Category Archives: Personality and Character Disorders

Conspiracy Gaslighting Takes a Heavy Toll

Gaslighting by conspiracy happens when a covert abuser persuades others that they’re the good guy and you’re the crazy one.

Toxic Relationship Recovery

Toxic relationship recovery is always challenging and often complicated. And the aftermath of a toxic relationship can be just as challenging as the relationship itself.

Understanding Metanarcissistic Characters

Some disturbed characters exhibit a pathology that goes well beyond their narcissism. The folks I call the “aggressive personalities” fit this category.

Why Most Narcissists Can’t Truly Love

Why Most Narcissists Can’t Truly Love Most narcissists can’t truly love. And that’s primarily because they have trouble with the foundational principle or “commandment” of wholesome character. I introduced this principle in Character Disturbance and discuss it at length in Essentials for the Journey.  In short, this principle involves being aware of one’s relationship to … Continue reading Why Most Narcissists Can’t Truly Love

Exploitative Narcissists Won’t or Can’t Care

Expoloitative narcissists almost always have a selfish, hidden agenda when they “love bomb” or otherwise seduce you. They might show great interest in you, which can be highly intoxicating. However, their interest is almost always self-serving. And, sadly, too many folks these days mistake interest for regard.

Character is Ultimately about Love Ability

Just because someone possess the attractive, “lovable” traits to emotionally hook you doesn’t mean they have the capacity to genuinely love you.

Freedom and Character Interdependence

America’s true greatness has never resided in its military might or economic power, but rather in its people of solid character, who honor the country’s noblest ideals and live them out in their daily lives – people who accept their responsibilities and do their best to foster not only their own prosperity but also the greater good.