Healing The Hermit: Understanding The Signs Of Asocial Behavior
“Asocial individuals prefer solitude because they feel more comfortable and at ease in their own company.”
— SMRITI JOSHI, LEAD PSYCHOLOGIST AT WYSA
An individual’s overall nervousness or lack of social competence is related to their asocial behaviours. This is why, an asocial person might stay away from certain situations, which frequently can cause social anxiety. Yet, they do not have any trouble interacting with people they already know. In addition, asocial persons also favour doing things alone, however, this tendency should not be mistaken for introversion.
Apart from these, asocial individuals might prefer to exclude people from their social circle because they are afraid of being rejected, which can be made worse by depression episodes and their lack of interest in previous hobbies that they once enjoyed.
So, let’s understand some of the usual signs of asocial behaviour:
- Isolation and detachment from society
- Uneasiness in a social setting or gathering situation
- Lack of social communications
- Fearing criticism from others
- Less interested in socializing
- An affinity for secluded activities
- Having difficulty maintaining conversations
- Having a traumatic brain injury, social anxiety disorder, or being diagnosed with depression
Treatment for Asocial Behavior
Mental health professionals suggest three methods through which asocial people can seek out assistance such as a professional examination, professional mental health support, attending a support group, and social skills training.
Mental health experts also specify that it may be beneficial to consult a mental health professional for an in-depth evaluation along with suitable recommendations for therapy because in some cases, asocial behaviour might be an…