Monday, January 28, 2013

The Psychopath Test

Approximately 1-4% of the human population has now been scientifically proven to be completely un-compassionate. Through MRI scans, computer simulations, and psychological experiments, it is clear that people diagnosed as Psychopaths, Sociopaths, or Narcissists are 100% selfish and un-empathetic people who have no genuine conscience, feel no genuine compassion for others and feel no genuine guilt or remorse for their wrongdoings. The key word is "genuine" because psychopaths are incredibly adept actors and may be very convincing in their lies, so convincing as to regularly pass lie-detection polygraph tests! Besides being completely selfish, conscienceless, remorseless, and expert liars, psychopaths also have many other common characteristics which provide the diagnosis for the current DSMIV psychological deviation known as Psychopathy. Below is a version of that Psychopath Test. If you suspect anyone in your life of being a psychopath try the following - For each of the 20 characteristics give a score of 0 if it does not apply, 1 if it applies somewhat, and 2 if it applies perfectly:

1) Glib and Superficial Charm: The tendency to be smooth, engaging, charming, slick, and verbally facile. Psychopathic charm is not in the least shy, self-conscious, or afraid to say anything. A psychopath never gets tongue-tied. They have freed themselves from the social conventions about taking turns in talking, for example.

2) Grandiose Self-Worth: A grossly inflated view of one's abilities and self-worth, self-assured, opinionated, cocky, a braggart. Psychopaths are arrogant people who believe they are superior human beings.

3) Need for Stimulation or Proneness to Boredom: An excessive need for novel, thrilling, and exciting stimulation; taking chances and doing things that are risky. Psychopaths often have a low self-discipline in carrying tasks through to completion because they get bored easily. They fail to work at the same job for any length of time, for example, or to finish tasks that they consider dull or routine.

4) Pathological Lying: Can be moderate or high; in moderate form, they will be shrewd, crafty, cunning, sly, and clever; in extreme form, they will be deceptive, deceitful, underhanded, unscrupulous, manipulative, and dishonest.

5) Conning and Manipulativeness: The use of deceit and deception to cheat, con, or defraud others for personal gain; distinguished from Item #4 in the degree to which exploitation and callous ruthlessness is present, as reflected in a lack of concern for the feelings and suffering of one's victims.

6) Lack of Remorse or Guilt: A lack of feelings or concern for the losses, pain, and suffering of victims; a tendency to be unconcerned, dispassionate, coldhearted, and unempathic. This item is usually demonstrated by a disdain for one's victims.

7) Shallow Affect: Emotional poverty or a limited range or depth of feelings; interpersonal coldness in spite of signs of open gregariousness.

8) Callousness and Lack of Empathy: A lack of feelings toward people in general; cold, contemptuous, inconsiderate, and tactless.

9) Parasitic Lifestyle: An intentional, manipulative, selfish, and exploitative financial dependence on others as reflected in a lack of motivation, low self-discipline, and inability to begin or complete responsibilities.

10) Poor Behavioral Controls: Expressions of irritability, annoyance, impatience, threats, aggression, and verbal abuse; inadequate control of anger and temper; acting hastily.

11) Promiscuous Sexual Behavior: A variety of brief, superficial relations, numerous affairs, and an indiscriminate selection of sexual partners; the maintenance of several relationships at the same time; a history of attempts to sexually coerce others into sexual activity or taking great pride at discussing sexual exploits or conquests.

12) Early Behavior Problems: A variety of behaviors prior to age 13, including lying, theft, cheating, vandalism, bullying, sexual activity, fire-setting, glue-sniffing, alcohol use, and running away from home.

13) Lack of Realistic, Long-Term Goals: An inability or persistent failure to develop and execute long-term plans and goals; a nomadic existence, aimless, lacking direction in life.

14) Impulsivity: The occurrence of behaviors that are unpremeditated and lack reflection or planning; inability to resist temptation, frustrations, and urges; a lack of deliberation without considering the consequences; foolhardy, rash, unpredictable, erratic, and reckless.

15) Irresponsibility: Repeated failure to fulfill or honor obligations and commitments; such as not paying bills, defaulting on loans, performing sloppy work, being absent or late to work, failing to honor contractual agreements.

