HARE PCL-R Psychopathic test, really?…..

the now famous Hare PCL-R checklist ;

is an odd beast according to NZFiend. Part of its defined legal use parameters mean that it CAN ONLY BE USED IN only adult male forensic populations (e.g.,institutional or community correctional facilities, forensic psychiatric hospitals, and pre trial evaluation or detention facilities.) 

To me, this makes the test almost a waste of space. You are testing someone who is incarcerated at the time in an attempt to work out how psychopathic they are.

I tell you – When I got taken off 160mg of methadone and 1000mg’s of morphine in one month in a jail cell and then spent the next three months trying to work out ways of getting hold of the doctor and a scalpel in the same room, I would have got such a result as to be given “secure mental inmate status” until such time as state see’s fit to release. As it was, the doctor got a punch in the jaw. The prison nurse felt so sorry for me that when it came to charges she said it never happened. Love that young nurse by the way. Although she is actually older than me. Am fairly sure I’ve seen her again in professional capacities over the years. I want to have sex with her. She is great. Even if she is now fourty something, I can pretend she is still twenty five in my mind for ever.

Anyway, here goes nothing, read it and weep…. I can only imagine how this is going to go. And the word “pretty” is not at the top of the list.


For each of the 20 characteristics, give a score of 0 if it does not apply, 1 if it applies partially and 2 if it is a perfect match.

