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Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Question: Can someone with Antisocial Personality Disorder have emotions? I've been under the impression that a psychopath/sociopath is a person with an extreme form of Antisocial Personality Disorder and cannot feel emotion(or are shallow). However, if a person is not a psychopath but has Antisocial Personality Disorder, can they feel emotion? I know lack of remorse, guilt, and shame are a characteristic but I don't remember seeing anything about emotions as a symptom.

Answer: yes they can. however, they usually suppress those emotions before ever becoming consciously aware of them. if you count anger, hate resentent as emotions then yes all the time. if they're not a psychopath, then their disorder actually has functional value; in other words, they protect themselves from feelings b/c they're used to being hurt. psychopaths have no capacity to experience empathy for others, their emotions would only be insults to their sense of importance

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