16) Failure to Accept Responsibility for Own Actions: A failure to accept responsibility for one's actions reflected in low conscientiousness, an absence of dutifulness, antagonistic manipulation, denial of responsibility, and an effort to manipulate others through this denial.

17) Many Short-Term Marital Relationships: A lack of commitment to a long-term relationship reflected in inconsistent, undependable, and unreliable commitments in life, including marital.

18) Juvenile Delinquency: Behavior problems between the ages of 13-18; mostly behaviors that are crimes or clearly involve aspects of antagonism, exploitation, aggression, manipulation, or a callous, ruthless tough-mindedness.

19) Revocation of Condition Release: A revocation of probation or other conditional release due to technical violations, such as carelessness, low deliberation, or failing to appear.

20) Criminal Versatility: A diversity of types of criminal offenses, regardless if the person has been arrested or convicted for them; taking great pride at getting away with crimes.

If someone scores a 30 or higher on this test they are almost certainly a Psychopath. To learn more about this psychological scourge on humanity, read the following articles and watch the below linked documentary entitled Psychopath, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.


John W. Ratcliff said...

This is a perfect description of Ron L. Hubbard.

Anonymous said...

I grew up with a psychopath, and they sure can make your life very miserable. My childhood dream of owning the complete collection of children's series of books was achieved, thru my own efforts.
I carried these books around with me, paid for their storage and transport, only to have this psychopath family member get rid of most. This was a $10,000 collection which took me a good 15+ years to put together, only to have it taken away.

This is just one small fraction of what this psychopath has done to me, abused me verbally (telling me to die every day of my childhood, even til now but less frequently), psychologically, driven away friends by constantly calling THEM, turning my siblings against me with all the "wrongs" i had did to HER, abused me financially, tried to have me abused sexually as a young teen by leaving me alone with her "friend" even after i told her he was touching me inappropriately.

This book collection disposal is just about the last straw.

Eric Dubay said...

Hi Anonymous, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. That is textbook psychopathic behavior. They find what you love the most (your $10,000 15-year book collection) and destroy it. That way they assert their power and control over you... showing you that they are the absolute authority in your life. They will never change or feel genuine remorse or guilt for such wrong-doings either. Once you have identified a psychopath in your life, the best and only way to adequately deal with them is NCEA - No Contact Ever Again! They will usually stalk you and obsessively cling to you if you try to cut them off, but stay vigilant and eventually they will give up in search of easier prey.

Anonymous said...

thx eric,

unfortunately, the psychopath gave birth to me, and even when i moved to to my own ranch, or out of state, this psychopath sends her contacts to find me, come knocking on my door, emailing me to give a report back to her.

this psychopath left my 8 yr sister and i (11 yr) alone for a month while she cavorted with a married man (my uncle) overseas for ONE MONTH. i took care of my sister and i for part of the summer STAYING IN THE HOUSE with another uncle checking on us once a week. so she leaves us without any concern.
also, when i was around 6-8 years old, she would take us shopping, leave me in the store, and i was the one who had to go looking for her. many a times i went the service desk to have them page her. NOW, she claims i ignore my kids (been with my youngest 24/7), and she REPORTED me to my child's school about not giving him dr's orders for antibiotics, to which the school called the social worker to come to our home to talk to me. they wanted to talk to the psychopath to get her rerpot also, but she wouldnt do so.

BUT once i started to become independent, moved out, she starts calling me every hour at work, and if i dont pick up the phone, she calls the operator who then dials my number. just to remind me i better do my taxes, i better graduate from college, i better get married, i should have kids. calling me from 7am to 12midnight.
and i stopped picking up my phone, then she told everyone i never pickup my phone or return calls.

then a few months ago, i questioned her about where my books went, and she attacked me--about to punch me in the face when i held up my hand and she dug her nails into it.
i told her i'm taking pictures, and she did this to my young son years ago under her care when he returned to me with gouges around his nose & mouth--which looked like fingernail curved cuts, and she lied and said my son fell from the piano.
but she turned the story around, probably fearing i was going to turn her into the police, so she went to my brother and told him that I was the one who hit her, so he came all angry at me.

i know we cant live together, but as soon as i move out again, she will, like you said, stalk me by sending her contacts who are in my area to come over because i "need" help.

so, i feel the best way is for me to stay with her so she can know absolutely where i am at all times :)

Eric Dubay said...

so, i feel the best way is for me to stay with her so she can know absolutely where i am at all times :)

That's a fake smiley face at the end there, and your final sentence was very discouraging. The answer to your psychopathic mother problem is not to play ultra-victim and be her 24/7 house slave. That is giving them exactly what they want: Absolute control over your life.

