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73%

You can play hardball with the best of them! You know what you want and are not afraid to go for it – even if it means bending the rules occasionally and putting a few noses out of joint on the way. Nothing fazes you. You are decisive, self-confident and pretty much up for anything. You are a ‘means-to-an-end’ person. For you, it’s not necessarily a matter of right or wrong, but of what gets the job done. ‘Bring it on’ is your mantra, but to help those around you keep their heads, you should learn some tricks to help you temper your self-satisfying tendencies...

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YOUR
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58%

Though your conscience is in the right place you also have a pragmatic streak and generally aren’t afraid to do your own dirty work! You’re no shrinking violet - but no daredevil either. You generally have little trouble seeing things from another person’s perspective but, at the same time, are no pushover. ‘Everything in moderation – including moderation’ might sum up your approach to life.

Apparently good old Mrs T was 52% and Winston Churchill was 66%. I think I'm quite happy to sit mid range between those two.

Edited by Stuart Dickson

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61%

You are warm and empathic with a heightened awareness of social responsibility and a strong sense of conscience. You like to carefully weigh up the pros and cons of a situation before you act and are generally averse to taking risks. You are very much a ‘people person’ and dislike conflict. ‘Do unto others…’ are your watchwords. But, although you avoid hurting others, those residing at the higher end of the psychopathic spectrum might not be as considerate, so stay vigilant to avoid being hurt unnecessarily.

Though your conscience is in the right place you also have a pragmatic streak and generally aren’t afraid to do your own dirty work! You’re no shrinking violet - but no daredevil either. You generally have little trouble seeing things from another person’s perspective but, at the same time, are no pushover. ‘Everything in moderation – including moderation’ might sum up your approach to life.

A load of old bollox, you could easily manipulate the answers to give what you liked.

Just done it again, wow, 100%..........................pish poor. A real test would have made it less easy to manipulate the results.

I could kill the guy who came up with this pish. whistling.gif

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YOUR

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58%

Though your conscience is in the right place you also have a pragmatic streak and generally arent afraid to do your own dirty work! Youre no shrinking violet - but no daredevil either. You generally have little trouble seeing things from another persons perspective but, at the same time, are no pushover. Everything in moderation including moderation might sum up your approach to life.

Apparently good old Mrs T was 52% and Winston Churchill was 66%. I think I'm quite happy to sit mid range between those two.

58% my bottie!

I take it you were as economical with the truth in completing that as you are on here?

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SCORE 33%

You are warm and empathic with a heightened awareness of social responsibility and a strong sense of conscience. You like to carefully weigh up the pros and cons of a situation before you act and are generally averse to taking risks. You are very much a people person and dislike conflict. Do unto others are your watchwords. But, although you avoid hurting others, those residing at the higher end of the psychopathic spectrum might not be as considerate, so stay vigilant to avoid being hurt unnecessarily.

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YOUR

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You are warm and empathic with a heightened awareness of social responsibility and a strong sense of conscience. You like to carefully weigh up the pros and cons of a situation before you act and are generally averse to taking risks. You are very much a people person and dislike conflict. Do unto others are your watchwords. But, although you avoid hurting others, those residing at the higher end of the psychopathic spectrum might not be as considerate, so stay vigilant to avoid being hurt unnecessarily.

In other words.......................Cissy! whistling.gif

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I'm a bit skeptical about the programme maker's claims of the numbers of psychopaths in society. I studied psychopathy in the 80's as part of a criminology course in my law degree, and if I remember correctly, back then the numbers of those considered 'true' psychopaths were tiny, you could almost name them all from memory (if their names had been disclosed). I admit I've not been keeping up due to a subsequent career change but still find these claims hard to believe. Could it be marketing...? Some of the people I studied were disconcertingly normal most of the time (though a large proportion had a history of childhood firestarting and/or severe animal cruelty) - it was their ability to switch from a normal behavior to extreme criminality without blinking that amazed. I particularly remember one man who had been in a pub with his girlfriend when she admired the necklace of a woman in the bar. A few minutes later he followed the woman outside and beat her to death with his bare hands, returning to the pub to present the necklace to his beloved. Nice gift.

