Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms and SignTweet
People with antisocial personality disorder characteristically act out their conflicts and ignore normal rules of social behavior. These individuals are impulsive, irresponsible, and callous. Typically, the antisocial personality has a history of legal difficulties, belligerent and irresponsible behavior, aggressive and even violent relationships. They show no respect for other people and feel no remorse about the effects of their behavior on others. These people ware at high risk for substance abuse, especially alcoholism, since it helps them to relieve tension, irritability and boredom.
Symptoms of Antisocial Personality DisorderA person with antisocial personality disorder:
- Breaks the law repeatedly
- Lies, steals, and fights often
- Disregards the safety of self and others
- Demonstrates a lack of guilt
- Had a childhood diagnosis (or symptoms consistent with) conduct disorder
Signs and tests of Antisocial Personality Disorder
Individuals with antisocial personality disorder are often angry and arrogant but may be capable of superficial wit and charm. They may be adept at flattery and at manipulating the emotions of others. People with antisocial personality disorder often have extensive substance abuse and legal problems.