Is Jax Taylor a sociopath? The waiter turned reality star has certainly shown a ruthless lack of compassion and a penchant for lying on Vanderpump Rules. But it wasn’t until he sat down for his co-star – and ex-girlfriend – Stassi to record a podcast that we started to believe his bad behaviour might be pathological.
On a recent episode of VPR, Jax was a guest on Stassi’s podcast, Straight Up With Stassi, and Stassi grilled him about everything from why men “cheat down” to how he became a “reformed bad boy” (IE: former douchebag). The best part, though, was when she gave him a Psychopath Test.
Spoiler alert: he didn’t pass.
She had him answer the following questions, rating each answer between one and five, with five being ‘totally agree.’
Here’s how it went down:
Success is based on survival of the fittest. I am not concerned about the losers.
Jax: I agree. A five. I totally agree.
I find myself in the same kind of trouble time after time.
Jax: Yes…I’m a sociopath. Sh-t.
I am often bored.
Yes. I’ll say a three. A three, four. I’m bored a lot. A four.
In today’s world, I feel justified in doing whatever I can get away with to succeed.
If you were talking to me five years ago, I’d say absolutely yes. I love to take the shortcut.
There was a time when, hell yeah, I didn’t give a sh-t. As long as I got ahead, I didn’t care.
[Today, he rates himself a four.]
People who are stupid enough to get ripped off usually deserve it.
Love is overrated.
No, disagree. One! Completely disagree.
You fail to learn from experience. True or false?
True. I am such a sociopath, f-ck. I’m screwed.
Do you particularly care how others feel? Yes, not at all, or a little bit.
A little bit. That’s an honest choice.
You’ve just hurt someone’s feelings. How does that make you feel? Guilty, good, or I don’t care.
It depends on the person. That’s a hard question to answer. If it was someone I hated or someone I care about.
For instance, I hurt Tom Sandoval very bad. I didn’t care in the beginning, but after thinking about what I did, yes. It took about a year, but I felt bad. At that time, I didn’t care. I didn’t give a sh-t.
Are you aggressive or cool-headed?
[Jax doesn’t even have to think about this one] Aggressive…Oh my god. I’m, like, worse than a sociopath.
Are you generally an anxious person?
Yes. Very anxious, all the time.
Would you describe yourself as a social person?
How often do you tell lies or say insincere things?
Now? As of today? 2016? I don’t do that anymore.
[Stassi decides they should settle on “sometimes.”]
Do you have delusions or other signs of irrational thinking?
Have you ever been in love?
That’s it! Then they get back the answer and………… yeah. Jax is a sociopath.
It doesn’t take long for it to sink in. Jax is like: “Well, I kind of figured. I kind of knew.”
And so did we.