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Antisocial Personality Disorder
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tsun wrote:

If by anti-social, you mean shy, then yes it exists. And I think some people take meds for it as well.


Antisocial Personality Disorder. Look it up.
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The answer is false. It's truth that's the lie!
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Strahfobiya wrote:


tsun wrote:

If by anti-social, you mean shy, then yes it exists. And I think some people take meds for it as well.


since when has anti-social meant shy and who do you know that's on medication for shyness???


Anti-social has been used to describe shy people for many years.
And I know no one on a medication for shyness.
I meant for my post to be satirical in all forms possible.


Phersu wrote:


tsun wrote:

If by anti-social, you mean shy, then yes it exists. And I think some people take meds for it as well.


Antisocial Personality Disorder. Look it up.


First off, I forgot to write /satire at the end of my post since the term anti-social is often incorrectly interchanged with asocial (though the two are sometimes synonyms). I meant for my post to be a joke, but I guess it's just not my day.. Do people honestly believe that the latter statement of my post was something I think to be a fact?

Also I do[/] believe psychopaths exist lol.
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yes you are giving me paranoia with all your questions
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I do believe psychopaths exist. I can't think of any occasions where I'm sure I met one, though.


Anti-social has been used to describe shy people for many years.
And I know no one on a medication for shyness.
I meant for my post to be satirical in all forms possible.


However, OP clearly mentioned psychopathy and sociopathy in the same sentence, in addition to following antisocial up with personality disorder in the title. That makes it clear they mean antisocial in the medical sense, and not in the plebeians' bastardization's. You're just being a reverse pedant with the false justification that because it's been used incorrectly for years, it is now right.

I personally don't know anyone on medication for shyness, however, there are some individuals on r9k who take anti-depressants or chemically castrate themselves for their extreme anxiety and "muh >tfw no gf."
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personally never met one (outside of fiction)...

would be interesting to meet one though... (and not get killed in the process).
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Anti-social personality disorders are pretty misunderstood, in part because of an incorrect assumed correlation with criminality. There is more data related to criminals with the disorder than the non-criminal, but it has been coming to light that there are a significant number of individuals who are disordered that do not engage in criminal activity. One of the primary hallmarks is a sort of disconnect in their minds with the extrapolation of certain kinds of social consequences. They really have a hard time wrapping their heads around why some actions or behaviors are expected and also why people find certain actions and opinions of theirs unacceptable.

I have a friend with a variety of this. It probably helps that I am wired strangely, even if not the same as he is. We understand one another's differences and how they affect us better than most people do. This commonality works well for us. I have emotional responses, but they are qualitatively different than the norm even if there is overlap. My emotional reactions are not always triggered by the same sorts of stimuli as most people. Many find me extremely clinical and describe me as "cold" if I am not artificially enhancing my presentation for them. I get excited, but it doesn't affect me exactly the same way and it does not present in the same way. I am not especially bothered by his behavioral differences. He behaves as I expect him to, even if it is different than how I expect some others to. He seems to like that I am not especially judgmental toward him and that I do not act like he is confusing or a total jerk. We work well as friends to one another, even if our friendship may seem odd to others. He does have a hard time maintaining most long term relationships and does not have very many friends. He's good at making them, not so hot at keeping them. I tend to be the opposite.
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I have a bit of anti-social disorder, not all the time though. There's people I click with right away and there are people that for some reason I don't really feel comfortable around until I get to know them a little more. It is what it is I guess...
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ASPD, or sociopathy / psychopathy, is very real. Fortunately most people with ASPD end up in prison for crimes, or otherwise do their best to not... y'know... make it obvious they're sociopathic. That said they can be a problem.

Anti-social is often mistaken for asocial, much like atheism is often treated as anti-theism. Antisocial individuals care not for society's rules and do as they see fit, while asocial individuals simply don't care but don't go against society.
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I was suicidal by aged 10 and sectioned at the age of 15.Through countless medications, therapy sessions and basic trial and error I was diagnosed with having both anti social and nervous disorders. It was a hazy time in my life as I remember being drugged up heavily by the enforcement of my parents but that made me worse so I took myself off the medication and refused to speak to any doctor. I believe in the disorders but I also think that the treatment for them can be incorrect and dangerous. Though I have the same disorders today I have managed to work with them most of the time and accept them, rather than numbing myself with prescription drugs. In the end these disorders are just to give us labels, anyone that doesn't fit in. There really are psychopaths out there but I wouldn't say that everyone that was diagnosed as one truly was, same as most things.
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tsun wrote:

First off, I forgot to write /satire at the end of my post since the term anti-social is often incorrectly interchanged with asocial (though the two are sometimes synonyms). I meant for my post to be a joke, but I guess it's just not my day.. Do people honestly believe that the latter statement of my post was something I think to be a fact?

Also I do[/] believe psychopaths exist lol.


Oh, I'm sorry. I misguidedly believed that people wouldn't joke about such a serious and problematic issues. Now I see. Hah. Hahah. Hahahahahahah. Hahahahahahahahahahahah!

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Phersu wrote:

In other words, psychopathy or sociopathy. How do you feel about this issue? Do they really exist? Or are they a myth? Are you one? Are we all one? Am I giving you paranoia?

Yes.


Well, psychopathy and sociopathy aren't recognized in the DSM. The only one that kinda fits the condition is Anti social personality disorder. And the main characteristic of Psychopathy and sociopahy is that the person has no empathy.

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Posted 4/3/14
Err...I do not have this disorder as I don't do any of the followings.
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I wish to meet a serial killer. Preferably one diagnosed with psychopathy or another related disorder.
I think it would be very interesting.
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