antisocial personality disorder

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Related to Sociopathic personality disorder: Narcissistic personality disorder, Dissocial personality disorder

antisocial personality disorder

n.
A personality disorder characterized by chronic antisocial behavior and violation of the law and the rights of others.
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Noun1.antisocial personality disorder - a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affectantisocial personality disorder - a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)
personality disorder - inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior
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It's impossible to diagnose sociopathic personality disorder on sight, but people with this condition may have uncontrolled anger or show a repeated disregard for right and wrong and the safety of others.
Experts said he suffered from a sociopathic personality disorder linked to autism.
Psychopathy, also known as sociopathic personality disorder, is a specific form of personality disorder.