Mind Over Monster: An Overview of the Antisocial Mind and the Antisocial Brain

If you ask someone with ASPD what they struggle with most in life, they would probably struggle to narrow it down to one universal factor. Environmental factors such as upbringing, education, and social lifestyle (and many other things) all play a massive role in shaping the mind of an antisocial. It’s important to distinguish between brain and mind before we continue. Personal views on monism vs dualism are not reflected in this paper, but for the sake of this piece we will see the mind and brain as separate entities.

You see, I have the brain to be dangerous. My genetic coding is what society labels as a personality disorder. What that really means is that my brain has been identified to carry and act on a sequence of consistent traits and patterns of behaviour which we categorise under the DSM-V as a disorder called ASPD.

This brain is not going to help form a personality fit for society, and so luckily for someone with ASPD, our mind gets an equal say in the matter. While my brain remains ‘dangerous’, my mind is able to co-pilot this plane. The brain is born from millions of years of evolutionary development, but the mind is moulded by the environment and cannot begin its growth until it’s born. While the mind is born a blank canvas, the brain is already sitting comfortably in the pilot’s seat. That very brain is what has the potential to make me a living monster to everyone around me, so the mind must play catch up quite quickly if it is to co-pilot this plane. While the plane has already taken off from the very minute we are born, our mind also begins to take shape rapidly. Our mother, father, siblings, teachers and idols, extended family, friends, education and hobbies, significant life events and significant others, socio-economic status – almost everything will shape this mind. This mind will become the only thing that can influence the behaviour of the antisocial – other than its own brain. Somewhere deep within the connection of the mind and brain our personality is born, so it is very important that the mind forms in a way to counter the antisocial brain. This will ensure the development of a personality which can be functional within society.

The antisocial mind is quite fragile and sensitive however. Trauma, family upbringing, significant life events and people, level of love and care, education and access to health, all these things will strongly impact the antisocial mind. You must remember that the antisocial mind is only antisocial because of the brain. It is the brain which holds the disorder, and that brain is forever tied to the mind. For those who have a ‘normal’ functioning brain, this tie between the brain and the mind is a healthy relationship. But for a brain like mine, this influence is not ideal if I aim to develop a personality which can be functional within our society.

A mind which experiences love, care, compassion, and positive nurturing can grow to become functional in society, while those that face hate and harsh conditions both mentally and physically tend to become destructive to society. Personally, I have experienced both ends of this spectrum in my upbringing. I can openly admit I have both been an amazing person, and an awful person throughout my life – the battle between mind and brain is ongoing and eternal for someone with ASPD. Those with a brain like mine can grow up and become successful and admired individuals, we can also grow to be cruel and manipulative towards the people we love. Even further, people with ASPD can become a danger to society, prone to dangerous and harmful acts such as violence, murder and sex crimes

As someone with an ASPD brain, I can quite easily admit that I have the potential to be all of these things. The good and the bad – I can feel it inside of me. I feel it, I think it, and it grows with me. While there are many positive aspects to my personality, the worst of it can be quite confronting, disturbing, and evil. With favourable environmental conditions and the support of a nurturing upbringing my mind was able to form properly. This mind is the buffer between the monster within me and the person who others get to see. The mind gets to shape my personality just as much as my brain does.

A functional antisocial requires a strong, educated, and loving mind in order to bring balance within the overall personality of that individual.

EKMO

 

24 thoughts on “Mind Over Monster: An Overview of the Antisocial Mind and the Antisocial Brain

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  1. I appreciate your openness at helping us learn about these things. Do you have any thoughts on BPD? Just curious since I have always found it strange that they categorize it into the same category as ASPD, NPD, and Psychopathy.

    P.S.- This is just a suggestion, but if you find that “Knowing The Psychopath” is helping your blog to receive the attention that it rightly deserves, you might possibly consider changing your actual site to “Knowing The Psychopath”. Just a thought! I am definitely not a SEO expert. LOL… far from it 🙂

    Great Post! So articulate and insightful!

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    1. Also – I am currently researching further into the other cluster B category disorders including BPD. I won’t comment yet because I’m no expert at this point, but i definitely see why you think its odd having it up there with ASPD, NPD.

      I’ll give you more of an answer once I feel educated enough on BPD 😁

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      1. Super! Thank you so much! I don’t know if you’ll receive it, or not, but I sent you an email thru your contact email just to let you know a few things pertaining to some ideas. But, you already seem to have everything together very nicely. So glad to have your great information page on WordPress. Thank you! YAY 🙂

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      2. I just read your email and it all makes sense now!!!! I’ve changed my page name as you can see. I will definitely look into the thing you have mentioned as blueprint on what I can do with my page.

        You mentioned something about “theatrics/tone” – that’s exactly what I tried to avoid with my page for the exact reason you are pointing out. Once i read more on the stuff you mentioned im sure i will email you back with my opinion! Thanks so much!!!!

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      3. Cool 🙂 Glad you got my email. I have written several posts about this “Invisible Narcissist”. I was told, just today, that he might have a Smear Campaign in line for me. Wow.

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      4. Thank you…if you need any help finding the specific ones, just let me know, and I will lead you to them.

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      5. He speaks on YouTube, as well. Everyone acts like they’re in-love with him. I don’t know for sure who he is, except for our private email correspondence for 2 years, before he Discarded and Ghosted me, doing his Jekyll/Hyde stunt. He knew I was vulnerable from having just gotten out of a relationship with a Covert Narcissist. I forgive him, but have just been trying to understand. But, I have grown bored of his antics.

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      6. I would love to discuss more of this person. I am fascinated. I have to go to my personality class at university now so I will be absent for a while! but I will look into him and his videos 😀

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      7. I have about seven posts pertaining to “such & such”, along with comments toward the bottom of several of them.

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  2. P.S. – In my limited experience, I have found that the Title is the most important traffic-factor, but this is not a fact- just my opinion.

    Also, in the slug, it’s best to leave words out such as “of” “the” “to” “for”, ETC.., although they can be put into the actual title.

    For example if my title was: “God’s Love Cares For Our Needs” then I would create my slug as so: gods-love-cares-needs

    Again, I am no expert. 🙂

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    1. Oh wow thank you so much for your links and advice! It’s really nice of you.. the new category seems to be helping more people find me. I think I’ll leave things as they are for a few days and then review the page setup in a week or so. At this point I’m busy writing a lot behind the scenes (expect to see at least 1 post per day for a!) But I’ll definitely consider everything you’ve said. Again, thanks so much. Also you asked previously whether I am male or female.. i didn’t see that part of your comment, sorry!.

      Im a 25 year old male from Melbourne Victoria. No one in my personal life knows about my ASPD at this point.

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      1. So glad that the Category is helping to give your site the attention it deserves. Yes, good idea to let it take some time as takes Search Engines a bit of time, too 🙂

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