Triarchic Psychopathy Measure Screening

This information should not be used to diagnose or treat. It is not meant to take the place of consultation with a healthcare professional. If you have concerns, you should contact your healthcare provider for a screening.
Please read each statement and decide how well it describes you. Mark an answer for each statement. Do not leave any statement unrated.

    Please select the gender of the person being evaluated.**

    ** If 'other' is selected, you will receive a raw score but not a percentile score or risk category, which are gender-specific.

    1. I’m optimistic more often than not.

    2. How other people feel is important to me.

    3. I often act on immediate needs.

    4. I have no strong desire to parachute out of an airplane.

    5. I've often missed things I promised to attend.

    6. I would enjoy being in a high-speed chase.

    7. I am well-equipped to deal with stress.

    8. I don’t mind if someone I dislike gets hurt.

    9. My impulsive decisions have caused problems with loved ones.

    10. I get scared easily.

    11. I sympathize with others’ problems.

    12. I have missed work without bothering to call in.

    13. I'm a born leader.

    14. I enjoy a good physical fight.

    15. I jump into things without thinking.

    16. I have a hard time making things turn out the way I want.

    17. I return insults.

    18. I've gotten in trouble because I missed too much school.

    19. I have a knack for influencing people.

    20. It doesn’t bother me to see someone else in pain.

    21. I have good control over myself.

    22. I function well in new situations, even when unprepared.

    23. I enjoy pushing people around sometimes.

    24. I have taken money from someone's purse or wallet without asking.

    25. I don't think of myself as talented.

    26. I taunt people just to stir things up.

    27. People often abuse my trust.

    28. I'm afraid of far fewer things than most people.

    29. I don't see any point in worrying if what I do hurts someone else.

    30. I keep appointments I make.

    31. I often get bored quickly and lose interest.

    32. I can get over things that would traumatize others.

    33. I am sensitive to the feelings of others.

    34. I have conned people to get money from them.

    35. It worries me to go into an unfamiliar situation without knowing all the details.

    36. I don't have much sympathy for people.

    37. I get in trouble for not considering the consequences of my actions.

    38. I can convince people to do what I want.

    39. For me, honesty really is the best policy.

    40. I've injured people to see them in pain.

    41. I don’t like to take the lead in groups.

    42. I sometimes insult people on purpose to get a reaction from them.

    43. I have taken items from a store without paying for them.

    44. It's easy to embarrass me.

    45. Things are more fun if a little danger is involved.

    46. I have a hard time waiting patiently for things I want.

    47. I stay away from physical danger as much as I can.

    48. I don't care much if what I do hurts others.

    49. I have lost a friend because of irresponsible things I've done.

    50. I don't stack up well against most others.

    51. Others have told me they are concerned about my lack of self-control.

    52. It’s easy for me to relate to other people’s emotions.

    53. I have robbed someone.

    54. I never worry about making a fool of myself with others.

    55. It doesn’t bother me when people around me are hurting.

    56. I have had problems at work because I was irresponsible.

    57. I’m not very good at influencing people.

    58. I have stolen something out of a vehicle.

    Review Results

    LOW

    The percentile score above suggests low levels of psychopathic traits. A person with this score does not show elevated psychopathy compared to others of their age and gender.

    People with low scores on this screening test show typical levels of compassion, prosocial behavior, and honesty. They are not at high risk for engaging in behaviors like manipulating, exploiting, bullying, or harming others.

    However, any increases in these traits or behaviors may require that the person be re-evaluated.

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    Review Results

    AT Risk

    The percentile score above suggests higher than average levels of psychopathic traits than other adults of the same gender.

    Adults with high levels of psychopathy may act in ways that are callous, antisocial, and deceitful. They are at risk for engaging in behaviors like manipulating, exploiting, bullying, or harming others.

    A person with psychopathy scores in this range should be evaluated by a mental health professional. Ask your doctor, school, or social worker for a referral, or you can seek more information here.

    You can complete this worksheet and provide it to your medical provider.

    Based on this score, you may be eligible to take part in research aimed at learning more about psychopathy. If you would like to learn more about the research you may be eligible to take part in (including online surveys, behavioral studies, or brain imaging research) please click here.

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    Review Results

    Very High Risk

    The percentile score above suggests very high levels of psychopathic traits. A person with this score has much higher levels of psychopathic traits than other adults of their gender.

    People with very high levels of psychopathy may frequently act in ways that are callous, antisocial, and deceitful. They are at very high risk for engaging in behaviors like manipulating, exploiting, bullying, or harming others.

    A person with psychopathy scores in this range should seek an evaluation from a mental health professional. Ask your doctor, school, or social worker for a referral, or you can seek more information here.

    You can complete this worksheet and provide it to your provider.

    Based on this score, you may be eligible to take part in research aimed at learning more about psychopathy. If you would like to learn more about the research you may be eligible to take part in (including online surveys, behavioral studies, or brain imaging research) please click here.

    What's Next

    Download and complete our worksheet to help facilitate a discussion with a healthcare professional.

    Check out additional resources