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I'm a bit skeptical about the programme maker's claims of the numbers of psychopaths in society. I studied psychopathy in the 80's as part of a criminology course in my law degree, and if I remember correctly, back then the numbers of those considered 'true' psychopaths were tiny, you could almost name them all from memory (if their names had been disclosed). I admit I've not been keeping up due to a subsequent career change but still find these claims hard to believe. Could it be marketing...? Some of the people I studied were disconcertingly normal most of the time (though a large proportion had a history of childhood firestarting and/or severe animal cruelty) - it was their ability to switch from a normal behavior to extreme criminality without blinking that amazed. I particularly remember one man who had been in a pub with his girlfriend when she admired the necklace of a woman in the bar. A few minutes later he followed the woman outside and beat her to death with his bare hands, returning to the pub to present the necklace to his beloved. Nice gift.

It was her own fault, I asked her nicely.

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"Your score 36%


Though your conscience is in the right place you also have a pragmatic streak and generally aren’t afraid to do your own dirty work! You’re no shrinking violet - but no daredevil either. You generally have little trouble seeing things from another person’s perspective but, at the same time, are no pushover. ‘Everything in moderation – including moderation’ might sum up your approach to life."




Sounds just like me!


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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson makes interesting reading.

Given my line of work, one might expect that I'd be bumping into psychopaths left, right, and centre, but I can honestly say that there are only a handful of folk (even at the sharp end where I'm based) that I would genuinely consider to present with many of these traits on a consistent basis.

Its as much a label as a diagnosis, and, as such, should always be approached with caution. Many people fail to demonstrate empathy with others, but the background to this can be extremely compex (ranging from autistic features, experience of trauma, and deficiencies in upbringing etc.).

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58% my bottie!

I take it you were as economical with the truth in completing that as you are on here?

Not at all. I don't think the score or the description is inaccurate either. If you think about it recent debates on here show that in general I have more of a social conscience than your average poster on here. I'm certainly far more likely to see both sides of the argument before selecting the right moral choice. It's what makes me greater than you :rolleyes:

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I'm a bit skeptical about the programme maker's claims of the numbers of psychopaths in society. I studied psychopathy in the 80's as part of a criminology course in my law degree, and if I remember correctly, back then the numbers of those considered 'true' psychopaths were tiny, you could almost name them all from memory (if their names had been disclosed). I admit I've not been keeping up due to a subsequent career change but still find these claims hard to believe. Could it be marketing...? Some of the people I studied were disconcertingly normal most of the time (though a large proportion had a history of childhood firestarting and/or severe animal cruelty) - it was their ability to switch from a normal behavior to extreme criminality without blinking that amazed. I particularly remember one man who had been in a pub with his girlfriend when she admired the necklace of a woman in the bar. A few minutes later he followed the woman outside and beat her to death with his bare hands, returning to the pub to present the necklace to his beloved. Nice gift.

Psychopathy is not just about murderous nutters.

There's a list of attributes held by professionals now which guides doctors in identifying them.

That online test isn't it. Psychopaths are believed by professionals to be widespread throughout society in all parts of the world.

Very few if any turn into murders or violent people.

They are however capable of doing appalling things without remorse, regret, empathy or otherwise.

There are some very famous cases of suspected psychopathy involving film stars, politicians, business leaders etc.

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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson makes interesting reading.

Given my line of work, one might expect that I'd be bumping into psychopaths left, right, and centre, but I can honestly say that there are only a handful of folk (even at the sharp end where I'm based) that I would genuinely consider to present with many of these traits on a consistent basis.

Its as much a label as a diagnosis, and, as such, should always be approached with caution. Many people fail to demonstrate empathy with others, but the background to this can be extremely compex (ranging from autistic features, experience of trauma, and deficiencies in upbringing etc.).

The problem in laymen like us detecting them is that they are fabulous actors.

They can pretend to be empathetic.

The clues can be very subtle but I'm in no doubt I've been in the presence of a few.

Interestingly enough, almost all of them gave me the shivers the first time I set eyes on them and I don't mean when I met them. I'm talking about seeing them for the first time when they are not aware they are being watched. It's the eyes more than anything - empty and dead when they are off guard.

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The problem in laymen like us detecting them is that they are fabulous actors.

They can pretend to be empathetic.

The clues can be very subtle but I'm in no doubt I've been in the presence of a few.

Interestingly enough, almost all of them gave me the shivers the first time I set eyes on them and I don't mean when I met them. I'm talking about seeing them for the first time when they are not aware they are being watched. It's the eyes more than anything - empty and dead when they are off guard.

Who says I'm a layman?

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