Often confused with asocial which is used to describe people who are shy, introverted, or otherwise avoid socializing or social situations.
Asocial: Avoid society
GET IT RIGHT, PEOPLE!!!
Asocial means simply not being social (it does not imply hatred or negativity, only "absence"), while antisocial insinuates an active hostility or contempt for society as a whole.
Person 2: "Don't you mean asocial?"
Ignorant individual: "What? Same difference."
Anti-Social Person: Going home and reading.
Social Person: You mean your not going too the party tonight?
Anti-Social Person: No, I'm not much of a party goer.
Antisocial means "against society" or "anti-society"; hostile and antagonistic toward society. This includes behavior that disrespects and violates the rights and feelings of others as well as the order and principles of society, behavior that includes theft, bullying, rape, deception, murder, and general criminal behavior.
An antisocial personality knows the difference between right and wrong but does not care; as long as they get what they want, they don't care who they have to walk over. Any means- manipulation, flattery, intimidation, cruelty, theft, murder- is perfectly justified to them
*anti - against, opposite, instead of
1: unwilling or unable to conform to normal standards of social behavior
2: shunning contact with others
Synonyms: eremitic, introverted, misanthropic, reserved, standoffish
Antonyms: affable, friendly, outgoing, social
2: I'm not antisocial, I just don't like you.
anyway the word means two things
1. someone that doesn't respect the rights of others
2. one that doesn't socialize
Being Anti-Social usually starts in early childhood. It can be the persons own choice, which means they are happy on their own. Or it can happen without it being under their control. Moving from place to place, not holding down any friendships, and of course living in a rural area can make a person unfamiliar around people. Another aspect can be negative incidents from the past that make a person have Social Anxiety.