These freaks love to party and hang.
They chat and charm and dance and joke.
Sociopaths are not wall flowers.
Why Are Sociopaths Called Antisocial?
Because – hold onto your hats… there’s more than one meaning of the word antisocial. Amazing. Who’d a thunk it. Here it goes, The Old English Oxford Dictionary – the most massive, most amazing dictionary on the planet – puts it like this:
Antisocial – 1. Opposed to sociality… averse to companionship. 2. Opposed to the principles on which society is constituted.
Number one is about not liking, or being uncomfortable in the company of others. – And things like not likin’ parties.
Number two is closer to the clinical term for a sociopath, Antisocial Psychopath, or a person of Antisocial Personality Disorder, as defined by the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition)
Sociopaths Aren’t Wall Flowers – Sociopaths Behave Against Social Norms
“The term antisocial may be confusing to the lay public, as the more common definition outside of clinical usage is an individual who is a loner or socially isolated. The literal meaning of the word antisocial can be more descriptive to both the lay public and professionals: to be anti-social, is to be against society; against rules, norms, laws and acceptable behavior. Individuals with Antisocial Personality Disorder tend to be charismatic, attractive, and very good at obtaining sympathy from others; for example, describing themselves as the victim of injustice. … Antisocials possess a superficial charm, they can be thoughtful and cunning, and have an intuitive ability to rapidly observe and analyze others, determine their needs and preferences, and present it in a manner to facilitate manipulation and exploitation. They are able to harm and use other people in this manner, without remorse, guilt, shame or regret.” ~ Theravive, by David Porter, MA, LADC
Modern Languages have Roots in Latin – Anti is Anti
Our words for medical diagnosis and terminology – a huge part of our everyday English language – and a lot of other languages as well, like French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian – come from ancient, toga wearing people who spoke Latin in old-school, ancient Rome. Lots of beginnings and endings and even middle sections of our words are Latin: anti, post, sub, pre, non. There’s tons.
Anti is a word straight out of Latin and Rome. If you put the word anti into Google Translate and select the translation from English into Latin, you know what you get? – Anti.
Anti in English is anti in Latin. In old-school Latin anti means: to be or to go against (something), to be outside (of something), or opposed (to something).
So – in all – antisocial psychopaths or persons of antisocial personality disorder, don’t mind parties at all – they kinda thrive on them as a prime hunting ground. Sociopaths, in the medical-language realm, founded in Latin means: to go against society. Sociopaths function outside normally expected or accepted behavior. Sociopaths behave against what the rest of us expect and accept as normal. They behave anti- (against) social- (society) – they go against the grain of what’s considered okay. – And boy-howdy… Don’t they…?
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