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03-04-03, 07:06 PM
There seems to sometimes be some confusion when people talk about Anti-Social behavior. Many people use the term anti-social when refering to somebody who may be shy or have trouble in certain social situations. That is not the correct use of the term anti-social.

Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by failure to conform to society's norms, deceit or intimidation in relationships, and failure to show consideration for the rights of others. People with this type of personality sometimes have a history of criminal activity with an absence of remorse for their hurtful deeds. They can be impulsive, reckless and sometimes violent. This disorder is far more common and more serious in men than women.

Here are some links about ASPD

Two very good books about ASPD are:

Bad Boys, Bad Men: Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder
by Donald W. Black

Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Robert Hare