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Hi,

Simple question, can someone with ASPD love?

I was told by my pdoc that I have antisocial traits but have never been fully diagnosed with it. I'm wondering is this because I'm in a steady relationship and have a lot of love for my family.
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Simple answer - absolutely!
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This is where I think a label can be limiting. The stereotype is that people with ASPD cannot love and for many that is likely true, but I know two people with ASPD that most definitely are capable of love and are in love.
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That is funny because a family friend described my ex that way, being unable to love.
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I think ASPDs can love.
I don't believe narcissists/psychopaths can love because they lack empathy.
I don't think it's possible to love without empathy.

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I think ASPDs can love.
I don't believe narcissists/psychopaths can love because they lack empathy.
I don't think it's possible to love without empathy.

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This. As I've said, ASPD and psychopath do not mean the same thing.
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Thanks for the insight people!
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Default Re: Can someone with ASPD love?

in my experience you can love. i scored a 94 and i can love. i made a commitment to myself that i would never act hostile towards my family and i believe it is starting to work. i love the phrase fake it until you make it. it works all the time. i can simply make myself better by burying my weaknesses until they completely fade away. praise "I WILL" until you grow free of fear and you will be unstoppable. i dont even care if it comes to my game over. if JFK can handle it and persevere, so can i. u can too.

TO BE BEATEN, YOU MUST BE BROKEN, BUT FIRST YOU NEED TO BREAK YOURSELF.

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Default Re: Can someone with ASPD love?

I don't know what that is, I don't feel that. Personally, I believe love is non-existent and even when defined by psychology it's never really been attained. To me, it's an intangible concept that's utterly useless and I only use it to entice(mostly females) to be more supportive of me and do things for me. I can care about and like people to a certain degree, just not love,,I don't even love or care about my own family.


But everyone has their own experiences and feelings that are subjective, so it's possible for others to.
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