When it comes to misunderstandings within the world of psychology, a lot of disconnects exist due to the misuse of scientifically-based language. Effective communication is based on using correct terminology, so speaking or writing words in ways they were not intended obstructs the ability to convey what is truly meant. The case is especially true for the term antisocial.
For reference, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) classifies antisocial behavior as an integral part of a specific mental illness known as antisocial personality disorder. The disorder is manifested as a general disregard for the rights of others starting around the age of 15 and includes a number of possible social violations: Read more