This is straight from a Wikipedia article —
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM IV-TR), defines antisocial personality disorder (in Axis II Cluster B) as:
- A) There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three or more of the following:
- failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest;
- deception, as indicated by repeatedly lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure;
- impulsiveness or failure to plan ahead;
- irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults;
- reckless disregard for safety of self or others;
- consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations;
- lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another;
- What do you think of those 1-7 above? Does Loki have at least three? By the Avengers timeframe I’d give him a big yeppers on 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7. I think probably a few of his actions in Thor were impulsive, but I’d say in the bigger picture he’s rather the opposite, a planner and long-term thinker and strategist. That’s my take, anyway.
- Luckily for Loki,
There has been some research on the treatment of ASPD that showed positive results for therapeutic interventions.