Howard Stern: Adjustment domain

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Antisocial Personality Disorder :( impulsive,

aggressive, manipulative) [1]

A. There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and

violation of the rights of others occurring since age

18 years, as indicated by three (or more) of the


1. Failure to conform to social norms with respect to

lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing

acts that are grounds for arrest

- Howard ignores rules of the FCC during his radio

show & was fired & fined because of his repeated


2. Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use

of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or


- Howard is very upfront & honest; he does not lie or

use people to gain personal profit.

- His name actually helps listeners earn profit from

Howard's merchandise.

3. Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by

repeated physical fights or assaults

- Howard was bullied throughout his childhood,

creating low self-esteem, which is shown when someone

disagrees or discredits him.

4. Consistent work behavior or honor financial


- He is a work-a-holic, directs entirely too much time

to his work. He is always taking pride in not being in

financial dept

B. The individual is at least 18 years old


C. There is evidence of Conduct Disorder with onset

before age 15 years.


Borderline Personality Disorder :( impulsive,

self-destructive, unstable) [2]

A. A pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal

relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked

impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present

in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or

more) of the following:

1. Identity disturbance: markedly and persistently

unstable self-image or sense of self

- Howard knows who he is and is content with it. He

realizes his accomplishments and even when he became

divorced with his wife, he...