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What tests for antisocial personality are out there?

What tests for antisocial personality are out there?

Personality Tests: There are a variety of personality tests that can help confirm the presence of antisocial personality disorder. These are administered by a licensed, trained professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Antisocial Personality Disorder (Definition)

A lifelong condition in which someone meets their own needs but disregards the rights of others. May ...Read more


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How do you deal with a family member with antisocial personality?

How do you deal with a family member with antisocial personality?

Set Clear Boundaries: Set clear boundaries and stick to them. Sometimes these have to be severe, e.g. Not allowing the person in your home. Remember that the usual controls of behavior, like conscience, maybe largely absent and that talking a good line is likely to have little to do with reality so that one has to impose boundaries based on behavior. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when being assessed for antisocial personality, to what extent can one confess thinking/doing reckless things?

Can you tell me when being assessed for antisocial personality, to what extent can one confess thinking/doing reckless things?

Depends: This seems a somewhat odd question. If you are asking about yourself, then you already know how willing or unwilling you are to discuss your thoughts and actions. If you are asking about someone else, it is not possible to make a general prediction. A therapy relationship based on trust and respect (may take some time) would be a prerequisite for anyone to speak openly and honestly. ...Read more

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What is antisocial personality disorder?

There are several : Personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, obsessive compulsive, sociopathic) with different sets of symptoms. The common denominator is that people with personality disorders are comfortable with their symptoms and do not think there is anything wrong with them. Therefore it is very hard to treat them. They have little desire to change, DBT can help if they are willing to try. ...Read more

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What can cause antisocial personality disorder?

Big question and: not enough room to give a thoughtful reply. Here's a reference from someone who has a lot of thoughtful ideas: The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, Ph.D. Shop around for the cheapest prices... ...Read more

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I show symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.

I show symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.

Sociopath: Engaging in antisocial behaviors with no regards to safety of others, such as truancy, theft, criminal behaviors. ...Read more

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How to know what is antisocial personality disorder?

Irritability : The hallmark of all personality disorders is inflexibility. With that in mind the essential feature of antisocial personality disorder is a pattern of irresponsible and antisocial behavior beginning in childhood or early adolescence and continuing into aduthood. People with this disorder tend to be irritable and aggressive and to get repeadtedly into physical fights and assaults. ...Read more

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Where does antisocial personality disorder come from?

Where does antisocial personality disorder come from?

Antisocial: Personality disorders are inherent in the person, shaped by earlier experiences & manifested following stressors. For antisocial, there is usually chaotic family upbringing with violence & early history of conduct disorder issues, then substance abuse & antisocial acts as they mature. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is antisocial personality disorder?

Personality disorder: This disorder in adults is characterized by impulsiveness, irresponsible and brash behavior, lack of remorse, irritability, aggressiveness, and disregard for social norms and the law. It's the personality disorder associated with criminal offenders (through not all criminals have aspd and vice versa), and can be diagnosed by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have antisocial personality disorder?

How do I know if I have antisocial personality disorder?

You may not.: Make an appointment with a psychiatrist and be as open and honest as you can be. Very likely, just because you asked the question, you will leave the office feeling better. ...Read more

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Is antisocial personality and narcissism the same thing?

Is antisocial personality and narcissism the same thing?

No :): Antisocial personality (aka sociopathy or psychopathy) speaks to "superego lacunae" (i.e., a swiss-cheese conscience that knows little remorse / little regret / little guilt), whereas unhealthy narcissism speaks to a more fragile / vulnerable sense of self that is needing constant external reinforcement and stroking. (btw, asocial personalities are simply not that comfortable around people.). ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have antisocial personality disorder?

Antisocial?: What are your symptoms?. Have u been evaluated by a mental health professional & was informed u might have it? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of antisocial personality disorder?

No consideration for: The rights of others which may manifest in situations that may be on the wrong side of the law. ...Read more

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How do disocial & antisocial personality disorder differ?

Dissocial PD: En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dissocial_personality_disorder antisocial personality disorder (aspd), also called dissocial personality disorder, is a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for ... They are different names for the same disorder. Antisocial personality disorder is the term that is used most in the United States at this time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is antisocial personality disorder?

Could you explain what is antisocial personality disorder?

Sociopath: Engaging in antisocial behaviors with no regards to safety of others, such as truancy, theft, criminal behaviors. ...Read more

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Genius and antisocial personality disorder, what are these?

Genius and antisocial personality disorder, what are these?

You may rate very: high on IQ testing but have difficulty relating to others. IQ is a genetic gift often unwrapped in an enriched environment. Makes a person no better or worse than anyone else. Please see a mental health professional for the antisocial part, which can be treated but takes work in between sessions to develop empathy and behaviors that help one relate. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about adult antisocial personality disorder?

It can be dangerous: This is a personality characterized by attitudes that are not merely disinterested in the well being of others, but actually interested in opposing that. They can, therefore, do intentionally cruel or damaging things. Neither sympathy nor compassion will prevent them and depending on other things, even laws might not make them stop. Life is risky for others near them and for themselves. ...Read more

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