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Psychopath test

Hold up!

See that little date above?

This post was published years ago.

My opinions have changed over time: I think it's quite fun to keep old posts online so that you can see how that has happened. The downside is that there are posts on this site that express views that I now find offensive, or use language in ways I'd never dream of using it today.

I don't believe in airbrushing history, but I do believe that it's important to acknowledge the obvious: some of what I've written in the past has been crap. Some of it was offensive. Some of it was offensively bad. And there's may be some brass among the muck (you can make up your own mind on that).

Some of what I've presented as my own views has been me—wittingly or unwittingly—posturing without having considered all the facts. In a few years, I'll probably think the same about what I'm writing today, and I'm fine with that. Things change. People grow. Society moves forward.

The internet moves on too, which means there might be broken links or embedded content that fails to load. If you're unlucky, that might mean that this post makes no sense at all.

So please consider yourself duly warned: this post is an historical artefact. It's not an exposition of my current views nor a piece of 'content' than necessarily 'works'.

You may now read on... and in most cases, the post you're about to read is considerably shorter than this warning box, so brace for disappointment.

This seems to be almost living in my inbox recently:

This is a genuine psychological test. It is a story about a girl.

While at the funeral of her own mother, she met a guy whom she did not know. She thought this guy was amazing, so much her dream guy she believed him to be, that she fell in love with him there and then… A few days later, the girl killed her own sister.

Question: What is her motive in killing her sister?

If this actually worked, then I would be some kind of raging psychopath, given that I didn’t just get the ‘psychopath’ answer, I got it instantly. It was perfectly obivous to me. I’d love to sit and debunk it myself, but Snopes does a much better job than I would.

And if you’re interested, the answer’s there too.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Attila The Veritable Hun

    23.46, 11/06/2005

Duh, I thought it was cos the man was the girl’s brother in law, so she had to kill her sister so that she could marry him.

Comment from Psychopathic

    07.40, 01/08/2006

She thought that if the guy would come to her mothers funeral maybe he would go to her sisters.

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

    07.44, 01/08/2006


Comment from Anonymous

    18.35, 03/02/2007


Comment from CS Psycho

    18.25, 28/02/2007

Someone in my baking class did this on me today and got really worried as I answered instantly. I thought it was the logical answered from the information given. I also never though it was a real test. Thanks to SNOPES for confirming that.

Comment from Anonymous

    14.05, 18/04/2007

I will kill your whole family use their body parts in a stew and burn their remains in acid

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

    14.41, 18/04/2007

And the test told you that?

Comment from Anonymous

    17.34, 24/06/2007

lol i got it right omfg

Comment from Jack

    23.08, 15/11/2007

I’ts funny because I’ve never felt ashamed for hurting somone but I get hurt by my own feelings.

Comment from Nico

    01.03, 21/11/2007

Well i just thought that she was a cannibal who wanted to eat her corpse…. Good thing that i’m normal!

Comment from jp

    05.10, 03/01/2008

why not

Comment from Anonymous

    03.16, 11/01/2008

okay, that’s jsut stupid. this is just common sense. anyone could figure it out if they REALLY thought about it.

Comment from Anonymous

    16.55, 07/02/2008

I also thought she was a cannibal

Comment from Anonymous

    00.09, 27/04/2008


Comment from kelly

    00.23, 24/10/2008

depends on the social background and circustance of death.we can see that sibling play off would account..its based on the enviroment and personal and maybe finacial circo of said case then then changes everything people base there life on means and sorry ton say a limited emotional attachment in todays society…and also so depends on the growth of 2 people together……….and even then the natural instinct is to survive..holder of affection an love..possesion of goods or person empowers us..human kind the most cunning animal u will ever encounter..the worst predetor..seek,own,control,kill,only we can change our basic instinct,advanced race.dont think so.we still cant live with each other,xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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