It’s funny, we were out with some other people for dinner.
At one point, the conversion turned to the personality types (in terms of sociability) at the table.
One person said, “I’m an extrovert!” — they were so proud that they are expressive and outgoing.
Another person goes, “I’m an introvert!” — they were equally proud that they are thoughtful and more reticent.
A third person then says, “I’m just antisocial!” — they were half laughing and have serious that they are not sociable and even a little antagonistic to others.
That’s when I came up with the new antisocial term, called an antivert!
Looking up that word on google to see if it already existed, I see someone has used it to brand an antihistamine for preventing and treating motion sickness and vertigo — hence from vertigo, this medicine is an antivert.
If you think of antisocial people as a little of balance or off-kilter and eccentric, then the word antivert works both to treat vertigo as well as to describe people that are the antisocial personality type. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)