Antisocial Personality Disorder
Your personality is your unique way of thinking, understanding, reacting, and relating to people.
A personality disorder isn't just an unusual personality. It's when your personality traits cause significant problems in your life or keep you from relating normally to others.
Antisocial personality disorder is:
It's much more common in men than women. People seem to get better as they get older.
People with this disorder may:
Harass others, destroy property, or break the law
Lie and take advantage of other people to get what they want
Lack empathy (not care about other people)
Ignore the rights and feelings of others
Make excuses for their bad behavior or blame it on others
Act aggressively or irresponsibly (for example, by suddenly quitting a job or not paying bills)
Not feel sorry for what they've done
Abuse drugs or alcohol
They may seem charming and convincing when trying to get what they want.
Antisocial personality disorder is probably caused by both:
Children with a conduct disorder are more likely than other children to get antisocial personality disorder when they grow up. Abuse and neglect can increase the chance of the child having antisocial personality disorder as an adult.