The Hare Psychopathy Checklist

20 items …which are rated 0 to 2, zero meaning 
'does not apply', one 'applies somewhat' and two 'applies fully’.



...smooth talking, verbally agile, a psychopath is rarely stuck for something to say.

They are not in the least bit shy. In fact, they are not afraid to say anything!

Trump: 2 points

“Mexicans are criminals and rapists…
“The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.”
“The Russians are not in the Crimea.” (They are?)


...they have an opinion on everything, they boast and brag about the things they have done,

their skills and abilities. They have enormous egos, plenty of confidence and arrogance and consider themselves superior. One psychopath said that he preferred to hear himself talk, because what he said was more interesting than what other people had to say.

Trump: 2 points

“I alone can fix it.”
“Nobody (knows, does anything) better than me.”
"My IQ is one of the highest — and you all know it!

Please don't feel so stupid or insecure; it's not your fault.”
“I know Russia well. I had a major event in Russia two or three years ago, Miss
Universe contest, which was a big, big, incredible event.”
“I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me.”
"Look at those hands, are they small hands? And Rubio] referred to my hands: 'If they're
small, something else must be small.' I guarantee you there's no problem. I guarantee.”

“I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said
a lot of primary consultant is myself”
“This (The Apprentice) is not a democracy. I am the dictator.”

“My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other
parts of my body.”

“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”
“I will be so good at the military your head will spin.”
“I had some beautiful pictures taken in which I had a big smile on my face. I looked
happy, I looked content, I looked like a very nice person, which in theory I am.”
“I will be the greatest jobs president God ever created.”
“Perhaps I shouldn’t campaign at all, I’ll just, you know, I’ll ride it right into the White House.”
“I made a lot of money and I made it too easily, to the point of boredom.”
“I want five children, like in my own family, because with five, then I will know that one
will be guaranteed to turn out like me,”
“If you have the money, having children is great.”


...they like to be doing new and different things, always looking for excitement and entertainment.

They take risks in  what they do as well as what they say.

 Cult leaders, in a subtle way, may explain to their victims how exactly they are manipulating them.

They rarely engage in activities that they find boring, or they don't finish the job.

Trump: 2 points

Refuses to be interviewed for own book.
Easily bored, no attention span.
No personal involvement in Trump projects, just sale of name and brand.


...their ability to lie is stunning, even when they know thereis a high probability of being caught.

Lies can be cunning and sly or unscrupulously manipulative.

Trump: 2 points


“An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that Barack
Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud.”
Arabs celebrated 911 in New Jersey.
“I got to know him (Putin) very well, because we were both on 60 minutes, we were
stablemates and we did very well that night. You know that.”
“Mexicans love me.”
“Give them the old Trump bullshit.”
“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make
U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”


...they deceive, cheat, con, bilk, trick or defraud others for personal gain.

The subject shows 'callous ruthlessness', a lack of concern or pity for the suffering
and feelings of their victims.

Trump: 2 points

Trump University, Trump Resort, Mexico, Atlantic City bankruptcies.
Jobs destroyed, students’ life savings looted.
“I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll
build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and
I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
“I do know what to do and I would know how to bring ISIS to the table or beyond that,
defeat ISIS very quickly and I’m not going to tell you what is…

All I can tell you it is a foolproof way of winning.”

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the
United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.”
“Well, someone’s doing the raping, Don! I mean, somebody’s doing it. Who’s doing the
raping? Who’s doing the raping?”
“There is something on that birth certificate — maybe religion, maybe it says he’s a
Muslim, I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t want that. Or, he may not have one.” —
“I don’t want to use the word ‘screwed’, but I screwed him.”


...despite their words they experience little emotionor concern for the pain and suffering of their victims.

They are unfazed, dispassionate,coldhearted, and un-empathic.

There is often a disdain for the victims, and they mayeven say the victims deserved it.

