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Are you a psychopath? Take the test

By on December 22, 2013 3:45:52 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

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http://psychopath.channel4.com/quizzes.html

 

I scored 18%. Just an old softy, that's me. 

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December 30, 2015 2:14:13 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Heh. The kitten thing looks to be correct! And the cold fish mentality is well placed no doubt! I'm apparently warm and emphatic at 30%, not quite so when people use their mobile devices at the Cinema. The last guy that did that, got his shirt twisted well and good. Using a bloody "flashlight device" in total darkness, and somehow thinking nobody notices, that's just rich! It is a disgusting display of not caring for your fellow moviegoer, is what it is! And it will be dealt with, harshly!

Er. And a Happy New Year to all.....  

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April 10, 2016 10:11:03 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Speaking of which...

I don't think she needs the test.

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April 11, 2016 7:45:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Kaboom!

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April 11, 2016 2:08:11 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Score 22%.  Quiz, 5/7 correct.  I read an article in a business magazine a few months back.  Title something like"What Psychopaths can teach us about success in business."  What caught my eye was the statement that its the traits many successful entrepreneurs share with psychopaths that lead to 'success.'  

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April 11, 2016 9:51:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I used to be a psychopath, but since I got a new pair of tweezers for pulling the wings of flies I'm all better now.  Why I even stopped scaring people just to see them have an accident in their pants/underwear.... and laughing out loud when somebody at the station gets pushed onto the tracks as the train approaches.

Yup, I'm a changed man.  Now instead of actually doing it, I only threaten to throw bankers and politicians under the bus to watch them squirm and beg for mercy.

Quoting ElanaAhova,

What caught my eye was the statement that its the traits many successful entrepreneurs share with psychopaths that lead to 'success.'

It's not that they share many of the same traits as psychopaths.... they ARE psychopths, just in suits and a tie.   Case in point: Donald Trump.

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April 12, 2016 11:35:09 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting starkers,

I used to be a psychopath, but since I got a new pair of tweezers for pulling the wings of flies I'm all better now.  Why I even stopped scaring people just to see them have an accident in their pants/underwear.... and laughing out loud when somebody at the station gets pushed onto the tracks as the train approaches.

Yup, I'm a changed man.  Now instead of actually doing it, I only threaten to throw bankers and politicians under the bus to watch them squirm and beg for mercy.




Quoting ElanaAhova,

What caught my eye was the statement that its the traits many successful entrepreneurs share with psychopaths that lead to 'success.'



It's not that they share many of the same traits as psychopaths.... they ARE psychopths, just in suits and a tie.   Case in point: Donald Trump.


 

Sans the trump comment - I totally agree with you.  It has been one of my life long issues.  Way too many 'successful' CEO's (etc.) treat other people like trash - as disposable OBJECTs, except, of course, their circle, and key allies.   (BTW, trump is the worst thing to happen to the U$A since 9-11, IMHO)  I'm just not sure if partisian political comments were permitted in this thread. 

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April 13, 2016 12:16:50 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting ElanaAhova,

I'm just not sure if partisian political comments were permitted in this thread.

I think you're okay with what you said because there were no specifics or party related comments.  It's when specific political topics are brought up that problems can arise, and right now, Trump isn't strictly a political anything.  Nope, he's a wannabe, who most sane people hope will become a neverbe.

 

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April 13, 2016 5:49:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Think about those who attended his university, a 'failed' educational institution. I think more along the lines of a sociopath. I don't remember my score but it wasn't too bad. At least I don't cook my cats. That should count for something. 

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April 13, 2016 11:31:05 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Uvah,

Think about those who attended his university, a 'failed' educational institution. I think more along the lines of a sociopath. I don't remember my score but it wasn't too bad. At least I don't cook my cats. That should count for something. 

 

sociopath? like Sherlock (TV) affirming, "I'm NOT a psychopath, I'm a high functioning sociopath."  You r in excellent company

 

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April 14, 2016 12:01:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,

Think about those who attended his university, a 'failed' educational institution. I think more along the lines of a sociopath. I don't remember my score but it wasn't too bad. At least I don't cook my cats. That should count for something. 

I dunno about 'failed' educational institution, clearly, Trump failed at education... and business.  While he professes to be a successful businessman, he had 2 or 3 bankruptcies and a number of bad debts forgiven [read wiped] because he conned his way out of them.  Truth is, it's his father's money that got him started, and his father's money that saved his arse when he was doomed to fail miserably as an entrepreneur and 'self professed' real esteate mogul.

Frankly, I wouldn't allow Trump to manage one of those kids worm farms, let alone a corporation or the affairs of a country. 

As a psychopathic megalomaniac, he isn't fit to shovel shit in any bugger's outhouse.

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April 14, 2016 10:30:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hmmm, I think I might be a psychopath again.  Yeah, I laughed out loud when I saw this little old lady lost her knickers down around her ankles, then go arse over turkey when she tripped on 'em.

But what clinched it, I think, was when I laughingly encouraged this kid on the bus on the way home to smear this greenish 'Goop' stuff on as many seats as he could.  Yup, watching people get up with green 'looks like baby poo' stains on their rears was hilarious.

