A bit of fun! Ever wondered if YOU might be a psychopath? Filling in one questionnaire won't really tell you for sure. But hey, why not take the "Psychopath Challenge" below? Remember, clinicians use a wide range of techniques to reach a diagnosis and this is just one tool in their box.

On the other hand, if this test reveals a few psychopathic traits you're in good company... with high achievers in medicine, law and the military. Oh, and serial killers. Find out more....

Are you a psychopath?

Ruthlessly cool and focused under pressure? Why not try your hand at neurosurgery?

“I have no compassion for those whom I operate on. That is a luxury I simply cannot afford. In the theatre I am reborn: as a cold, heartless machine, totally at one with scalpel, drill and saw. When you’re cutting loose and cheating death high above the snowline of the brain, feelings aren’t fit for purpose. Emotion is entropy, and seriously bad for business. I’ve hunted it down to extinction over the years.” Find out more...

Surgery is a bloodsport

Low on empathy? How about a career in the law?

“In the courtroom, I have literally rubbed people out, crucified them in the witness box. I have absolutely no problem at all reducing an alleged rape victim to tears on the stand. You know why? Because that’s my job. That’s what my client pays me to do. At the end of the day, I can hang up my wig and gown, go out to a restaurant with my wife, and not give a damn. Even though I know that what happened earlier might possibly have ruined her life.” Find out more...

lurking behind the law

Can you remain focused and detached while knife-fighting the Taliban in deep, dark cave complexes in the mountains of northern Afghanistan? Try Special Forces.

“It was then that we realised he was one of what we call the 'unbreakables'. The toughest of the tough... But he was a ruthless f*@*ing b*@*@*d. And if he DID have a conscience I never saw it. He was cold as ice. At either end of a weapon. Which actually, in this line of work, isn't always a bad thing...” Find out more...

Bonds of detachment