Trump: 2 points

“I made a lot of money in Atlantic City. I don’t pay contractors and threaten to sue. “
“Bring back waterboarding. “
“Don’t tell me it doesn’t work — torture works…

Waterboarding is fine, but it’s not nearlytough enough, ok?”
"The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families."
"The point is, you can never be too greedy.”
“I don't know about the Hitler comparison. I hadn't heard that,
but it's a terrible comparison. I'm not happy about that certainly. I don't want that
comparison, but we have to be strong and we have to be vigilant”
“I’m in total support of waterboarding. It has to be within the law, but I have to expandthe law.”


...emotional poverty or very shallow feelings, coldness towardsothers despite seeming very friendly.

Trump: 2 points

“Crooked Hilary, Lying Ted, Little Marco, Low Energy Bush”
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. 
They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems
with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists…

And some, Iassume, are good people.”

"Lyin' Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin'
Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!"
"The only card Hillary has is the woman's card. She's got nothing else to offer
and frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent of the vote.
The only thing she's got going is the woman's card, and the beautiful thing is, women
don't like her.”
“When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost
blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength.
That shows you the power of strength.”
"And you've got to give him (Kim Jong Un) credit. How many young guys — he was like
26 or 25 when his father died — take over these tough generals…. It's incredible. He
wiped out the uncle. He wiped out this one, that one. I mean, this guy doesn't play games.”

“A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10”
“[Angelina Jolie]’s been with so many guys she makes me look like a baby, OK, with the
other side. And, I just don’t even find her attractive.”

“There has to be some form of punishment” [for women who seek abortions]
“I’d like to take some money out of her fatass pockets.”
“The boob job is terrible. They look like two lightbulbs coming out of her body.”
(On pre-nupts) “There are basically three types of women and reactions. One is the
good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to
sign the agreement on principle. I fully understand this, but the man should take a pass
anyway and find someone else.”
“I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?”


- a general lack of feelings towards other people.

They tend to be heartless, contemptuous, indifferent and tactless

Trump: 2 points

Trump suggested that Mrs. Khan was not allowed to speak at the Democratic
Convention, probably because she’s a Muslim doormat.
Trump compared the loss of their son, Capt. Humayun Khan, to the “sacrifices” he
has made as a businessman.
Trump finally gets around to saying he’s sorry about their loss a day later, but notes that
Humayun died 12 years ago, apparently code for “get over it.”
Trump says that he was “viciously attacked” by Mr. Khan and that he’s allowed “to
respond” (by insulting his wife and demeaning their son’s life).“
“You’re fired.”
“Women are dogs.”
“Ariana Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out.

I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision.”
“If I were running ‘The View’, I’d fire Rosie O’Donnell.

I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I’d say ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’”
“Does everybody know that pig named Rosie O’Donnell? She’s a disgusting pig, right?”
“He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who
weren’t captured, ok? I hate to tell you.”
Now the poor guy -- you oughta see this guy [imitating disabled reporter] ‘aaah, I don’t
know what I said, aaah, I don’t remember.’”
“What Merkel has done is incredible, it’s actually mind boggling. Everyone thought she
was a really great leader and now she’s turned out to be this catastrophic leader.

And she’ll be out if they don’t have a revolution.”
“Do you mind if I sit back a little? Because your breath is very bad—it really is.”


...they will intentionally manipulate and exploit others for financial gain.

This goes along with poor motivation and little self-discipline and no
sense of responsibility in terms of earning their own living.

Trump: 2 points

Clothes made in China.
Paid for his name and claims he’s running business when he’s not.
“I’ve borrowed knowing that you can pay back with discounts... I would borrow knowing
that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal.”


...there may be sudden expressions of annoyance, irritability, aggression and verbal abuse.

There may be sudden outbursts of anger and temper and they may act hastily.

Trump: 2 points

“Crooked Hilary, Lying Ted, Little Marco, Low Energy Bush”


...they may have many brief encounters,
many affairs while married, indiscriminate in selecting partners
 maintain several relationships atthe same time.

There is often a history of attempting to coerce many people into sexual
relationships and they may take great pride in discussing their sexual conquests.

