This quiz can’t replace a clinical diagnosis. Remember that sociopath is not a clinical diagnosis but rather a term for antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). If you believe you might have ASPD or another condition after taking this test, consider reaching out to a qualified professional about your symptoms.
Sociopath is a pop-culture term used to describe someone living with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), but this term is not considered an actual disorder.
Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is a mental health condition — a personality disorder in cluster B — that features a pattern of behavior characterized by a persistent disregard for how others feel. Other symptoms of ASPD include a lack of empathy and neglect of social rules and social norms.
If you think you may have ASPD, this quiz can serve as a starting point for determining whether what you’re experiencing are symptoms of this condition and whether an evaluation by a mental health professional might be beneficial.
This short, free antisocial personality disorder test is meant for anyone who thinks they may benefit from an evaluation for ASPD.
The statements in this quiz can help you figure out whether you might need the support of a mental health professional for the symptoms you’ve been experiencing.
A therapist can also help you determine if your issues may be a symptom of a different mental health condition and recommend a treatment plan if necessary.
This online screening tool is based on the symptoms of antisocial personality disorder listed in the DSM-5. But it’s not intended to be a diagnostic tool. It will not guarantee that you may be diagnosed with ASPD.
Only a licensed mental health professional or trained medical doctor can give you a diagnosis and help you figure out the next best steps for you.
If you think a partner, friend, or family member may be living with ASPD, you can take this quiz on behalf of them as well.
Keep in mind that the results may not be as accurate because they’re based on your perception of them and not their direct personal experience.
How does a sociopath act?
People with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) may show signs of irritability, irresponsibility, persistent lying, using charm to manipulate others, arrogance, and acting impulsively, among other symptoms. Everyone experiences personality disorders differently, so one person with ASPD may behave differently than another.
What is the test for a sociopath?
To receive an antisocial personality disorder diagnosis, you’ll receive a series of mental health evaluations by a trained professional. If you’re curious about whether or not you may have sociopathic tendencies or live with ASPD, consider speaking with a therapist or doctor to learn more. In the meantime, you can take a free online test like this one.
Is antisocial personality disorder treatable?
Yes, you can manage antisocial personality disorder. Your first step to treating ASPD is receiving a diagnosis by undergoing evaluations with a professional. Once you receive a diagnosis, you can work together with a doctor or therapist to come up with a treatment plan of therapy, medication, or other options that are best for you.
Can a sociopath fall in love?
Yes, people who live with ASPD can and do fall in love. Like other human beings, they’re capable of building bonds and being in romantic relationships. But they may experience unique challenges in relationships or use love in different, more selfish ways.
Which is worse, psychopath or sociopath?
There is no hierarchy of mental health conditions. A person’s mental health and related behaviors may impact individuals in unique ways, but being a “psychopath” or “sociopath” is neither good nor bad. This language can be stigmatizing and cause harm to loved ones and people diagnosed with ASPD.