1 Glib and Superficial Charm The tendency to be smooth, engaging, charming, slick, and verbally facile. Psychopathic charm is not in the least shy, self-conscious, or afraid to say anything. A psychopath never gets tongue-tied. They have freed themselves from the social conventions about taking turns in talking, for example.Who me, you have to be kidding. I manage to score some hot chicks sometimes, and I am ugly. I put it down to humour. Charming? Well, nice hair Doc. Have you had it cut recently?
2 Grandiose Self-Worth A grossly inflated view of one’s abilities and self-worth, self-assured, opinionated, cocky, a braggart. Psychopaths are arrogant people who believe they are superior human beings. invented heaps of things and without them people would not be millionaires today. That is 100% true and with base in fact, but I guarantee you even talking of some of my more clever moments would get me the electric chair here, so, Doc, please retract that. I am a humble, beaten addict in a jail cell who is contrite and remorseful.
3 Need for Stimulation or
Proneness to Boredom
An excessive need for novel, thrilling, and exciting stimulation; taking chances and doing things that are risky. Psychopaths often have a low self-discipline in carrying tasks through to completion because they get bored easily. They fail to work at the same job for any length of time, for example, or to finish tasks that they consider dull or routine.Of course you fuckwit. I am in a jail cell with no interactions and external stimuli. If left here for another day I will kill you.Actually, honestly, I am 100% relating to this point. On a scale of 0,1,2 I could score a 3.
4 Pathological Lying Can be moderate or high; in moderate form, they will be shrewd, crafty, cunning, sly, and clever; in extreme form, they will be deceptive, deceitful, underhanded, unscrupulous, manipulative, and dishonest.I just can’t help it. It makes for a more interesting blog.
5 Conning and Manipulativeness The use of deceit and deception to cheat, con, or defraud others for personal gain; distinguished from Item #4 in the degree to which exploitation and callous ruthlessness is present, as reflected in a lack of concern for the feelings and suffering of one’s victims.No. That would ruin my chances of getting anything from you. You think I would be conning you? You’re the only one with a prescription pad and you’d think I’d con you? I’m always up front with prescription pad people. 
6 Lack of Remorse or Guilt A lack of feelings or concern for the losses, pain, and suffering of victims; a tendency to be unconcerned, dispassionate, cold hearted, and unempathic. This item is usually demonstrated by a disdain for one’s victims.Mate, I am starting to detect a pattern to your questions and you can see I am remorseful. I said so just a few questions ago. I ain’t no liar.
7 Shallow Affect Emotional poverty or a limited range or depth of feelings; interpersonal coldness in spite of signs of open gregariousness.Dude, come on. It’s hard to have a large affect when you’re sitting in a cell. Just leave me alone to go numb by myself.
8 Callousness and
Lack of Empathy
A lack of feelings toward people in general; cold, contemptuous, inconsiderate, and tactless.What are you on? I was upset that I got into jail as I have to stay here and cannot use drugs.
But, seriously, I care about others. It is a weakness.
9 Parasitic Lifestyle An intentional, manipulative, selfish, and exploitative financial dependence on others as reflected in a lack of motivation, low self-discipline, and inability to begin or complete responsibilities.So what if I am bludging off everyone? The dole is fuck all man. The ex is constantly going on about it. I thought she kicked me out for drug use. I reckon it was coz I was always broke. But that was because of no motivation and inability to change. Oh, shit. That’s no excuse is it? That’s pretty much a TWO out of TWO then. Bugger.
10 Poor Behavioral Controls Expressions of irritability, annoyance, impatience, threats, aggression, and verbal abuse; inadequate control of anger and temper; acting hastily.Oh fuck off
11 Promiscuous Sexual Behavior A variety of brief, superficial relations, numerous affairs, and an indiscriminate selection of sexual partners; the maintenance of several relationships at the same time; a history of attempts to sexually coerce others into sexual activity or taking great pride at discussing sexual exploits or conquests.There were these threesome and group sessions that almost could be called promiscuous I guess. Oh wait, hang on, you don’t mean the three girls I had on the go at once… You’re talking about the BDSM thing, right?I never talk about sexual conquests unless it is conning others into the sack.
12 Early Behavior Problems A variety of behaviors prior to age 13, including lying, theft, cheating, vandalism, bullying, sexual activity, fire-setting, glue-sniffing, alcohol use, and running away from home.Getting asked to leave school and threatening to tell the newspapers they had crime and drugs in the school meant I got to stay in school. That wasn’t a problem.But out of all of those activities there was one I didn’t do. Guess that means nine out of ten… Another TWO out of TWO.
13 Lack of Realistic,
Long-Term Goals
an inability or persistent failure to develop and execute long-term plans and goals; a nomadic existence, aimless, lacking direction in life.I don’t have any goals at all. That way I don’t get disappointed.
14 Impulsivity The occurrence of behaviors that are unpremeditated and lack reflection or planning; inability to resist temptation, frustrations, and urges; a lack of deliberation without considering the consequences; foolhardy, rash, unpredictable, erratic, and reckless.So, there is this cop decides to arrest me. I take his license and car keys and throw them away and then aim my car at him and chase the prick up the street. No, wait, that was premeditated.Uhm. Isn’t anyone with a bit of ADHD going to get two out of two here? God strike me down with a large umbrella.
15 Irresponsibility Repeated failure to fulfill or honor obligations and commitments; such as not paying bills, defaulting on loans, performing sloppy work, being absent or late to work, failing to honor contractual agreements.
16 Failure to Accept Responsibility
for Own Actions
A failure to accept responsibility for one’s actions reflected in low conscientiousness, an absence of dutifulness, antagonistic manipulation, denial of responsibility, and an effort to manipulate others through this denial.It wasn’t me in the first place, fuck off.
17 Many Short-Term Marital Relationships A lack of commitment to a long-term relationship reflected in inconsistent, undependable, and unreliable commitments in life, including marital.Crap. You got me. Fair and square. My kid comes from a nine month relationship. Before that I went with one girl for four years when I was six to ten years old. But we never consummated that relationship. Does it count? Probably not. I have grown up a bit though. Jezus, give me a break here. You’re killing me.
18 Juvenile Delinquency Behavior problems between the ages of 13-18; mostly behaviors that are crimes or clearly involve aspects of antagonism, exploitation, aggression, manipulation, or a callous, ruthless tough-mindedness.I tried and failed to be delinquent. Therefore, by definition, I am a delinquent failure. 
19 Revocation of Condition Release A revocation of probation or other conditional release due to technical violations, such as carelessness, low deliberation, or failing to appear.Severely guilty on all counts your honouress.
20 Criminal Versatility A diversity of types of criminal offenses, regardless if the person has been arrested or convicted for them; taking great pride at getting away with crimes.Of course I am versatile.
I can sell drugs well, even other criminals have asked me to get back into it – “You’re good at it” I have been told on a few occasions. Yes, I am. Mainly coz I save their slack asses from jail time.
Everything from drugs, antisocial, fighting police, police chases, burglary… But I do NOT HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM. I know it “looks” like it, but seriously, I would have done all this without drugs. I love my life and don’t want to change a bit of it.
TOTAL  Thirty fucken one. But will am reducing. Could be thirty really. Twenty nine if I pushed it. Would be very interesting to see how a properly trained person would rate me. I answered 2 out of 2 on a lot. I answered ZERO on three. I cling to having empathy as a sign that I am Psychopathic in the slightest.

