Psychopathic Personality Inventory–Revised

The Psychopathic Personality Inventory–Revised (PPI-R) is the revised version of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory (PPI), a widely used self-report measure of psychopathic personality (psychopathy). The PPI-R, like its predecessor, is designed to detect the core personality traits of psychopathy, including superficial charm, fearlessness, guiltlessness, manipulativeness, dishonesty, grandiosity, callousness, externalization of blame, and poor impulse control. It excludes items explicitly assessing overt antisocial and criminal behaviors to permit investigators and clinicians to focus on psychopathic personality traits per se. As a consequence, compared with many other psychopathy indices, the PPI-R may better distinguish psychopathy from the conceptually and empirically overlapping construct of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. ASPD, in contrast to the largely personality-based condition of ...

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