Character integrity is the degree to which we commit ourselves to important principles and upright conduct.
Sadistic aggressors are archetypal bullies who can’t love and revel in the lording of power and control over others.
Most aggressive personalities are also narcissistic. But not all narcissists are aggressor types. One example is the “amorous” type of narcissist.
Narcissism comes in many forms. And aggressive narcissists create the biggest relationship problems.
Narcissism, in its varied and often subtle forms, is so prevalent, it can go unnoticed. And we can even give it a pass or enable it. That is, of course, until the worst manifestations of it drag us to unbearable depths.
This year has been a challenging one in many ways. But it’s brought us unparrelelled opportunities for learning important lessons, especially the importance of character.
The ultimate tragedy of our times is that decent, naturally luminous people get snatched from the light within them by disturbed characters and have a hard time finding their way back.
Pathological pride happens when our hearts are so full of our egoic selves that there isn’t any room left for the Source.
If ever there were a time for the loving energy within us to shine, it’s now. But that takes courage and determination. And most of all, it takes faith.
Healthy boundaries are essential for protecting our hearts. But an overly defended or hardened heart finds true intimacy difficult.