Persons who show a persistent disregard for the feelings and rights of others can be identified as having an antisocial personality. They also tend to lack moral values or conscience.They have shallow emotions and rarely engage in meaningful long-term relationships. They may be seen exploiting or manipulating others in order to satisfy their own needs.

Their behaviours tend to be frequently marked by aggression, impulsiveness and criminal acts. Thus, it is quite likely that they run into legal conflicts. People such as them also tend to have a history of alcohol or drug abuse.