Symptoms of antisocial personality disorder

Health And Medical Video: Antisocial Personality Disorder: Symptoms And Treatment (January 2019).


Personality disorders include a special form of thoughts, feelings and styles of behavior that differ markedly from what is considered to be the norm in a particular culture and society.

Personality disorders, which manifest themselves in a predisposition to dramatic, anti-social behavior, include several disorders, such as borderline personality disorder and antisocial disorder, or sociopath.


Sociopathy is a rather rare condition that affects men more often than women.

Symptoms of sociopathy may first appear in adolescence, but the diagnosis does not generally apply to adulthood.

Signs of a dissocial disorder

Sociopathy is characterized by:

  • An inclination towards impulsive and aggressive behavior,
  • Rejection of social norms of society,
  • As well as inattention and disrespect for the rights and feelings of other people.

People with antisocial personality disorder can not feel attached to others who do not adhere to the rules of behavior and morals established in a particular society. As a way of interacting with other people, they choose manipulations, the sole purpose of which is their own benefit or lack thereof.

Sociologists not only do not feel tastes themselves and indifferent to other people, but in some cases they are not able to realize the existence of preferences and others. They can behave kindly and for some time to maintain good relations with people if they see it as a benefit to themselves. They easily lie, violate not only social norms, but also laws, at the same time, they do not feel conscience about the committed wrongful acts and causing harm to other people.

Symptoms of sociopathy

The main symptom of sociopathy is the propensity to antisocial behavior and indifferent attitudes towards others, as well as:

  • Ignoring social norms and laws repeated with the commission of unlawful deeds, crimes;
  • Repetitive deception in relations with others, including manipulation and the use of other people to achieve their own goals;
  • Failure to long-term planning, impulsivity;
  • Irritability, predisposition to manifestations of anger, aggression, images of other people, participation in fights;
  • Disregard for their own safety and safety of others;
  • Inability and reluctance to assume responsibility, including non-fulfillment of professional duties, promises, financial obligations;
  • Lack of guilt.

Life of a sociopath

Lack of guilt, however, does not prevent a patient with antisocial personality disorder blaming others, often mistakenly, on their own guilt, as well as inventing beautiful remedies for justifying their immoral and anti-social behavior.

Given the increased propensity to abuse and ignoring the rules of law, sociologists often fall into places of deprivation of liberty. However, even in the case of arrest and serving punishment, they do not repent of the acts committed, but regret only that they have been caught.

Symptoms of antisocial personality disorder
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