• Do you try to manipulate people for your own gain? Do you do this using either charm, humor or intimidation? People who need antisocial personality disorder treatment tend to manipulate others frequently, usually for some sort of personal gain.
  • When you’ve done things that have hurt other people, do you feel sad, guilty or sorry about it? Lack of remorse for hurting others is a key symptom of antisocial personality disorder.
  • Are you impatient when hearing other people’s opinions? Is it hard for you to respect others’ thoughts, feelings or rights? Do people call you arrogant or complain that you act superior?
  • Are you spontaneous and impulsive? This may be a fun personal attribute in some ways, but has it included engaging in dangerous behaviors? Illegal activities?
  • What are your relationships like? Do you have lots of acquaintances but few close friends? Do you tend to keep people at arm’s length? If you have a partner, girlfriend, or boyfriend, how would he or she describe you: are you hostile, abusive, irritable or a bully? People with antisocial personality disorder tend to have troubled relationships, in which those closest to them often feel abused and bullied.

If you recognize yourself in these behaviors, that’s a great first step. It can be hard to take that next step and seek treatment, but with help life gets much better. And who knows, you may find that you really enjoy the process of learning more about yourself and what makes you tick!

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/antisocial-personality-disorder/symptoms-causes/dxc-20198978

http://www.medicinenet.com/antisocial_personality_disorder/article.htm

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mental-health-awareness/2015/03/antisocial-personality-disorder/

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