From the wwwArkancidesite  (Clinton bashing gone mad, but everyone is insane…)

This test is flawed.

And, here is why… The questions are all answered

  • ZERO – NO
  • TWO – YES

This is rubbish. I feel that having a weighted scale would work a lot better. Let us say that I pulled the wings off small birds and crushed their heads slowly in a vice. This gets a TWO. Seriously, that should get a fucken FIVE!

Out of the twenty questions here, I scored ZERO on quite a few. In the end I got… Well… Read it… Anyhooo………….

Because of scoring zero on a few questions, I strongly feel that the weighting of those against other questions where I got two should be taken into consideration a lot more than some people running the tests would bother with. 

My score would be applicable under U.S law to keep me locked up in a psych ward indefinitely if I had committed a qualifying crime. This is just absurd.

All this could  be put right if the results are taken entirely IN CONTEXT. In context of setting, mood, contributing external factors / troubles and even weighing one question against itself. Does person display empathy? YES. … … … Does person display NO empathy… NO. If the question was sliding scale 0-5 it would be more accurate and people would not be in jail for ever. And then add in the fact that this person did not pull wings off small birds and crush heads in vices, slowly… Well, fuck me. Just give them a $100 fine and send them back to work. They are not meant to be in this psych ward at all.

EDIT – APRIL 1st 2015 – Original posted on 24 June 2013

 I was looking at this sites statistics, and ten people looked at fifty pages in one hour. That does my head in. Would I be labelled totally paranoid if I thought nine of those people looked at two pages and the other one person viewed 48, downloaded all of them and is contemplating some sort of court case?

Anyway, one of the pages clicked on and downloaded was the above test –


Since I was using my cellphone at the time, I clicked on the link having long ago forgotten what it was.

I did the test again.

I gave myself a ZERO for a couple of things.

But – FUCKIT – I still scored 31.

What is silly is that I have the stupidity and balls to tell you about it.

I also have a theory that IDENTIFICATION and EMPATHY could be used more effectively in this sort of test. I am VERY good with mental people, kids with autism, teaching people things with learning issues.

More than one parent of the football teams I coach has said “my daughter is impossible to teach, yet for some reason, she has latched onto you and …..”

More than one parent has expressed their dissapointment when their child is no longer in my team.

Other teams coaches and parents let me be referee for the whole game as I coach, direct and work very well with the kids from both teams.

In the crowd the kids parents are all employed. I see doctors, lawyers, a judge, the odd person I know from school, and even the odd POLICE MAN / WOMAN. They are all pretty impressed. I say this not from narcissistic tendencies, but from simple observation. I also note, with interest, that when in the police cells, a couple of the kids parents will come down, in police uniform, and give me a little wink and I nod in recognition and ignore them from then on.

I also note the lawyer whom stopped in his tracks when he was applauding the referee and laughing with his wife as I asked his daughter “how many fingers am I holding up?”

But, it’s my ankle, not my head” she says

Oh, bugger. Well, if I pick you up by your ankles.. ” I pick the kid up by the ankles… “now I can pretend it’s your head. So, how many fingers?
Two… Two… Two. Put me down…” laughing and fighting and embarrassment.

See, you’re fine. Off you go…

Turns out I am clever. Embarrassment is a ten year old girls magic cure for all pain.

I’m stuffed. My life without using opiates all day, every day, is not turning out to be all that brilliant.

I am still a fuckwit.

A fuckwit who owns being a fuckwit.

It is not easy having a little bit of an I.Q and no sense of self preservation. 

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