Trump: 2 points

Three wives, serial cheating, bragging about affairs.
During his tenure Miss World was accused of being rigged, and let a contestant who
tested positive for cocaine keep her crown.
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young,
and beautiful piece of ass.”
“All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously.
That’s to be expected.”
“I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
“I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest
and my women are more beautiful.”
“I think Viagra is wonderful if you need it, if you have medical issues, if you’ve had
surgery. I’ve just never needed it. Frankly, I wouldn’t mind if there were an anti-Viagra,
something with the opposite effect. I’m not bragging. I’m just lucky. I don’t need it.

I’vealways said, “If you need Viagra, you’re probably with the wrong girl.”
“Would you go out with Marcia Cross or would you turn gay, Howard?”
“Oftentimes when I was sleeping with one of the top women in the world I would say to
myself, thinking about me as a boy from Queens, ‘Can you believe what I am getting?'”


...there is often a history of antisocial behavior
before age 13, including lying, stealing, cheating, vandalism, bullying, truancy, sexual activity, fire-setting, substance abuse, and running away from home.

Cruelty to animals or siblings is particularly ominous.

Trump: 2 points

Trump was expelled from school at the age of 13 and sent to the New York military academy.


...while they talk about big plans, they show an inability or persistent failure to execute long-term goals;

then may drift from one place to another lacking any real direction in life.

Trump: 2 points

No plans on how to achieve promises…. just …“Negotiation.”
Will bomb the hell out of Isil.
Might use nukes in Europe.
Would not support allies if they don’t pay.
Mexico will pay for the wall.


...many of their behaviors are not premeditated and seem to be
unplanned. They seem unable to resist temptation and urges or to delay gratification.
They may not consider the consequences and so they appear reckless, foolhardy and unpredictable.

Trump: 2 points



...they will repeatedly fail to honor commitments or obligations,
in school, work, family or social situations.

The fail to turn up, don't pay bills, fail to honorcontracts etc.

Trump: 2 points

Pays little or no taxes,
Stiffs contractors.
Stiffs partners in six bankruptcies,
Stiffs Trump U students.
Stiffs investors in real estate schemes.
3600 Lawsuits

16. FAILURE TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR OWN ACTIONS's never their fault or responsibility. They have little or no sense of duty or
conscientiousness and deny responsibility.

And in denying, they will even try and manipulate others!

Trump: 2 points

Trump U. students love him; got money’s worth…
Judge is prejudiced because he’s hispanic.
“There have been many bad things said about me over the years, and in some cases
they’ve been true. It doesn’t bother me. If I have a fault and somebody exposes that
fault or talks about that fault, you won’t hear me complain.”
“Why do I have to ask for forgiveness if I’m not making mistakes?”
“I fully think apologizing is a great thing. But you have to be WRONG ... I will absolutely
apologize sometime in the hopefully distant future if I’m ever wrong.”


...inability to maintain a longterm relationship because they are inconsistent and unreliable.

Trump: 2 points

No close friends.
Three wives.
Serial public cheating


...behavioral difficulties between the ages of 13-18.
Behaviors that are crimes or are clearly manipulative, aggressive and callous.

“In the second grade I actually gave a teacher a black eye — I punched my music
teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music and I almost got expelled.”

Trump: 1


...may have had probation revoked for failing to appear, carelessness and so on.

Trump: 0


...they are often involved in diverse activities, taking great pride at getting away with crimes.

Trump: 2 points

Tax manipulation,
Pride in manipulating loopholes for rich.
Paid Agent of Influence for Vladimir Putin.


On the Hare Psychopathy Checklist - Revised;  subjects score between 0 and 40,
zero being no psychopathy symptoms and 40 being a full-blown psychopath.
Normal individuals typically score less than five and many non-psychopathic
criminals (who do actually have symptoms of antisocial personality disorder) may score 20 to 22.

A score over 30 on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist - Revised;

is used to diagnose the presence of psychopathy.

Trump: 37 points