Lack of empathy, inflated self-appraisal, and superficial charm are features that have been commonly included in traditional conceptions of psychopathy and may be particularly distinguishing of antisocial personality disorder in prison or forensic settings where criminal, delinquent, or aggressive acts are likely to be nonspecific.
These individuals may also be irresponsible and exploitative in their sexual relationships.
He began with criticism, went on to name-calling and moved on to physical violence and (probably) murder. “The Loser,” Carver notes, “has very shallow emotions and connections with others.
However, neither psychopathy nor sociopathy are recognized professional labels used for diagnosis.Individuals with antisocial personality disorder frequently lack empathy and tend to be callous, cynical, and contemptuous of the feelings, rights, and sufferings of others.Female relatives are prone to Somatization Disorder.Families are characterized by the lack of appropriate emotional expression.The disorder usually begins in childhood or as a teen and continues into a person’s adult life.
Antisocial personality disorder is often referred to as psychopathy or sociopathy in popular culture.
Although the term Anti Social Personality Disorder has replaced the term Pschopathy in the DSM-IV (Diagnostic Manual, psychopathy is generally considered a subset of ASPD.
So, of the 4% of the population with ASPD, a fraction of those actually are true psychopaths.
So, the reason most article and blogs are about psychopathic men and not women, is due to these statistics.
Remember, that not all people with ASPD are psychopaths.
Statistics vary depending upon your source, but it’s safe to say that around 4% of the adult population has Anti Social Personality Disorder (ASPD).