When you think of the word ‘antisocial’, you probably think of that awkward kid who sits alone at lunchtime and is overly shy towards others. Maybe you remember a teacher who would label students’ antisocial’ if they didn’t respond in class. However, these are all surface-level characteristics that don’t even begin to delve into what it means to be antisocial in today’s world.
Antisocial behaviour is more than being shy or reclusive; it is a broad spectrum of behaviours that can manifest negatively in many ways. Antisocial individuals often have problems with trust and regard for others, leading to further complications such as isolation and depression. People with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) exhibit these traits so frequently that they may initiate distrust in those around them. This article will explore the ugly side of antisociality and how it can affect yo