Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), also known as dissocial personality
disorder (DPD) and sociopathy, is a personality disorder, characterized by a
pervasive pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others.
An impoverished moral sense orconscience is often apparent, as well as a
history of crime, legal problems, and/or impulsive and aggressive behavior.
– a pervasive and persistent disregard for morals, social norms,
and the rights and feelings of others;
– no compunction in exploiting others in harmful ways for their own
gain or pleasure;
– manipulative and deceitful towards other people,
– a facade of superficial charm,
– think lowly and negatively of others
– lack remorse for their harmful actions
– irresponsibility is a core characteristic of this disorder;
– significant difficulties in maintaining stable employment
as well as fulfilling their social and financial obligations,
– often lead exploitative, unlawful, or parasitic lifestyles.
– impulsive and reckless
– fail to consider or disregard the consequences of their actions
– often repeatedly disregard and jeopardize their own safety and
the safety of others
– place themselves and others in danger
– display a disregulated temper,
– can lash out violently with provocation or frustration
– prone to substance abuse and addiction,
– abuse of various psychoactive substances is common
– frequent conflict with the law,
– extensive history of antisocial behavior and criminal infractions
stemming back before adulthood.
– significant problems with interpersonal relationships
– attachments and emotional bonds are weak
– interpersonal relationships often revolve around the manipulation and
exploitation of others.
– generally have no problems in establishing relationships,
but may have difficulties in sustaining and maintaining them
– Relationships with family members and relatives are often strained due to
the behavior and frequent problems that these individuals may get into.