I saw the aspd and autism ask you got two days ago, and I am also currently struggling with that. My empathy, all three types, is extremely low. I can't seem to form genuine relationships of any kind, except for one close friend of 3 years. Ik a part of aspd is going against laws, but I'm super strict with them? I love them a ton because I like to use them to hurt others. I like the punishment that others get when they're broken, so i like laws. I'm not anti-law (1/?)
I have a high ego. I use people. I’m manipulative and vindictive. Im aggressive and impulsive. Im not “charming” in any way, I think because of my autism. I’m too awkward evrn when i try. But this has been a problem for a good while now, and I’m not 18. I’ve thought the symptoms would have to occur by 15 (my current age), and that i’d need to be 18 for a diagnosis. Could it be possible that I have aspd? Can I get diagnosed before that age? Can I have AT age 15? (½)
You must be at least 18 to be diagnosed with ASPD. This is because personality is still be developed before that and many teenagers would qualify as having a personality disorder just due to the typical aspects of personality formation.
However, it is possible to show signs of a personality disorder before age 18. It’s not like you turn 18 and suddenly have a personality disorder. If you have a personality disorder, there will likely be traits present prior to the point when you can be diagnosed.
It is certainly possible that you have ASPD, though we are not able to diagnose you.
Please keep in mind that regardless of whether or not you have a personality disorder, you are still responsible for the ways you treat others. A personality disorder is never an excuse for harming others. It may be an explanation for why you behaved as you did, but you are still responsible for any harm you inflict upon others, such as using laws to harm others.