Socialmeans having to do with the health and happiness of people. It also means friendly or getting along well with others.
Anti-socialdescribes behavior that is generally harmful to the health and happiness of people.
Personalityhas to do with the qualities of a person’s behavior, as shown by his actions and his thoughts.
AnAnti-Social Personality,then, is a person who is against any individual, activity or group that works to help others improve.
There are certain characteristics (good or bad qualities that someone is recognized by) that cause about 20 percent of the population to be very much against any activity or group that works to help people, make them better, happier or more able. Such people are known to have anti-social tendencies. Atendencyis the way someone behaves as a result of his thinking. For example, anAnti-SocialPersonality has a tendency to alwaysfind faultin another person.
Crime and criminal acts (stealing, harming others, rape, murder, etc.) are committed byAnti-SocialPersonalities. People who are insane and inmental institutionscommonly find that they ended up that way because they were in contact with such personalities.
As they make up only 20 percent of the population and as only 2½ percent of this 20 percent are truly dangerous, we see that with a very small amount of work, we could do a great deal to better the conditions in our world.
When we look for the cause of a business that is failing, we discover that, somewhere on its staff, the Anti-Social Personality is hard at work.
In families that are breaking up, we commonly find thatAnti-SocialPersonalities are involved. Where a person’s life has become rough and he is failing, a careful review will find one or more such personalities at work.
For example, take a restaurant that is failing and going out of business. It is not making enough money, yet it seems to be attracting a lot of customers. We find that the person handling the money is anAnti-SocialPersonality. He has been stealing money and putting it in his pocket. He has also been finding fault with the staff and making them feel like they cannot do their jobs.
Or take a family that is living together happily until an uncle, who is anAnti-SocialPersonality, comes to stay with them. He spreads bad news and finds fault with each of the family members every day. The whole family becomes upset (but doesn’t realize why) and starts arguing with each other. The children decide to move out and stay by themselves.
As there are 80 percent of us trying to get along and only 20 percent trying to prevent us from doing so, our lives would be much easier if we knew the exactmanifestationsof such a personality. Because if we did, we could see who theAnti-SocialPersonality was and save ourselves from much failure andheartbreak.
It is important, then, to examine and list the characteristics of theAnti-SocialPersonality.Characteristicsare those things you can recognize about a person, such as what he does or says and how he says them and how he behaves toward you and toward other people. Because theAnti-SocialPersonality causes so much harm in the daily lives of so many, it is necessary for decent people to become better informed on this subject and to be able to recognize anAnti-SocialPersonality by his behavior.