Most people are familiar with the words sociopath and psychopath, but not so comfortable with their more clinical term: antisocial personality disorder. Antisocial personality disorder has a confusing name, but is a very serious and lifelong diagnosis — and you may know someone who has it.
According to Psychology Today, about three percent of men and one percent of women have antisocial personality disorder (APD). But people with this disorder aren’t antisocial in the sense of being shy. “There is a lot of confusion with this term ‘antisocial personality disorder’ with some people taking it face value,” licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula, tells Bustle. Really, it means the person with the disorder behaves against (“anti”) social codes of conduct.