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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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Narcissism (Definition)

A pervasive sense of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior, lack of empathy, need for admiration, fantasies o unlimited success, sense of entitlement, envious of others, often arrogant, exploitive of others as well as other characteristics. Person would definitely benefit by therapy but often by nature of the condition the person doesn't believe that there is ...Read more


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What's the difference between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissism?

What's the difference between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissism?

Personality problems: Psychopath and sociopath describe someone who lies, cheats, steals, exploits others, and has no remorse -- like antisocial personality disorder. Narcissistic pd exploits others too, but they feel entitled and there's not so much lying. Antisocial does it b/c he feels everyone else does it. Borderline pd needs others desperately & falls apart when rejected. Dramatic, unstable, self-injuring. ...Read more

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What are the main differences between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder?

What are the main differences between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder?

Major differences: Psychopath= a person who exploits others without concern for whether they are hurting the person (i.e. Not having a conscience) ("sociopath" is an outdated term for psychopath) borderline personality=is typically a long-standing set of traits that cause extreme and chronic relationship problems narcissistic personality=long-standing belief and acting that one is superior to others. ...Read more

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How do disocial & antisocial personality disorder differ?

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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Can narcissists and/or sociopaths steal your personality?

No...but...: No one can steal your personality. However, narcissists and/or sociopaths can manipulate an individual in a way that makes that person feel convinced that they are not in control. They seek power over others and can use subtle ways to achieve said power. ...Read more

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Could psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists feel emotion?

Could psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists feel emotion?

Yes: Yes, they are human and feel emotion. Their reactions and the circumstances leading to those reactions may differ from others', though. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the terms antisocial personality disorder and psychopath?

What is the difference between the terms antisocial personality disorder and psychopath?

Antisocial PD: They're similar -- but psychopath is not a medical diagnosis, where antisocial personality disorder is. "psychopath" is a common term for someone whose behavior is amoral or which goes against what's acceptable in his/her society, has difficulty establishing deep connections with others, exploits others, does not learn from experience, etc. For antisocial pd, see: http://tinyurl.Com/2yr6cn. ...Read more

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What's the strongest anti-psychotic?

What's the strongest anti-psychotic?

No such thing: there is no "strongest". In each case, you need to see what the medication is for. Normally have some idea what medication will be best for psychosis, for anxiety, etc. but there are no good studies comparing one with another. What do you need a medication for? ...Read more

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What is the difference between codependency traits and dependant personality disorder?

What is the difference between codependency traits and dependant personality disorder?

Codependent: traits suggest an overly-dependent relationship w/someone and the need for more self-confidence and independence. Dependent personality disorder is more intense, more woven into the attitude of the person. In either case, psychotherapy can be helpful. Aim for inter-dependence, i.e., sometime you gain strength/help others and sometimes its the opposite. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the difference between antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy?

What is the difference between antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy?

Empathy: Psychopathy is considered a severe form of antisocial personality (ASP). However, there is a big difference and that is the ability to empathize with others. While a characteristic of ASP is a lack of concern for the rights of others, they do have the ability to empathize, particularly with those close to them. However, it is generally accepted that true psychopaths do not have this ability. ...Read more

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What is the narcissistic personality disorder?

What is the narcissistic personality disorder?

Much Self-Importance: It's a condition in which there is an inflated sense of self-importance and an extreme preoccupation with oneself. As with all personality disorders, a mental health professional diagnoses the disorder after a psychological evaluation of the history and severity of the symptoms. Psychotherapy (talk therapy) may help a person with the disorder improve functioning and relationships with others. ...Read more

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Is most of our prison population guys with antisocial personality disorder?

No: Most are of limited intelligence, easily swayed by their confreres to engage in illegal activity. Many are victims of outrageous anti-drug laws which in fact promote the use of drugs rather than helping the victims. A few are there by accident. A small group indeed are sociopaths, with no consciences however these folks are frequently very intelligent and avoid capture. ...Read more

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Best therapy for someone that has narcissistic personality disorder?

Best therapy for someone that has narcissistic personality disorder?

Insight oriented: Probably some kind of psychodynamic / psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Narcissistic personality disorders are usually pretty "embedded" and the features that such persons manifest are usually "ego-syntonic, " which means that they do not recognize their "issues" (although others will!). Narcissists need to get to a place of recognizing how self-defeating their narcissism is. ...Read more

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Is jealousy hereditary?

Is jealousy hereditary?

Somewhat, mostly no: Some studies suggest that genetics may play a part in jealousy, but those same studies show that it's what happens to us, the way we're raised, the influential people in our lives, and environmental events that are most important in cultivating a jealous disposition. There are ways to reduce jealousy on one's own, and if it can't be done without assistance, therapy can help. ...Read more

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Is thinkrightnow cds to cure avoidant personality disorder affective?

Is thinkrightnow cds to cure avoidant personality disorder affective?

CDs and books: can be valuable additions to psychotherapy, but seeing a psychotherapist raises the probability of a good outcome. Relating to another person, in this case a professional, is a good antidote for avoidance. I'm not familiar w/the CDs you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can historic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder similar or difference?

Differences: Narcissists have a pattern of grandiosity, a need for admiration and a lack of empathy. They are often arrogant, think that they are important, exaggerate their achievements and have a sense of entitlement. Histrionics are overly dramatic and appear like they are acting. They are seeking attention and may be overly sexualised. Their emotions are overexaggerated. ...Read more

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What is bpd with narcissm? And what is mild antisocial personality disorder?

Bpd: BPD is bipolar disorder which is treatable medical condirltion. Narcissistic personality is a type of disorder which is not treatable. Antisocial personality is on a spectrum of narcissistic disorder. ...Read more

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How are psychopath and sociopath different?

How are psychopath and sociopath different?

Sociopath/Psychopath: are basically the same disorder. Sociopath is a newer term for psychopath. Some people debate slight differences but the terms refer to complete disregard for the feelings and rights of others. It's as if the person is born w/out a conscience. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is narcissistic personality disorder?

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Narcissism: Selfish, inflated self esteem, not care for others' needs or feelings, love of self. ...Read more

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What is the best anti-depressant medication for people with avoidant personality disorder ?

Everyone unique: No particular drug but ssris in general help social anxiety anxiolytics help anxiety--therapy helps and many pts find group therapy useful. ...Read more