By now we’re all aware that there’s an abundance of personality tests and quizzes on the internet. You can find out everything from what your favorite vegetable says about your music tastes, to which Jane Austen character you’d be IRL. And, perhaps most intriguing of all, we just discovered a riddle that can allegedly reveal if you’re a psychopath.
Apparently the only people who get the correct answer to this particular puzzle are those who are able to think like a psychopath…and are therefor likely a psychopath themselves.
According to Psychology Today, only about 1% of the general population are psychopaths, and — despite what movies will have you believe — most psychopaths aren’t violent mass murderers…but they do lack empathy and exhibit certain antisocial behaviors.
Okay, okay — what is this riddle we speak of? Here it goes (paraphrased from Riddles.com):
While at her own mother’s funeral, a woman meets a guy she doesn’t know. She thinks this guy is amazing — her dream man — and is pretty sure he could be the love of her life.However, she never asked for his name or number and afterwards could not find anyone who knows who he was.
A few days later the girl kills her own sister.
Question: Why did she do it?
And the answer is…
The girl kills her sister in the hopes that the guy will come to the funeral and she can see him again.
Did you get the answer right? If so, you allegedly have the mind of a psychopath. (Although full disclaimer: no one really knows where this riddle came from, and in all likelihood it absolutely does not actually reveal whether or not you have psychopathic tendencies…because…it’s just a riddle, guys!).
But it sure is fun, isn’t it?