Someone who doesn't feel comfortable around other people. They would rather do something more productive with thier time rather then hanging out with people they don't really like.
Social Person: What are you doing tonight?
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.
there are very twisted verisons of the word this term started in the early, heavy mental hospital days by a shrink that didn't know too much
anyway the word means two things
1. someone that doesn't respect the rights of others
2. one that doesn't socialize
"oh man check out that guy over there he's so not respecting the rights of others he's being anti-social"
Anti-Social usually refers to Social Anxiety. It is a word that got a bad name due to the many psycho's and insane people committing crimes (see Anti-Social Personality Disorder). This is false, though. There are plenty of sane Anti-Social people in the world. Many are just SHY, and have poor social skills. They just do not know how to talk to people and express themselves or any emotions.
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.
Being Anti-Social and having Social Anxiety can be treated by Psychologists and many people can live a normal life. I have this disorder, and no I am not a creepy sociopath soley because I don't party everynight with 20 different people. The world thinks we are freaks, but we are NOT.
An anti-social person is literally "against society". The are violent, lying, and often think of people as victims and objects to reach a goal.
Contrary to popular belief, shy/introverted people are not anti-social.
Sarah: God, I hate Ellie, she's so anti-social. She tore my living room up at the party.
Janet: I know, I hate that crazy bitch.
Sarah: God, I hate Ellie, she's so anti-social. She wouldn't even come to my party.
Janet: What are you talking about? She's just shy, idiot.
A brain disorder. Contrary to popular belief it is not something that can be controlled by good parenting, though that may help. It is something one is born with in which the brain literally cannot empathize. They can think only of their own emotions and are often blunt and/or spiteful to others. These people are often thought to be involved in school shooting]s, serial killing, and other criminal activity]. The perfect example would be the character Angelina Jolie played in the movie Girl Interrupted.
Anti-Social: Where were you these last two weeks?
Person: My father just died.
Anti-social: Well suck it up, bitch!