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A psychologist or psychometrist can probably give you a very clear answer on this. I think it may depend on at least two factors: the instrument being used, and the person's knowledge of how the instrument works. A person who is completely naive to psychological testing taking the MMPI, for example, would probably not be able to successfully 'fake' the results; the person's sociopathic tendencies would be picked up, or the inventory would be invalidated as a result of some sophisticated indicators that give the likelihood that the person answered frankly. Anything is possible, but the MMPI is well constructed and well researched; it would be very unlikely for a sociopath to figure out the structure of the inventory in one sitting.
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