Personality Disorders

Developed over the past 20 years, the PsychProfiler is a trusted psychology assessment that screens for over 20 common psychiatric, psychological and educational disorders in children, teens and adults. Of these disorders, the PsychProfiler tests for personality disorders in children, adolescents and adults, including antisocial personality disorder. The Child and Adolescent PsychProfiler (CAPP) allows for three separate respondents when screening: the child or adolescent, the parent, and the teacher. When screening, the Adult PsychProfiler (APP) provides for two respective respondents: the adult and an observer (spouse, parent or friend).

What is a Personality Disorder?

According to the DSM-5 criteria, the essential features of a personality disorder are impairments of personality (self and interpersonal) functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits. This can mean a child, adolescent, or adult may experience difficulties with identity and self-direction for a long time before seeking the right help and treatment. An online personality disorder test like the PsychProfiler can be a valuable tool for individuals, parents, families, and practitioners to diagnose common types of personality disorders such as antisocial personality disorder.

What is Antisocial Personality Disorder?

According to the DSM-5, Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood. Because deceit and manipulation are central features of antisocial personality disorder, it is beneficial to integrate information acquired from systematic clinical assessment with information collected from collateral sources.

An individual possessing antisocial personality disorder traits may act irresponsibly, fail to respect the law, lie and deceive others, lack remorse or empathy, disregard their own or others’ safety, become aggressive and antagonistic and act impulsively. These traits often cause distress to those around them and affect relationships with family, friends, colleagues and peers, making testing for antisocial personality disorder, as well as diagnosis and treatment, so important.