If she leaves her young children alone for a month, sleeps with married men, throws away your most prized possessions, verbally, financially, sexually and physically abuses you and your son, constantly lies, harasses and stalks you then I know this is difficult to hear but, your mother does not love you. Psychopaths are incapable of love or feeling any selfless emotions. They are 100% selfish and only interested in manipulating and controlling you for their own purposes.

You need to make a clean break, leave town/state, change your phone number, and keep her out of your life. Psychopaths will never understand or appreciate boundaries or moderation. You can't just "kind of escape" them. You must fully cut them off from your life and get a restraining order if they find you.

Please do not fall into the Stockholm Syndrome trap of thinking, "the best way is for me to stay with her so she can know absolutely where i am at all times." This is not "the best way" for anything except to make yourself a complete and total ultra-slave-victim of someone who treats you like shit.

It is your life and you have the right to be happy and independent, free from this kind of disgusting abuse and harassment.

Anonymous said...

i was being twistedly wry because i know she will stalk me, and believe me, it CREEPS me out.
i'm just dealing with it now because of my situation where it was best to move back as my belongings are still at her place, and i wanted to sell the rest of my stuff.

i've only had to move back in due to my having lost my home, car, and sales have greatly slowed, and i've been self-employed for so long i dont have a "steady" employed/slave occupation, so i'm not as hireable as the youngsters these days.
so, i've been putting up with it, i dont talk to her--she's the one who initiates "conversations" or more like accusations and demands in order to egg me into a conversation with her.

i've lived apart from her for a large portion of my life, and i've learned long ago, she does not or cannot love unconditionally. my brother is a good marketing tool for her to get money out of her own mother and mother-in-law (when they were alive) as males are the treasured gender, and she would say my brother needs money to go to school, or a new apartment building.

she has always wanted me out of the house (and probably her life because she disliked having to "care" for a dependent, taking away her freedom), but everytime i leave, she then stalks me, talks to the people i'm staying with, makes them feel sorry for her (she starts to tear up as if i dont want to be around her, well, its true), and just gives me a creepy icky feeling when she shows up.

i dont think i have Stockholm Syndrome, because i feel so much happier and free when i'm away from her, and just longing to get out of there as soon as possible. i had long escaped into my book world as a child, and my arts, and crafts and inventions. the best compliment i ever got from her was that she didnt know where i got my art aptitude but that i have "a LITTLE talent". but my successes in life were all her doing because she prayed for my success (which was also a self-confirmation that God is on her side and abides by her wishes), and not by my own endeavors. while of course, throughout my life telling me what a lazy, stupid, worthless idiot

well, somebody out there must be enjoying some vintage Three Investigators, Nancy Drews, Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins, Black Stallions, Cherry Ames, Tom Swift,Tarzan, Happy Hollisters, Brains Benton, Encyclopedia Brown, Helen Fuller Orton, Enid Blyton, Ruth Arthur, and Biggles (the author who is undoubtedly one of best writers out there) to name a few. I had planned on retiring, on a nice sandy beach, and just reading all my books one after the other. Most I hadnt even had time to read as I was always working to pay the bills!

Eric Dubay said...

Ha, okay, well that's good to hear. I thought that last bit didn't jive with everything else you were saying! :) The children of psychopaths often develop Stockholm Syndrome and end up spending their lives being a mental/emotional/physical slave to their psycho parent. I just wanted to make sure that's not what was happening to you. It sounds like you've come to peace with the fact that your mother has no true "love" (as the term is commonly understood) for you. My recommendation is still the same however, that you should find a way to leave that house ASAP or else risk get sucked deeper into her parasitic psycho vortex... ever seen Michael Tsarion's Psychic Vampirism site?

