antisocial behaviour

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antisocial behaviour

Behaviour that is verbally or physically harmful to other people, animals or property, including behaviour that severely violates social expectations for a given environment.

Antisocial behaviour is a component of antisocial personality disorder, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association in the DSM-IV.
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Suarez is displaying classic sociopathic behaviour and appears to have absolutely no empathy at all for the impact of his actions on the individual.
It was the first movie of any consequence that Rourke had made since Angel Heart in 1987 and reminded at least some people that beneath all that sociopathic behaviour lurked genuine talent.
Working to an inevitable tragic climax, the film clearly has much to say about misguided loyalties and the connections between damaged masculinity and violence, linking Jim's sociopathic behaviour to the post traumatic stress and alienation felt by veterans of Desert Storm in the same way that Scorsese drew parallels with Vietnam.