When a violent tragedy occurs in our nation, one subject that often appears on the news is the mental health of the perpetrator. Many of these killers went undiagnosed, but based off their behaviors, mental health professionals are often able to speculate that many of them have personality disorders. According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Manual, there are 10 personality disorders ranging from anxious types to more dramatic disorders. While most people with personality disorders will NOT go on to become violent criminals, many do have a history of violence, drug/alcohol abuse, and criminal behavior. When left untreated, individuals with personality disorders may cause harm to themselves, those around them, and sometimes complete strangers. It’s important for those who suspect they or someone they know have a personality disorder to seek professional help. These personality disorder tests are not meant to take the place of a professional diagnosis. However, they may be useful tools in guiding someone to seek the help they need. They may also be helpful for individuals who suspect someone they know has a personality disorder.

Antisocial Personality Disorder

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When we hear the term “antisocial” it’s typically used to describe someone who keeps to himself and avoids going out. This is inaccurate. The correct term for those individuals is asocial. An antisocial person has a pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others. Some symptoms of anti-social personality disorder are:

  • Disregard for right or wrong
  • Persistent lying or deceit to exploit others
  • Arrogance, a sense of superiority and being extremely opinionated
  • Manipulative
  • Impulsiveness or failure to plan ahead
  • Being consistently irresponsible and repeatedly failing to fulfill work or financial obligations

Some of the consequences of antisocial personality disorders are:

  • Abuse of children and partners/spouses
  • Substance abuse
  • Homicidal or suicidal behavior
  • Criminal behavior, arrests, jail time
  • Homelessness

If you suspect you or someone you know has an antisocial personality disorder, click HERE to take a test.