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[Self-Test] Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), also called sociopathy or psychopathy, is characterized by disregard for and violation of the rights of others.1 People with ASPD often engage in unlawful behaviors and display a reckless disregard for the safety of themselves and others.

They often exhibit irritable and aggressive behaviors, and they may get into physical fights or assault others. Deceitfulness and manipulation are central to this personality disorder – people with ASPD may charm others to get what they want, then show little remorse for hurting or mistreating them.ASPD is associated with consistent irresponsibility.

People with ASPD may fail to honor financial and/or workplace obligations. They often act on impulse without much thought to consequences.Apart from meeting symptom criteria, an individual can only be diagnosed with ASPD if they are at least 18 years old.

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