This is an interactive version of the Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale.

Psychopathy is an personality disorder first described in 1941 by psychiatrist Hervey Cleckley. It is generally characterized as an acute or total lack of empathy and respect for others with a superficial presentation of normality.

The Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale was developed by Levenson, Kiehl, and Fitzpatrick (1995) to measure psychopathy as a personality trait for use in psychological research. It measures on two scales; primary and secondary psychopathy.

The test consists of twenty six statements that could possibly apply to you. You must rate each on how much you agree with it on a five point scale where 1=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neither agree nor disagree, 4=agree, 5=strongly agree. It should take most people 3-6 minutes to complete.

This test is offered only for educational purposes. It is not a diagnostic tool and is not psychological advice. If you are looking for anything more than to learn about psychopathy and how it is assessed, do not take this test.

Other personality tests.

  • Levenson, M.; Kiehl, K.; Fitzpatrick, C. (1995). "Assessing psychopathic attributes in a noninstitutionalized population". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 151-158.