Hehe, I'm back to my old self.

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April 14, 2016 11:11:34 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Being a psychopath/sociopath is more than just "freedom from other's concerns".  It brings about an unbalanced and exaggerated sense of self-importance and an inability or degraded ability to interact socially with others--parts of the brain associated with social functioning are damaged or shriveled in sociopaths/psychopaths.

Effectively, being a sociopath is the equivalent of being socially retarded and leaves on at a distance with an inability to understand certain behaviors of others--which often leads to bizarre behaviors as an effort of self-validation in an imagined relation to other people.

It's actually pretty sad when it's a full-blown case.

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April 15, 2016 3:47:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Sinperium,

It's actually pretty sad when it's a full-blown case.

Yes, absolutely!  Sadly, I know a couple of people with severe inability to socialise, communicate and interact with others. The trouble is, neither will go to a health professional to be properly diagnosed.  Worse still, both have behavioural issues that hurt others all too frequently, yet the authorities don't seem to care, putting them back out there to harm whoever over and over again.  The excuse?  They have nowhere to put them.... because the state gov't, in its wisdom, closed all the mental health facilities bar one... a unit for the criminally insane, which this pair of individuals don't qualify under current laws.

So while I may joke around here in this thread, I do realise the seriousness of mental illness and feel for anyone who has to live with it.... both the sufferers and those close to them.

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April 15, 2016 5:24:17 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Cool.  I had a roommate who was bipolar and paranoid schizophrenic.  There's nothing glamorous about any kind of mental illness.

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April 15, 2016 9:22:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Sinperium,

Cool.  I had a roommate who was bipolar and paranoid schizophrenic.  There's nothing glamorous about any kind of mental illness.

No, there's nothing cool or glamorous about mental illness.  We may sometimes jest about insanity here in the forums, I know that I'm guilty of that, but I don't think any of us actually think it is funny... well not in the real world.  The truth is, I suffer with a mental illness and know first-hand just how unfunny that is.

It is said 'healthy in body, healthy in mind', and how true that is.  I suffer with chronic arthritis in most joints as well as vertigo, and when those two are behaving at their worst my depression and anxiety levels can increase significantly.  There are days when I can't snap out of it, even with medication, and the best I can do is lay around and vegetate until it passes.  Fortunately, those days are rare, but they do make me aware of just how debilitating mental illness can be.

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April 16, 2016 12:57:49 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,

The truth is, I suffer with a mental illness and know first-hand just how unfunny that is.

I don't think having apathological distrust/dislike of bankers and/or politicians is a sign of 'mental illness'.

Wow....just used my bung hand to type this....

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April 16, 2016 4:18:13 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I don't like Apple.  does this make me bad?

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April 16, 2016 5:42:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't like beans and it ain't because they're musical fruit. But seriously...five years ago I was homeless, hanging out at a dayroom and seeing different types of mental illness in various clients that came there. I won't go into what I experienced but its no joke. It can be debilitating and you can't help but feel for them.

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April 16, 2016 8:43:20 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Uvah,

I don't like beans and it ain't because they're musical fruit. But seriously...five years ago I was homeless, hanging out at a dayroom and seeing different types of mental illness in various clients that came there. I won't go into what I experienced but its no joke. It can be debilitating and you can't help but feel for them.

^  agree stongly

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April 17, 2016 6:01:54 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,

Quoting starkers,
reply 190

The truth is, I suffer with a mental illness and know first-hand just how unfunny that is.

I don't think having apathological distrust/dislike of bankers and/or politicians is a sign of 'mental illness'.

No, it doesn't, but that's not my issue.  I do suffer with clinical depression and anxiety issues.  It's mostly due to my physical ailments [spine disease, arthritis, and injury induced vertigo], but I also get quite down when I've run out of beer.

Oh, and I don't have a pathalogical distrust/dislike of all bankers.  I met one I liked once.... was interred 6ft under at Worrel View Cemetery. 

Quoting Jafo,

Wow....just used my bung hand to type this....

About that!  The "bung hand', that is.  I won't say who suggested it, but she reckons it's cramped up from too much wanking.  Fankly, I don't believe it!  In fact I proffered my own theory that it was too many Gps and holding all those red flags, but she wouldn't have a bar of it.... reckoned ya should've changed hands more often.

Nah, seriously, I know what it's like to live with a disability and it's not that easy.  I have daily difficulties, as I'm sure you do, so I never take it for cranted when I can do something that others can't.  I have a friend named Lindsay who has the same affliction as you, but he also has it in his feet and behind one knee, meaning he has an uneven gait that causes stress to his better leg.  Now he has an arthritic hip and knee in that leg... and I'll hazard a guess that he'll have spinal issues later in life due to the imbalance. 

That's what happened to both my sister and I... spinal issues due to the imbalance of bung hips and knees, tho Shaunna reckons it's cos of too much shaggin' when I was younger. That Might be true, the shaggin' bit, that is, but the bone disease/arthritis is actually hereditary.  My mother and her sister suffer it, as did their mother grandmother before them, along with many other members from that side of the family.

Thing is, there are others worse off than I, and I can still put a smile on my face, so I'm good.

 

 

 

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