Antisocial personality disorder (APD) is a personality disorder which is often characterised by antisocial and impulsive behaviour. APD is generally (if controversially) considered to be the same as, or similar to, the disorder that was previously known as psychopathic or sociopathic personality disorder. Approximately 3% of men and 1% of women have some form of antisocial personality disorder (source: DSM-IV).

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Antisocial Personality Disorder
Explains the distinguishing features of the sociopath and psychopath. Includes the DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria for serial bullying or APD.
Warns people against romantic relationships with sociopaths, described as the most dangerous personality type of the human race. Includes advice on how to recognize them, with links to other resources.
Open-Site: Antisocial Personality Disorder
The distinction between the disorder and psychopathy, characteristics and traits, and cultural and social considerations.
The Origins of Violence: Is Psychopathy an Adaptation?
An article by Ian Pitchford arguing that violent people usually have different psychological profiles from others and hence this should be taken account of.
The Psychology of Compassion
Proposes research into the libido mechanics of the psychopathic personality, based upon the works of Freud, Adler and Jung. Jimmy Powdrell Campbell, 1996, 2012.
Psychopathic Writings
A blog about life as it is experienced by a diagnosed psychopath.
Psychopaths Among Us
Author discusses the work of Dr Robert Hare, professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia.
Psychopaths in Suits
Psychopaths in management and in positions of corporate authority by Jem Bendell.
The Sociopathic Style: An Educational Series
Intended for major television/cable broadcast. Will cover many interviews with victims of sociopathic relationships and interviews with leaders in the field of sociopathy (psychopathy).
Does it Take a Psychopath to Make a Good CIO?
Article discusses how executives might be giving themselves the characteristics of functional psychopaths without realizing how detached they're becoming. (September 28, 2005)
Is Your Boss a Psychopath?
Article sheds light on "corporate psychopathy" and ruthless behavior in business. (July 01, 2005)

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