* I generally write using the pronouns he/him when referring to narcissists, but females are just as likely to be narcissists or exhibit narcissistic traits. So please don't think just because article uses the word him or he that it could not be a woman in that same role.
Cluster B type personality disorders are characterized by dramatic, impulsive, self-destructive, emotional behavior and sometimes incomprehensible interactions with others.
Antisocial personality disorder
Antisocial personality disorder is a challenging personality disorder characterized by impulsive, irresponsible, and often criminal behavior. A pattern of deceiving, exploiting, or violating the rights of others is indicative of antisocial personality disorder.
Psychopathy is commonly defined as a personality disorder characterized partly by antisocial behavior, a diminished capacity for empathy and remorse, and poor behavioral controls. Psychopathic traits are assessed using various measurement tools, including Canadian researcher Robert D. Hare’s Psychopathy Checklist, Revised (PCL-R). “Psychopathy” is not the official title of any diagnosis in the DSM or ICD, nor is it an official title used by any other major psychiatric organizations. The DSM and ICD state that their antisocial diagnoses are at times referred to (or include what is referred to) as both psychopathy and sociopathy.
Antisocial personality disorder’s precise cause is still unknown. Nonetheless, it is thought that a combination of environmental circumstances, such as childhood trauma and inherited ones, influences its development. People who have an antisocial parent are vulnerable, and more men than women are often affected.
The development of antisocial personality traits has been connected to childhood experiences of animal abuse and fire setting.
- People who have antisocial personality disorder could display any of the following actions:
- charming and witty in their exchanges
- being skilled at controlling people’s emotions and flattery
- Engaging in activities regularly
- putting one’s safety and the safety of others last
- battling issues related to substance misuse
- often stealing, lying, or picking fights
- displaying no regret or shame for their deeds
- frequently exhibiting rage or conceit
Since people with antisocial personality disorder usually do not seek treatment of their own volition, treating this condition can be difficult.
For many people, behavioral therapies that emphasize encouraging certain behaviors while discouraging others may be successful. Talk therapy has also demonstrated some advantages.
Treating ailments including PTSD, depression, and ADHD can also be helpful.
Borderline personality disorder
– pervasive pattern of abrupt emotional outbursts, fear of abandonment, unhealthy attachment, altered empathy, and instability in relationships, self-image, identity, behavior and affect, often leading to self-harm and impulsivity