak and generally aren’t afraid to do your own dirty work! You’re no shrinking violet - but no daredevil either. You generally have little trouble seeing things from another person’s perspective but, at the same time, are no pushover. ‘Everything in moderation – including moderation’ might sum up your approach to life.


Think this test has underrated me if anything, daredevil is probably closer the mark.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#46  Postby Emmeline » Aug 24, 2014 7:41 pm

I got 45%
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#47  Postby campermon » Aug 24, 2014 7:44 pm

I answered the questions in the way what the man would think that I am normil.

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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#48  Postby Clive Durdle » Aug 24, 2014 7:52 pm

felltoearth wrote:24%.:(


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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#49  Postby Evolving » Aug 24, 2014 8:00 pm

Only four people in this thread had a score that wasn't divisible by three, and all of them scored above 50%.

Not that it's remotely important, but I suspect the test scores generally in bites of three points, but there are other effects which occur occasionally (discounts and premiums), and they are more likely to occur the more often the three points have been awarded.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#50  Postby Evolving » Aug 24, 2014 8:06 pm

So do we now look at our fellow Ratskeps and think "yep, that sounds right" or "good grief, you're a dark horse!"
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#51  Postby Animavore » Aug 24, 2014 8:11 pm

100%


I cheated.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#52  Postby Evolving » Aug 24, 2014 8:14 pm

Yep, that sounds right.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#53  Postby tuco » Aug 24, 2014 8:21 pm

kiore wrote:
All internet tests need to be taken with a pinch of salt IMO.


Shall I understand it, in context of the question I asked earlier, that non-internet tests not need to be? I do not care about fun internet test, after all this thread is in Psychology & Neuroscience not Social & Fun, I care about nature of these tests.

edit: from time to time we get to read about aggressive cops, prison guards, soldiers etc do they take these tests, without a pinch of salt?
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#54  Postby The_Piper » Aug 24, 2014 8:36 pm

I think the most famous one is called the Hare Psychopathy Checklist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathy_Checklist
There's criticism of it, but I don't know enough to comment about that in a meaningful way.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#55  Postby tuco » Aug 24, 2014 8:41 pm

Thanks The_Piper. I realize I cannot demand answers from anyone, just was hoping there are people with insight who frequent this board who would be willing to shed some light on the issue, to educate others.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#56  Postby Calilasseia » Aug 24, 2014 8:42 pm

My score: 27%

The blurb below said this:

You are warm and empathic with a heightened awareness of social responsibility and a strong sense of conscience. You like to carefully weigh up the pros and cons of a situation before you act and are generally averse to taking risks. You are very much a ‘people person’ and dislike conflict. ‘Do unto others…’ are your watchwords. But, although you avoid hurting others, those residing at the higher end of the psychopathic spectrum might not be as considerate, so stay vigilant to avoid being hurt unnecessarily.


I am, however, somewhat dismayed to discover that my love of tropical fish purportedly places me alongside all the axe murderers and bonus bankers. Sigh. Why is a liking for anything outside the usual "cute and cuddly" spectrum considered strange or suspicious? Indeed, entomologists are some of the least dangerous people I know ... :)

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Emmeline wrote:I got 45%


Fucking hell, now that was an unexpected result!

As for the nature of these tests, the authors thereof did provide disclaimers about the robustness and utility value of the online test. If it was that easy to produce a clinically robust diagnostic tool, do you think we would be paying the relevant clinicians the sums of money we do?

The reason doctors in any medical field are expensive, is because [1] it takes a minimum of 7 years to train them, to the standard where they can be safely deployed on real patients; [2] the body of knowledge they need to master is enormous, and still growing year on year; [3] there are numerous areas where particularly diligent care is needed, in order to separate out differential diagnoses, in some cases areas where making the wrong diagnosis is dangerous; [4] specialisation requires additional training on top of the 7 year standard MD course, and adds to both the expense of producing the specialist in the first place, and the continued hiring thereof.

This was one of the reasons why, when I attended a recruitment seminar for a company in 1998, I was really impressed by the fact that they had, as part of their staff, a full time tenured business psychologist. Because this is an expense few can afford or justify. It should come as no surprise that the company in question was in the aerospace & defence business, where incomes are huge.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#57  Postby Evolving » Aug 24, 2014 8:48 pm

Calilasseia wrote:...my love of tropical fish purportedly places me alongside all the axe murderers and bonus bankers...


That was pure speculation on my part; may not be the case at all!

My favourite animal wasn't even included (dolphin).
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#58  Postby Evolving » Aug 24, 2014 8:50 pm

campermon wrote:I answered the questions in the way what the man would think that I am normil.

:teef:


So what idea of the Normal do people have who work for the Man?
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#59  Postby Calilasseia » Aug 24, 2014 8:51 pm

Oh, by the way, be prepared for lots of fun and games if you run the "who's the greatest psychopath" test on the same page. :)
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#60  Postby The_Piper » Aug 24, 2014 9:08 pm

tuco wrote:Thanks The_Piper. I realize I cannot demand answers from anyone, just was hoping there are people with insight who frequent this board who would be willing to shed some light on the issue, to educate others.

My pleasure. There are a few posters here who might have some comments. Shrunk comes to mind, he's a shrink.
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Calilasseia wrote:...my love of tropical fish purportedly places me alongside all the axe murderers and bonus bankers...


That was pure speculation on my part; may not be the case at all!

My favourite animal wasn't even included (dolphin).

Those questions were for their own comparisons and won't affect the test score. But kitten was a no brainer for me, seeing as there were no sciurids on the list. :dopey:
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