Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Description of Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder, known as psychopath or sociopath in popular culture. People with this disorder lack empathy for others as well as violating of other's rights. This disorder is caused by a person over the age of 18 demonstrating "persistent violations of social norms, including lying, stealing, truancy, inconsistent work behavior and traffic arrests" (Hare, Robert).

Symptoms of the Disorder

  • failure to conform to the social norms in respect to law behaviors; repeat behavior or actions that can cause them to get arrested
  • deceitfulness, lying constantly and conning others for personal reasons
  • failure to plan ahead and is very impulsive
  • lack of remorse, mistreat others or steal from others
  • irritable and aggressive which can lead them to repeated physical fights or assaults
  • disregards the safety for others or themselves
  • irresponsible and repeats to sustain a consistent work behavior
  • Source: John Grohol

How the Grinch Shows Symptoms of Disorder:

Antisocial Personality Disorder Hotline

Call 1-800-989-6790 to receive information about APSD and if you would like to take initiative to get help. Furthermore, if you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of APSD or other personality disorders, you can check out this website to learn more about psychological disorders.


Grohol, John. "Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms." Psych Central. Web. 7 Dec. 2015. <>.

Hare, R. (1996, February 1). Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Case of Diagnostic Confusion. Retrieved December 7, 2015, from

Personality Disorder Treatment Program Options. (n.d.). Retrieved December 7, 2015, from