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.
Eval. The person needs to be evaluated by a psychologist who does testing, most notable the MMPI-2, which is the gold standard of personality testing in both clinical and forensic settings. The MMPI-2 will detect these kinds of personality features and many others, up to and including defensiveness or lying.

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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.
Not likely. The hallmark of antisocial personality disorder is for the person to have basically no conscience. No sense of right and wrong or social morals. This type of personality disorder is especially resistant to treatment.

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.

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.
Antisocial. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An example of this would be Charles Manson.

What can cause antisocial personality disorder?

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Nature/nurture. There is a nature and nurture component in personality disorders such as psychopathy/sociopathy (AKA antisocial personality disorder) however it's not a question of genetics or environment, it's usually a combination of the two.

I show symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.

See a therapist. Diagnosis not easy. Many medications are very helpful.
Evaluation. Typically, a chronic history of repetitive behavioral problems beginning in your childhood or early adolescence is what helps diagnose this disorder. Thorough medical and psychological exams should be done to come to the final diagnosis of this disorder. I highly encourage you to seek out assistance from your primary care doctor who can do an intial exam and testing and steer you on the right path.
Antisocial. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking, as well as being at an extremely high risk for criminal behavior and trying to outsmart/pervert the system. An example of this would be Charles Manson.
Sociopath. Engaging in antisocial behaviors with no regards to safety of others, such as truancy, theft, criminal behaviors.
Is this a question? What do you want to know? What are the symptoms? What are the treatment options? What are the demographics? Please specify.
Personality Problem. If you are concerned about your behavior then please get help. The fact that you are concerned might mean that your symptoms can be changed with professional help. It would be good to consult with a Clinical Psychologist. Medication might help in addition to Psychotherapy.
Great that u r aware. It sounds as if you are not only aware of such a tendency but that you would like to learn more about it and possibly make some changes. IF this is the case you would be an ideal person to have psychotherapy. Good luck to you.

How to know what is antisocial personality disorder?

Antisocial personality. Antisocial personality disorder is ong-term pattern of behavior including manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others. This behavior is often criminal. This disorder is more common in men.
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.

Where does antisocial personality disorder come from?

We don't know, But both genetics and environment seem to be involved.
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.

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.
Antisocial. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An example of this would be Charles Manson.

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.
Antisocial. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An extreme example of this would be Charles Manson.