In the antisocial personality disorder test, the individual will be screened for the antisocial personality disorder as per DSM 5 criteria. This test is for an educational and self-assessment purpose only and can never substitute the mental health professional.
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Overview of Antisocial Personality Disorder
Antisocial personality disorder is one type of personality disorders. The person experiencing antisocial personality disorder is also referred to as sociopath. Society has conspired with Hollywood to bring into our collective consciousness, Sociopath and Psychopath two apparently attractive words in psychology. For what science calls antisocial personality disorder, psychopaths and sociopaths are words from pop psychology. In the literature on psychology research, these two concepts are not well defined, hence the ambiguity about them.
Nonetheless, there are some common similarities and differences between these two forms of personality. Both sociopaths and psychopaths have a common history of disrespect for other people's safety and rights.
Characteristics of Antisocial Personality Disorder
Researchers generally believe that Antisocial Personality Disorder is the consequence of environmental factors such as the upbringing of a child or teen in a very negative household resulting in emotional abuse, physical abuse, or any trauma in childhood.
● Antisocial Personality Disorder tend to be more impulsive and erratic in their behaviour in general than their counterparts in the psychopath
● While some Antisocial Personality Disorder may also have trouble forming attachments to others, they may be capable of forming an attachment to a specific group or person having the same interests and mind-set as them
● In contrast to psychopaths, most Antisocial Personality Disorder are not holding down long-term jobs or presenting the outside world with much of a normal family life
● When a sociopath engages in criminal behaviour, unlike psychopaths they do so in a reckless and compulsive and often unplanned manner, with little regard for the threats or consequences of their actions
● They may get frustrated and furious easily and quickly, leading to violent outbursts at times
These kinds of rash behaviours and activities increase the chances of being apprehended for a sociopath.
Pop Culture Examples of Antisocial Personality Disorder, following are the characters from different movies and TV shows that are either sociopath or have traits of Antisocial Personality Disorder:
● JD in Heathers
● Alex Delarge in A Clockwork Orange
● The Joker in The Dark Knight
Diagnostic Criteria of Antisocial Personality Disorder
According to DSM-5, to label someone with an antisocial personality disorder, three or more of the following symptoms must be present:
● Regularly breaks or disregards the law
● Constantly lies and deceives others
● Is impulsive
● does not plan ahead
● violent and aggressive
● Has little regard for the safety of others
● Cannot fulfil financial obligations
● Lacks empathy, feelings of guilt or remorse
Most signs or symptoms are almost always seen before age 15 in both cases. They're well on their way to becoming a psychopath or sociopath by the time a person is an adult.
Description About the Antisocial Personality Disorder Test
This test is based on the DSM 5 criteria, as well as the clinical interview with the mental health professional. The purpose of this test is educational/ self-assessment and can never be used as a diagnostic tool.
This test will give the results which will be helpful in understanding the severity of symptoms and will suggest if mental health support is required.