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Take This Antisocial Personality Disorder Test

5 min.

Antisocial personality disorder can have distressing impacts on your life and relationships. Take this test to learn if you are or have experienced symptoms of ASPD.

By: Charlie Health Editorial Team

Clinically Reviewed By: Dr. Don Gasparini

May 3, 2024

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Disclaimer: This test is not a diagnostic tool or substitute for professional mental health advice. It is not meant to imply the prevalence of any mental or physical health issue(s). 

What do the results of this antisocial personality disorder test mean?

While it is a quiz, this ASPD doesn’t replace an ASPD diagnosis test, and it isn’t a substitute for professional mental health support. This quiz is designed to help you understand your likelihood of experiencing ASPD. This test can help increase your self-awareness about thoughts and behaviors and guide you to seek appropriate support, therapy, and resources that you may need. Remember that the quiz results are just one way to understand your experiences and should be used with other forms of support, including connecting with loved ones or a mental health professional.

What is a normal score on this test?

There is not a “normal” score on this antisocial personality disorder test, as experiences and challenges of ASPD can vary. However, the results of this quiz exist on a spectrum of ASPD symptoms, ranging from a low likelihood of experiencing symptoms associated with ASPD to a high likelihood of experiencing symptoms associated with ASPD. Interpret the score in the context of your overall mental health and functioning rather than comparing it to a predefined “normal.”

What is a low score on this test?

A low score on this quiz indicates that you have little to no signs of ASPD. This likely means you rarely or never experienced the examples listed in the quiz. However, ASPD can manifest in various ways, and a low score does not necessarily rule out the possibility of ASPD or other mental health conditions.

What is a high score on this test?

A high score on this quiz indicates that you reported experiencing frequent behaviors characteristic of ASPD. This means that you often or very often experienced the examples listed in the quiz. Seeking support from a qualified mental health professional can empower people to address any concerns identified by the test results, improve well-being, and build healthier relationships and behaviors.

Who is this antisocial personality disorder test for?

This antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) test is designed for anyone who suspects they may be experiencing symptoms associated with ASPD or who is curious about their behaviors and emotions. While not a diagnostic tool, this test’s purpose is to identify traits associated with ASPD, which can prompt people to consider seeking guidance or professional support, whether related to ASPD or other mental health concerns. 

Keep in mind that this quiz does not replace advice from a licensed mental health provider and is not intended for diagnosis. If someone suspects they may have ASPD or any other mental health condition, seeking guidance from a licensed therapist or psychiatrist for a comprehensive assessment and appropriate treatment recommendations is recommended.

How can taking this antisocial personality disorder test be helpful?

This ASPD test can help you identify your behavior and feelings, increasing awareness of patterns that may suggest ASPD. Knowing these signs can help you make decisions about getting support or treatment. It can also help you understand how your behavior affects others and empower you to take control of your mental health. While it’s not a diagnosis, the test can be a good first step in addressing any concerns you may have about your well-being.

What is antisocial personality disorder? 

ASPD is a mental health condition characterized by a persistent pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others. People with ASPD often exhibit behaviors such as deceitfulness, impulsivity, irresponsibility, and a lack of remorse for their actions. They may disregard social norms and engage in behaviors that can be harmful to themselves and others, including manipulation, aggression, and criminal activity. 

This disorder typically begins in adolescence or early adulthood and can significantly impair social, occupational, and interpersonal functioning. Mental health professionals typically conduct diagnosis and treatment and may involve therapy, medication, and interventions to manage symptoms and improve functioning.

ASPD is a cluster b personality disorder, a grouping of personality disorders characterized by dramatic, emotional, and erratic behaviors. This cluster includes four specific personality disorders: borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder. 

Treating ASPD involves psychotherapy, which may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help change destructive thought patterns, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for better emotional regulation, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to explore underlying issues. Group therapy can also be beneficial in teaching social skills and offering peer feedback. While medications are not used to treat ASPD directly, they may be prescribed to manage symptoms of related conditions such as anxiety or depression. Effective treatment usually requires long-term engagement and may involve support from family members, as people with ASPD often struggle with treatment adherence.

Conduct disorder and antisocial personality disorder

Conduct disorder (CD) and ASPD are closely linked through a developmental continuum, where CD often serves as a precursor to ASPD, research shows. According to diagnostic criteria, for a person to be diagnosed with ASPD, there must be evidence of conduct disorder symptoms before age 15.

Both disorders involve behaviors that significantly violate societal norms and the rights of others, which can include aggression towards people and animals, deceitfulness, theft, and serious violation of rules. Experts suggest that this progression from childhood into adult manifestations of antisocial behavior underlines the importance of early recognition and intervention.

These disorders share numerous risk factors, data shows, including genetic vulnerabilities and environmental influences such as exposure to family dysfunction, violence, and socioeconomic hardships. The presence of these shared factors underscores a continuity in the environmental and biological basis of both disorders. Early and effective intervention in conduct disorder can reduce the likelihood of developing ASPD later in life. 

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