This test is made according to the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual (DSM) V, used by psychiatrists and psychologists to diagnose mental health disorders, a consistent pattern of deception, including repeated lying, is one of seven key characteristics used to determine psychopathy. The other six are:
*Aggressiveness/irritability, evidenced by physical assaults.
*Consistently irresponsible work and financial behavior.
*Impulsivity/failure to plan ahead.
*Lack of remorse for having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from others, as evidenced by indifference or rationalizing.
*Reckless disregard for one’s own personal safety and the safety of others.
*Repeatedly performing acts that would be grounds for arrest, whether or not the person is actually arrested.