All posts by Dr. Simon

The Perils of Affirmation Dependency

Affirmation dependency is overly relying on external sources for validation of one’s worth. You develop it by not properly understanding what your worth genuinely is and where it stems from.

Amiable Narcissists Are Still Narcissists and Not Lovers

Amiable narcissists come across as lovers. But genuine lovers care about you, whereas narcissists only really care about themselves.

Denigration Is Pure Sport for Narcissists

Because they lack empathy, denigration of others is pure sport for narcissists. They readily enjoy gratifying themselves at the expense of others.

Character Vetting Is Crucial for Intimate Relationships

The human heart is a precious commodity, and the tenderest hearts are the most easily broken. Folks used to spend a lot of time vetting a potential intimate relationship partner’s character, but sadly, character vetting has become a lost art.

The Emotional Romeo is a Thief of Hearts

The Emotional Romeo sweep you off your feet. But it’s one thing to desire only to love someone and quite another to be more interested in getting someone to love you.

An Entitlement Culture Fosters Narcissism

An entitlement culture is behind many of our social ills. It fosters narcissism and wreaks havoc with intimate relationships.

Character Disturbance is a Spectrum Phenomenon

While character disturbance is widepread, it occurs along spectra of both type and degree. Not every empathy-impaired person is a psychopath. And not all folks with narcissistic traits and tendencies are the same. Getting the right information and finding the right help can be a real challenge.

Understanding True Passive-Aggressive Personalities

Pasive-aggressive personalities are very different from their covert-aggressive counterparts. And their manner of coping is incredibly self-defeating as opposed to self-advancing.