All posts by Dr. Simon

Falling Under and Getting Out from Under a Spell

Falling under a spell is a real phenomenon, possessing elements of gaslighting and hypnosis, and can happen actively or passively.

Character Matters Live Broadcast May 1

Character Matters will be broadcast live on 5-1-24 at 10am CDT. Join the conversation from any computer or smart device via this link: https://streamyard.com/i4y22cn4eu.

Distorted Self Appraisal and Narcissism

Distorted self appraisal is a cardinal feature of narcissism. But grandiosity isn’t always a compensation for underlying feelings of low self-worth.

Malignant Narcissists Always Pose High Risk

Malignant narcissists are inherently dangerous characters. They can be good actors and covert. But they always exploit and abuse.

Charming Charismatic Narcissists Seduce

Charm and charisma are powerful personal attributes. By themselves, they are neither positive or negative qualities. Character makes all the difference. Decent folks with charm and charisma can move mountains and do a lot of good, whereas charming, charismatic narcissists inevitably cause harm.

Playing on Your Good Nature

Good-natured people don’t want to believe the worst. And they doubt their own gut hunches when something tells them they’re being played.

Vetting Character Is Challenging But Necessary

Adequately vetting a potential relationship partner’s character is more challenging and more important today than ever.