Anonymous said...

i've heard of him and read bits & pieces here and there, but i'll check it out.

psychopaths; they cant live without themselves, and they cant live with themselves

that's what i've concluded.
and also, i more convinced there is an other entity residing next to their souls--if that entity hadnt already kicked their souls out. that's why they induce so much trauma into kids--to boot out their original souls so a dark entity can take up the reigns.

much like Plankton in Spongebob riding in Spongebob's brain:


maybe psychopaths have a little plankton in their brain--logded into the microfilia

Anonymous said...

i meant "microtubules" (not microfilia)

the chemtrails here this weekend were so thick you can cut a tetrahedron out of it!

Anonymous said...

My father is a psychopath, and it took me a long time to figure that out. When I was younger I thought he was just a drunk because he fit the tab perfectly for the typical "white trash" hardcore alcoholic/drug abusers that are encouraged by violent heavy metal music. I remember when I was young, maybe 12 or 11, I started to notice all his friends were just typical white trash wife beaters and dope heads. My mother would run them off. I can't ever ever remember my dad having any "normal" friends that didn't act like teenagers and do dumb stuff. I grew up in that atmosphere. The "normal" people like ones that went to church and were nice, they were considered the enemy. He was very very anti-religion growing up, and totally despised anyone that believed in bible. Even me when I started to open my mind up to things.

I was pretty much raised to be a guitar player by him, since he played too but his ego always got the best of him, and that's why he never made it with bands. He was even jealous of me as a kid when I first started out! I've been playing since I was 13, and I'm more of a hardcore Blues/R&B player than anything (He hates that music with a passion) and you can believe the jealousy has multiplied big time over the years. It used to really bug me as a kid, but when I got older, I just shrugged it off. He always was a know-it-all that loved to correct you "no no you're doing this wrong, no no you need to play like this". This was why he never could jam with anyone, and when he did jam with people that weren't strung out drunks or dope heads, and actually could play and took it seriously, he loved to argue with them and tell them how they couldn't play worth a damn, just like he has loved telling me, even though I've actually learned how to play, and didn't go drink a bunch of beers and start playing and think I'm some bad ass like he used to do. I actually sat down and worked with stuff like Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King, Jeff Beck, etc. I took the guitar seriously and was never looking at it as a "I'm so great, I'm so...". I'm not the best guitar player in the world, I do it for fun. It's not for impressing people.

You grow up in a house where you see your father right in front of you with the foulest mouth you can imagine calling your mother every name in the book, it's going to effect you growing up....but according to him, he's some angel who never did anything wrong, and she brainwashed us. I quit listening to heavy metal music mostly because of him, and how I noticed that it was so negative, and he is nothing but a negative person.

I think negative people are drawn to negative music though.....Just like a happy spirited person is going to listen to something up lifting. Someone negative is going to want to hear songs of violence and hatred. I've actually been writing an article on this the last few days. Seeing this post made me want to pick back up on it. If anyone wants to read my blogs they are here

I hope I am not coming off as a spammer trying to advertise around your blog. If it bothers you, please delete my comments. I don't want to cause you any stress or discomfort.

Eric Dubay said...

Thanks for sharing about your father. My fiance's father scored an "extreme psychopath" (35+) on the test, he is also a "musician" and used to force her to sing for his albums for free and abused her if she refused. He has never shown an ounce of remorse or guilt for the huge list of horrendous things he's done to her and her mother (after 30+ years the mother is still too scared to leave him because when she tries to stalks, abuses and threatens to kill her). His energy is so dark that just sitting near him makes me want to vomit. We have completely cut him off and neither of us ever sees him on purpose. He is the worst parent and worst human being I have ever known, absolutely makes me sick.

Anonymous said...

I used to throw the word "psychopath" around, until I dated one. He scores easily 36 on this scale, if not more. Serious trouble with the law, manipulative, controlling, verbally abusive, parasitic, cruelty without remorse. I was very very damaged afterwards. He still tries to contact me, he even begs for me back. I consider myself a smart person, but I was going through a really bad time in my life. I think he sensed my weakness. I am lucky it isn't a family member, I can't even imagine. I read that book, The Sociopath Next Door. It's scary. Love the blog E!
- West Coast

Eric Dubay said...

