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Antisocial Personality Disorder


Personality disorders are all about the sufferer being a social deviant who does not follow ordinary social rules of conduct. Personality disorders such as narcissism make the sufferer lie a lot. Antisocial personality involves a total disregard for the emotions of others. Antisocial people are also called sociopathic because they tend to break ordinary rules. Harmful behaviors are sociopathic or psychopathic. Source. Sociopathy involves having impairments to the sufferer’s conscience while psychopaths have a complete lack of conscience related to others. They do not imagine other people around them have rights at all. Antisocial personality is found more in men than in women.

Antisocial personality sufferers feel they are above the law, that no law can bind them out of doing things. They almost get away with literal murder. They tend to violate the physical or emotional rules of others. They lack stability in jobs or home life. They are irritable and aggressive as well as lack remorse in general. They think: why the hell should they be forced to apologize? They don’t. They are consistently irresponsible. They are reckless and impulsive as well as deceitful. They have a childhood diagnosis of conduct disorder as well.

People who have antisocial personality disorder are into drug or alcohol abuse. The cause of antisocial personality involves genetic and environmental factors where higher percentages of this mental illness are found in prison populations. Many antisocial people are in jail, but just as many sociopaths or antisocial personality disorder sufferers are out and about. This personality disorder is the hardest one to treat according to Psychology Today’s article. Many people with antisocial personality do not feel they are doing anything wrong. They don’t see a need to go to treatment. If somebody is a narcissist and an antisocial personality disordered person, they do not see themselves as wrong, ever.

Psychopathy is actually seen as a separate disorder from antisocial personality. Antisocial people have trouble maintaining steady employment as well as are characterized by having a callous attitude towards people they harm. People with antisocial personality are aggressive and hostile towards others non-stop. If they have narcissism they double their hostility three-fold, although narcissists hide their true selves a lot with charm. Many people with antisocial personality are about the manipulation, exploitation, and abuse of others. In children, antisocial personality is known as conduct disorder. Antisocial personality disorder may have a strong genetic basis also, because of one gene called the monoamine oxidase, an enzyme that breaks down monoamine neurotransmitters. Antisocial behavior may also be linked to head trauma, as well as decreased activity in the pre-frontal cortex that helps one control their emotions.

Antisocial people are often con artists enjoying the fact they lie to others to exploit the victim they are lying about. They are consistently irresponsible as they are unable to behave properly in order to hold a job. The antisocial personality disordered individual does not feel they have to conform to society. They do not need to follow laws because they feel they are above the law.

They spend their lives ruining their capacity for interpersonal relationships. They use seduction, charm, or glibness to manipulate other people. There is no honesty inside somebody with an antisocial personality disorder. They do not feel concern for the problems of others, they are persistently hostile, imagining slights or insults, and they have mean and nasty, or just plain vengeful behavior. Antisocial people who are on the schizophrenia spectrum are very unstable, in particular, if they do not take medication. How some of them can avoid jail time, is beyond the scope of a rational person’s thinking habits.

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