Let's Compare Antisocial and Introvert


Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is described by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fourth edition (DSM-IV-TR), as an Axis II personality disorder characterized by "...a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood." They have an "impoverished sense moral sense or conscience" and may have a "history of crime, legal problems, impulsive and aggressive behaviour." The antisocial personality disorder falls under the dramatic/erratic cluster of personality disorders.

antisocial adj 1: shunning contact with others; "standoffish and antisocial"; "he's not antisocial; just shy" 2: unwilling or unable to conform to normal standards of social behavior; "criminal behavior or conduct that violates the rights of other individuals is antisocial"; "crimes...and other asocial behavior" [syn: {asocial}]

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "antisocial": Timonistic, ascetic, austere, cold, cynical, eremitic, introverted, man-hating, misanthropic, misogynous, reclusive, remote, reserved, sexist, solitary, standoffish, unsociable, withdrawn, woman-hating

Antisocial \An`ti*so"cial\, a. Tending to interrupt or destroy social intercourse; averse to society, or hostile to its existence; as, antisocial principles. [1913 Webster]


The trait of extraversion–introversion is a central dimension of human personality theories. The terms introversion and extraversion were first popularized by Carl Jung, although both the popular understanding and psychological usage differ from his original intent.

introvert n : (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts [ant: {extrovert}] v 1: fold inwards; "some organs can invaginate" [syn: {invaginate}] 2: turn inside; "He introverted his feelings"

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "introvert": ambivert, choleric, convert, cycloid, cyclothyme, cyclothymic, ectomorph, endomorph, evert, extrovert, intussuscept, invaginate, inverse, invert, melancholic, mesomorph, phlegmatic, pronate, resupinate, reverse, revolve, rotate, sanguine, schizoid, schizothyme, supinate, syntone, transpose, turn about, turn around, turn down, turn in, turn inside out, turn out, turn over, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn upside down

Introvert \In"tro*vert`\, n. 1. A person who is introverted; one concerned predominantly with himself or his own feelings. Contrasted with {extrovert}. [PJC] 2. A person who is shy. [PJC] 3. (Zo["o]l.) A part that can be introverted[1]. [PJC]

Introvert \In`tro*vert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Introverted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Introverting}.] [Pref. intro- + L. vertere, versum, to turn.] [1913 Webster] 1. To turn or bend inward. ``Introverted toes.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To look within; to introspect. --Lew Wallace. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • antisocial: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • antisocial: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • antisocial: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • introvert: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • introvert: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • introvert: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • introvert: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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