antisocial personality

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Related to antisocial personality: borderline personality disorder, Antisocial behavior


Former designation for someone with an antisocial type of personality disorder.
See also: antisocial personality, sociopath.
[psycho- + G. pathos, disease]

antisocial personality

Etymology: Gk, anti + L, socius, companion
a person who exhibits attitudes and overt behavior contrary to the customs, standards, and moral principles accepted by society. The individual also is lacking a sense of moral conscience. Also called psychopathic personality, sociopathic personality. See also antisocial personality disorder.

Antisocial personality

A personality characterized by attitudes and behaviors at odds with society's customs and moral standards, including illegal acts.
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Influence of antisocial personality subtypes on drug abuse treatment response.
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