Antisocial Personality Type

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Definition: "1. Inclined to undertake new and daring enterprises. 2. Hazardous; risky." (AHD)

Synonyms: venturesome, daring, daredevil, rash, reckless, foolhardy (MW).

Analogous: audacious, bold, intrepid, doughty ... : aspiring, panting ... : ambitious, emulous (ibid)

Character Strengths and Virtues

  1. Magnanimity, naturalness.
  2. Confidence, self-esteem, hope, cheerfulness, joyfulness, sociability.
  3. Straightforwardness, fairness.
  4. Tolerance, liberalism, open-mindedness.
  5. Generosity, liberality, courtesy, equability, friendliness, fraternity.
  6. Refinement, magnificence.
  7. Energy, attentiveness, enthusiasm, alertness, rationality, resourcefulness, sagacity,
  8. independence.
  9. Artistry, inquisitiveness, boldness, courage, spontaneity, humor, wittiness.

Traits or Behaviors

Nonconformity, risk-taking, independence, persuasiveness, wanderlust, high-spirited, combative, living in the present.


excitement, adventure, conniving, manipulation, exploitation, being a loner, autonomy, strength, victimizing others, being predatory, breaking the rules of society, looking out for oneself, being an aggressor, being one of the "haves", being on the attack, getting what you deserve


boredom, routine, being abused by society, a "dog-eat-dog" world, exploitation by others, weak and vulnerable people, being a victim, being a patsy or wimp, being a "have-not", being attacked, not getting what you deserve




Real World



Good/Bad Matches





Management Style



Areas that may need improvement

  • Self-control
  • Reflection
  • Recklessness
  • Consideration of others
  • Ensuring safety of others
  • Goals

Noteworthy Examples

Karl Abraham, Lauren Bacall, David Bowie, Louis Breger, Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, Raymond Cattell, Joseph Conrad, Joan Crawford, George Armstrong Custer, Princess Diana, Marlene Dietrich, Joe DiMaggio, Clint Eastwood, Albert Ellis, Carly Fiorina, Zelda Fitzgerald, Ian Fleming, Viktor Frankl, Cary Grant, Hermann Hesse, Andrew Jackson, James Bond, Carl Gustav Jung, John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr., Evel Knievel, Osama bin Laden, Sinclair Lewis, John Locke, Nicolo Machiavelli, Abraham H. Maslow, Timothy McVeigh, Arthur Miller, Thomas Paine, General George S. Patton Jr., Frederick 'Fritz' Perls, Dennis Rodman, Philip Roth, Bertrand Russell, Wilhelm Stekel, Howard Stern, Robert Louis Stevenson, Nicola Tesla, Lily Tomlin, John Updike, Lee Van Cleef, Jean-Claude Van Damme.


John M. Oldham and Lois B. Morris (1995). The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do. New York: Bantam.

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