All posts by Dr. Simon

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.

The Hidden Power in Manipulation Tactics

There’s hidden power in manipulation tactics, which is just one reason why these persuasion tools are so effective.

Egos Out of Control Always Destroy

We need our egos to navigate an often hostile, unloving world. And we need ego to mediate our baser instincts, too. But an ego too full of itself is always a problem, a destroyer of relationships, and often, of societies, too.

Curses of the Dysfunctional Family – Pt 1

Children were never meant to lead or set the rules. They’re meant to be attentive students in a moral development school, under the tutilage of competent, trustworthy teachers and role models.

Heart Thieves Know What to Say and Do

Heart thieves know just what to say and do to win you over. But whether they have the character to truly love you is quite another matter.