Read this before you take the test:
This sociopath test is an interactive checklist of symptoms typical for people with antisocial personality disorder. It is important to mention that psychologists did not agree on one single definition of sociopath. While most of the time words “sociopath” and “psychopath” are used interchangeably, some insist there is difference between the two where sociopath is someone whose impulsiveness and aggressiveness is the result of childhood trauma, environment or even head injury. According to this explanation, sociopath will be very impulsive and spontaneous, unable to keep a job or have a stable family life. Psychopath, however, may have great social skills, brilliant career and seemingly ideal family life while he carefully plots another crime or murder. Our visual representation of key commonalities and differences between psychopath and sociopath will help you understand the difference.
Having said that, we will leave arguing about definitions to psychologists. The checklist below is the list of most common symptoms associated with sociopaths or people with antisocial personality disorder. Even a few “yes” answers are a reason for concern. Presence of all signs is not a condition either.
This test is not a substitution for professional advice and is provided for educational purposes only.
The infographic above explains key common traits and differences between psychopath and sociopath and includes some statistical data you may want to know. Generally speaking, although prognosis is unfavorable for both, sociopath is more likely to respond to therapy than psychopath.
UPDATE: “Both suffer from antisocial personality disorder” is in accordance with the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) 2013 release where psychopathy and sociopathy are both listed under antisocial personality disorders (ASPD).