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People are sometimes described as "antisocial," but usually this means that a person is not outgoing in social situations. Antisocial personality disorder is completely different. People with antisocial personality disorder usually do not have empathy for other people, and do not respect their wants, needs, feelings or boundaries. They break rules and laws without feeling bad, are manipulative, and may even be violent. People with antisocial personality disorder are also likely to abuse alcohol and other drugs.
People with antisocial personality disorder lack morals, and are most often called "sociopaths" and "psychopaths." Experts believe that more men than women have antisocial personality disorder, and that it may be passed down in families. However, the exact cause of antisocial personality disorder is unknown.