Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

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Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#1  Postby DougC » Aug 23, 2014 11:36 pm

Channel 4 test to see if you are a psychopath.

I got 36%
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#2  Postby kennyc » Aug 24, 2014 12:00 am

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

I got 36%


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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#3  Postby monkeyboy » Aug 24, 2014 12:41 am

64%, no surprises
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#4  Postby igorfrankensteen » Aug 24, 2014 2:14 am

42%. I'm boring yet again, I see.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#6  Postby igorfrankensteen » Aug 24, 2014 2:52 am

One of the things to note about the test, is that the authors essentially view EVERYONE as being psychopaths, and that it's a matter of degree which decides whether to categorize you as a Hitler type, or something else. Apparently all of us here so far, are in the large middle area, where we are neither interesting, nor dangerous.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#8  Postby laklak » Aug 24, 2014 4:16 am

64%. Hardly even interesting.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#9  Postby KeenIdiot » Aug 24, 2014 5:05 am

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#10  Postby felltoearth » Aug 24, 2014 5:17 am

24%. I'll never be rich or rule the world :(
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#11  Postby KeenIdiot » Aug 24, 2014 5:22 am

Makes you a bleeding heart lib.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#12  Postby Ihavenofingerprints » Aug 24, 2014 6:24 am

On average, I think psychopaths would score the lowest in this test, while honest people would score the highest.

As if any psychopath is going to admit to bullying people and externalizing blame, they don't even know they do it, that is their problem in the first place!
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#13  Postby smudge » Aug 24, 2014 6:38 am

18%. Should I be happy or sad about it?!
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#14  Postby I'm With Stupid » Aug 24, 2014 7:23 am

30%. Why is your favourite animal relevant?
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#15  Postby I'm With Stupid » Aug 24, 2014 7:24 am

smudge wrote:18%. Should I be happy or sad about it?!


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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#16  Postby Evolving » Aug 24, 2014 7:41 am

Smudge beat me by six. I hate him and will work implacably for his destruction.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#17  Postby minininja » Aug 24, 2014 7:44 am

I'm With Stupid wrote:30%. Why is your favourite animal relevant?

It's not, those bits were extra questions afterwards to find out the demographics of psychopaths. So apparently more psychopaths tend to prefer piranhas to kittens, and tend to read the financial times rather than the Guardian.

I got 21%.
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#18  Postby Evolving » Aug 24, 2014 7:50 am

Sure? It seemed to make sense to me to distinguish between people who like animals you can interact with, like a puppy or a kitten, and those who prefer fish, for instance.

Can't really imagine anyone's favourite animal genuinely being a piranha. Maybe ticking that option leads to the conclusion, "You're not taking this seriously"!
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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#19  Postby smudge » Aug 24, 2014 8:36 am

I'm With Stupid wrote:
smudge wrote:18%. Should I be happy or sad about it?!


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Hmm...
But I'm a notoriously stroppy bastard!

My take was that the test measured manipulativeness vs empathy. Or perhaps it's just bollocks!


Evolving wrote:Smudge beat me by six. I hate him and will work implacably for his destruction.


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Re: Your place on the psychopathic spectrum

#20  Postby tuco » Aug 24, 2014 8:41 am

Is it nature of tests like this one being predictable? I mean its not that difficult to get the result I want.
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