Thanks West Coast :)

Unknown said...

Eric, excellent discussion you have going here - thank you for posting and encouraging awareness about psychopaths.

Eric Dubay said...

Thanks Eli, I see you're also helping raise awareness about this issue! Keep up the good work spreading the good word :) Peace

Anonymous said...

I hate to hear that about your fiance's father, sounds just like my psychopathic father. Sorry for the so late response.

What gets me is my father would go around and brag about my guitar playing to people he worked with on the job. It always made me feel so weird, when they would walk up to me and tell me something like "Your old man does nothing but brag about you! He says you can do the Hendrix tricks!". I always would look at them bewildered and shocked by this. He tells them all stories about how he's some saint, but around the family, the mask comes off.

I don't know how to react when I meet one of his work friends from his job and they tell me how he sounds so great. I really don't know how to react to that. The people that know me well, and know how he "plays music" do not believe the bullshit about him 'teaching his son how to play'. Thank god for that.

The last time this happened, I asked his work friend. "Oh did he tell you how much he hates how I play 'nigger music' and tell you how he always told me that my guitar playing sucks because I play like some stupid black kid?". The guy's jaw dropped and he looked at me shocked.

He did not teach me how to play guitar. As a "musician" he never could play an entire song all the way through. He's been playing the few riffs of a few Metallica and Dio songs for the last 25 years. Also soloing? LOL he don't know the meaning of that. It sounds like chaos, all out of key and random stuff. Quite pathetic for someone that is a "genius that knows everything about music".

The hilarious story about him "teaching his son how to play" can be summed up like this; you play this, you play that. From day one all did was scream at me and cuss me down because I couldn't play fast enough as a beginner. I also can't touch the totally screwed up philosophy that music has to be all loud and chaotic like 90% of heavy metal. His theory on music is just that, the Metal is all that matters, Blues, Jazz, R&B is "not for white people, that's nigger shit". Oh and you can't listen to Dance or New Wave unless "your a gay homo freak".

I taught myself how to play guitar, he did not teach me. I can actually play songs all the way through, and I know quite a lot of soloing styles that I worked countless hours to achieve. I didn't do this to impress people and brag about being a guitar God.
I am really just an average guy. The music releases me, and it is my "escape" from pain. That is exactly why I moved to Blues as a teenager. I could feel the pain in many, many of those songs. Like I told his work buddy, when I first started playing Blues, it was blasphemy to him. After I started really playing that stuff, and mastering that sound, he became extremely racist towards blacks.
I also have a real love for Dance music, yes I said it. That is also blasphemy to him, it made me into a "confused little boy that is turning into a fag" according to him. Some of the best keyboard players ever came from New Wave music. I have a deep respect for many of them in that genre that were creative.

So for him to want to brag about teaching me how to play, I tell the people that now. It's all BS. If he was so great at teaching me, why on Earth did I have to learn on my own? I didn't learn a thing about soloing until I bought a BB King album.

I have a hard time even listening to Heavy Metal now that I am a grown adult, and it is because of him and that entire "heavy metal lifestyle". The really angry stuff with the profanity and violent lyrics bring back painful memories of him. I actually got rid of most of my old childhood Metal albums because of this.

Anonymous said...

My older brother is a psychopath and I had to cut all links, even sacrificing the links with my whole family, I rarely even speak to my mother which is the person manipulated by him.

Then I feel suspicious about buying what science says about it. Its not a black & white thing, there is a range of gray in the middle. I am a gnostic and I think that psychopathy is just how much asleep our divine spark is, in some cases it appears that the spiritual spark is totally absent or asleep beyond any hope.

Then usually the so called psychopaths think that they are beyond any belief system, that somehow they're trascendent, and it is totally bullshit, they are sad puppets of materialism and narcisism and they often identify with nietzche/osho moral-nihilism types which is a belief or doctrine like any other, somehow they understood the cruel nature of the world at a very tender age and they decided to surrender and sell their souls right away, they are essentially cowards.

Alexander said...

I am skeptical of pop science labeling anyone that's giving the middle finger to a job - which is a form of mind control - a psychopath. I think anybody that doesn't want to sign contracts or any other bullshit is probably aware of how bad the system is.