Timeless when time matters
I’m beginning to think more and more about my problems, my personal probles, in a matter of thinking what’s wrong with me at first, before considering what’s wrong with my surroundings. So, most often I encounter a certain block inside me. Instead of numbing me in a physical way, my block prevents me from establishing myself in certain groups of people.
Let’s see: I’ve never had a good relationship with my family, nor with the kids at school, I let my friends leave me and on random occasions I would keep to myself rather than interact with others from the group I’ve been placed in.
What could the reason be? Has anyone the same problem? Do you actually want to change - to commit to groups easily? Because I think I like it that way. Is this a problem? Some, actually many around would think it is. And you??
Anti-Social: Acting in a way that shows disregard for others, with the potential to cause harm to others or society, either through intentional action or negligent action. (Persistant Anti-Social Behavior is part of the diagnosis for Anti-Social Personality Disorder)
Asocial: Lack of strong motivation to engage in social activities; a preference for solitary activities. (Severe asocial behavior that involves a lack of empathy or the lack of the ability to form intimate or close relationships is often observed in those with Schizophrenia)
If you do not feel like engaging in social activities because you don’t want to (as opposed to experiencing social anxiety and avoiding social activities because of that), and you prefer to keep to yourself or engage in activities that don’t necessitate interacting with others, and are fine with it, you areshowing Asocial behavior.
If you care little, or not at all, for the rights of others or the rights of society, and because of this you actively, or through inaction, cause harm to others or to society itself, you are showing Anti-Social behavior.
These two terms are not interchangeable.
A lesson on the clarification of terms
antisocial: someone who is antisocial is one who deliberately does things to hinder the general society. examples are: the asshole who takes up two parking spaces; the asshole who graffitis traffic signs so they are illegible.
asocial: someone who tends to avoid social contact. example: when someone prefers to stay indoors and be alone rather than going out and socialising.