Recently, someone made a comment about Rami Malek's Character 'Elliot' in Mr Robot having an anti-social disorder, and they seemed to have been upset with this description, so I felt that this needed to be cleared up. I don't usually engage in abusive posts made, but felt this one really needed to be addressed
Ghost from 1961 said:
just cause people are anti-social doesn't mean they have a disorder!
im so sick of this, just cause we don't have to sit and listen to peoples bullshit all day!
god, we got better things to do then that!
at least we don't have to have people around all the time!
people suck anyways, why the hell would I want to waste my time talking to them, when I can make my own entertainment?
stop judging people who are anti-social!
So in response to this message, and to hopefully put anyone else concerns at rest.
So just to clarify that anti-social disorder is actually a mental condition to which a person struggles to interact with people socially, they also are unable to connect on a social level and this can sometimes result in violence or panic attacks when forced against their will to be in a setting they are not comfortable to be in. People with anti-social disorder do not chose this way of life.
Antisocial personality disorder is a particularly challenging type of personality disorder, characterised by impulsive, irresponsible and often criminal behaviour.
Someone with antisocial personality disorder will typically be manipulative, reckless and not care for other people's feelings.
When you chose not to interact with people and you make that conscience decision to be on your own, this is not a disorder, this is your own choice. You have personally chosen the life of confinement and you can break that habit whenever you wish.
They are totally two different. One is cogitative and the other is a choice.
Rami Malek's character is going to have an anti-social behaviour because he will struggle to interact with people, except through his computer. He doesn't chose to not interact publicity, he just can't mentally do it.
Just thought that needed to be cleared up.