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Sociopathy or Antisocial Personality Disorder

The clinical name for sociopathic behaviors is antisocial personality disorder or ASPD, discussed in detail below, but first to go along with this sociopath test, here are a few quick questions about sociopathy:

Is there a difference between antisocial personality disorder and sociopathy?

No! The correct term for discussing sociopathic behaviors is in fact antisocial personality disorder. Many will use the word sociopath colloquially.

What are the main symptoms of ASPD?

Antisocial personality disorder is often characterized by a lack of empathy for others, possible manipulation, and may seem emotionally detached from society. 

What are the 9 personality disorders other than antisocial personality disorder? 

The DSM-5 identifies ten total personality disorders, antisocial personality disorder (which sociopathy falls under) being one. The 9 others are paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.

What personality disorder does psychopathy fall under?

Although psychopathic behaviors and symptoms are not characterized as their own personality disorder and are often grouped together with antisocial personality disorder, the differences between sociopaths and psychopaths are listed below. 

What does it mean to be antisocial as a sociopath?

With ASPD, people may remove themselves from social situations, avoid engagement in any emotional experiences, and lack the ability to empathize with others emotions and feelings.

Can sociopathy be treated and how?

Yes! Sociopathy or antisocial personality disorder may be something a person deals with over their lifetime, however with the support of psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy and medication one can manage their symptoms. Read below for more information. 

Why take a sociopath test?

A sociopath test may be the first place to identify any symptoms you might be exhibiting of antisocial personality disorder. After taking the test it may be worth speaking to a therapist about the test results to find support. 

Is the portrayal of sociopaths in media real?

Not usually, the idea of sociopathy in media is often dramatized to make sociopaths the antagonist of a film or television show, however, as mentioned in this article, sociopathy can be treated to allow those living with sociopathic behaviors to cope with their symptoms and concerns.

What is a Sociopath?

Signs of Antisocial Personality Disorder

To help identify ASPD early on, ask yourself these questions: What emotional connections or relationships do they have? How often are they lying?What are their emotional patterns? How often are they cheating, do they view it as wrong? What regrets do they exhibit after breaking social rules or norms? Although these are not diagnostic questions, it may help digest what someone is experiencing.

How is ASPD Treated?

Sociopath Test: Who Should Take a Sociopath Test?

If you or a loved one are exhibiting feelings or symptoms of ASPD mentioned above: the impulsive or manipulative behavior, or a lack of remorse for others, consider taking this sociopath test and find out what clinical treatment online is available. You may find a therapist who can help with ASPD symptoms and improve your mental health.

Mental Health Resources

There are many online resources and websites available to people dealing with mental health problems, including sociopathy, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorder diagnosis and symptoms. You are not alone. If you are in crisis involving symptoms of ASPD or other mental health problems or want to learn more about mental health, do not hesitate to call the hotlines below:

If you or a loved one identify with the symptoms of ASPD or sociopathy, be sure to reach out to find support that you need and deserve today, remember that you are not alone.

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The synopsis reflects my thoughts and behaviors accurately. I can be very Machiavellian when it suits me, but always with a carefully contrived layer of manipulation and/or deception. I can be empathetic and helpful, but rarely with sincerity and always with the end goal of self promotion. I look at my interactions, dialogues, and behaviors as a game or a role that I am playing. There is very little room for spontaneity, as that would elevate my risk of failure/vulnerability. I can be impulsive when frustrated and nothing penetrates deeply except for when I feel underestimated/undervalued or if I feel like I am being treated unfairly. I will champion a cause, but only if it suits me to do so, and at the end of the day, my moral compass and belief system is pretty fluid and negotiable.

ED·Hampton, United States·May 2020


Wow I did not think that I needed this much help but I thank the test for it’s advice and I will look out for symptoms in my day to day life.

JR·Regina, Canada·March 2020


Ingot 52 out of 64, i always knew something was wrong with me i suffer from a couple different mental health issues.

TG·Fox Lake, United States·February 2020


Some of the questions were kinda hard but overall it’s very true

HP·Montreal, Canada·December 2019


This was a great test, thank you very much!

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