Below are the 20 questions, which you have to answer honestly. There is no time limit, so take your time reading all the questions. These questions are related to your life experiences, behavior, and emotional expressions.
While I can not claim it is the most accurate test in the world to identify individuals with antisocial personalities, it may help in getting a step closer to a proper diagnosis, which can only be made by a mental health professional.
By taking this self-assessment, your results are stored in our database but do not worry, they are stored anonymously. We do not collect any personal information, and we use this data for research. It helps us improve the accuracy and reliability of this self-assessment.
A sociopath is a common term used to describe a person who shows traits of antisocial behavior, and in mental health, a sociopath is known as someone with an antisocial personality disorder.
When I was doing my BA in psychology, I took the screening test developed by our psychology professor, and I got a high score on the test, but I never told anyone about this.
After completing my BA in psychology in 2012, I gathered all the available information about this disorder, read a lot of books and resources, and found that my professor’s test was not accurate and only identified a few traits.
I started to read a lot of books and resources about antisocial personality disorder and started developing my own self-assessment screening test. It took me several months to develop a 20-item questionnaire.
I shared it with my colleagues and psychology teachers and received approval to publish it. In 2023, I started drdeenz and made it available online.
How this sociopath self-test can help you?
Antisocial personality screening tests can be helpful in raising awareness and identifying potential symptoms.
To be honest, self-assessment tests are not considered reliable and accurate. These tests are NOT designed to provide a definite diagnosis.
I developed this self-assessment, and it took me 5 years to get approval for public use, but it does not matter how accurate the test is, still cannot use it for self-diagnosis.
How accurate is this screening test?
As I said earlier, self-assessment tests are not considered reliable and are not designed for self-diagnosis.
They help raise awareness and can help individuals who are concerned about their behavior.
In the initial launch of this test, within a month, 4080 people took it, and we tried to get feedback from them, but unfortunately, only 1020 people participated in the survey. From this survey, our team found that 92% of participants provided a positive response. Some participants have provided a neutral response, and some of them have taken the test for fun.
What criteria are used by this sociopath test?
Every mental health professional has to follow the guidelines of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) for the diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder.
When I first started developing this assessment, I was not aware of the guidelines provided in the DSM-5, but after reading this booklet, I became aware of them. This booklet helped me a lot in preparing the questionnaire and in scoring the responses. So this test is based on the guidelines outlined by the American Psychiatric Association in the DSM-5.
What if I get a high score?
Getting a high score on this test does not guarantee you have an antisocial personality disorder. It does not mean that you definitely have an antisocial personality, but it might have identified some symptoms that might need to be evaluated by a mental health professional.
Does a low score on the test mean I don’t have ASPD?
A low score on this screening test does not necessarily mean you don’t have an antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). The test scores your responses based on how you answer the questions.
If you answered truthfully and your responses do not meet the criteria for determining sociopathic traits, then you may not have an antisocial personality disorder (ASPD).