Analysis Of Antisocial Personality Disorder In Silence Of The Lambs

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Before watching the move, Silence of the Lambs, I had a very different idea of what it meant to have antisocial personality disorder. Living in the judgmental society that is around today you hear the word “antisocial” thrown around casually and frequently describing the person who hangs out by themselves, who eats alone in the café, the person who choses to spend time alone rather than with others. However, being shy, not having friends or even wanting to eat alone every once in a while does not mean that a person is suffering from antisocial personality disorder. To be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder one must have a pattern of manipulating others, not caring about anything, violating other people’s rights and feelings.…show more content…
My sister, Caitlyn Passaretti, was an RA her sophomore year at Boston College. As a resident assistant Caitlyn had to have an open door policy and help her residents through anything that they went through. Most of her residents used her as a source of strength to help them get through the challenging adaptation to college life; however, there were a few students who did not. Some of the ones that did not like to speak with her were simply shy or thoroughly adjusted to living on their own in a college environment. However, there was one boy (we will call him Greg) who suffered from antisocial personality disorder. Greg was a challenge for everyone in the hall and even the entire dorm some nights. He would often drink extreme amounts, putting himself and everyone around him at risk, and he never seemed to be bothered by that fact. Caitlyn did not know that he had antisocial personality disorder until several unfortunate circumstances led her to put two and two together. Greg’s roommate (we will call him Max) came to Caitlyn, as his RA was at class, and informed her that he was seriously concerned…show more content…
My sister was in a suite of four girls her senior year at Boston College. As usual with a group of girls there was some serious drama; however, it went beyond what is considered “normal girl drama.” After visiting a couple times and hearing some of what had gone down in their room I reminded Caitlyn of Greg and asked if her roommate (we will call her Tiffany) could have antisocial personality disorder. Caitlyn told me that she and her direct roommate, (we can call her Elise) had been talking and though that Tiffany could have ASPD. Tiffany has a history of burning bridges with friends repeatedly, she has no friends from high school or from studying abroad, either because she refused to make friends or because she cut them out. Tiffany is also a very manipulative person, she uses other people’s emotions against them and uses them to get people to do what she wants, and once she gets what she drops the people that she has used, not caring about them or how she made them
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