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Anti-Social Personality Disorder

In a world full of fears, perhaps the worst one a human being

should have is that to be afraid of his fellow man. The human that

should be most feared is the one that has Anti-Social Personality

Disorder or in laymen's terms the psychopath. The psychopath is

probably the most deviant mind that exists and treatment is not very

successful because there is not a cure or drug to control it. The

solution in my mind to control the problem of sociopaths is to let

them live in colonies with each other. Through my research I will

develop an understanding of this personality disorder and convince you

the reader that my solution might be a viable solution.

The sociopath is a combination of other mental illnesses that

are incurred in childhood as a result of heredity, trauma and the

lack of emotional development. The lack of moral or emotional

development which gives a sociopath a lack of understanding for other

people's feelings which enables them to be deceitful without feeling

bad about whatever they do. The under developed emotional system as

explained in the video "The World of Personality Disorders volume 5"

says the sociopath is "emotionally retarded" . The sociopathic

behavior problems that start as a child have links to heredity, a

family with a pre-disposition to perform crimes, alcoholic parents

that do crimes, irresponsible behavior that persists and parents that

do not discipline. The child that will eventually be a sociopath

exhibits certain feeling inside that they are inadequate, shamed and

because of that they are teased and made fun of. The child

characteristics of a future sociopath consist of being incapable of

following the rules. The youngster will skip school, bully, steal,

torment animals, run away from home and the child is likely to develop

Attention Deficit \Hyperactivity Disorder or AD|HD. At an earlier age

than their peer group the child will smoke drink, do drugs, and become

sexually active. The diagnoses of Anti-Social Personality Disorder is

not used for people under the age of 18.

The Psychopath is defined in the dictionary as a person

suffering from, especially a severe mental disorder with aggressive

antisocial behavior which is a nice way of saying a really bad and

mean person. There are many characteristics of a sociopath and each

sociopath has their own special traits.

A sociopath gets great gratification in the act of hurting

someone for absolutely no reason. The behavior of a sociopath is so

close to normal it is extremely hard to diagnose. A sociopath is a

person that acts against society and their sole purpose it seems is to

act against the laws of the given land their end. The sociopath will

in most cases become violent and abuse drugs and alcohol to facilitate

the violent behavior. The violence in many cases is the result of

sub-concious decisions that might lead to murdering or assaulting

someone for no reason. When a sociopath is attacking someone they will

inflict more pain if the victim fights back.

The lack of moral development lets the person feel no guilt or

pain for what they did and quite possibly feel great about their

actions. A sociopath has little self regard for themselves and pays

little attention to their own personal safety when picking fights.

Quite often they will be outsized and get hurt. Some sociopaths are

non-violent and stay out of prison by doing small crimes like

swindling and insurance fraud. It is possible that a sociopath will

come from a normal home but their are more that do not. A sociopath

has the opposite morals of society and by doing things like beating up

people that are stronger than them they feel like they did something

positive. A psychopath is very reactive and will blow their cool

because of little things and no doubt assault the person they are

reacting to. There is a possibility that saratonin a chemical that is

linked to behavior has something to do with the disorder but is not

the major cause. The type 2 male sociopath drinks heavily no matter

what, has a history of frequent fights and arrests, they are impulsive

risk takers, curious, excitable, quick tempered, optimistic and

independent.

Characteristic List

* be glib or superficial

* have a grandiose self image

* be deceitful

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