Category Archives: conscience

Is There Any Help for a Character Disorder?

Folks whose ways of seeing and doing things are so toxic that they’re rightfully considered “character-disordered” always cause big problems in relationships. And presently, the prognosis for change is extremely poor for the significantly disordered. There’s more hope for the mildly disturbed character, but the motivation and mode of intervention have to be just right!

The Power of Honest Self-Reckoning

Humble, honest self-reckoning is more than liberating. It’s also empowering. Truth, in its essence, is both power and freedom.

Relationship Deception in the Age of Character Disturbance

Relationship deception is one of the major reasons marriages and other intimate arrangements fall apart or end in heartbreak.

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 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.

Examining the High Cost of Shamelessness

Shame can be certainly be a bad thing. And some shame is truly toxic. But in our days of rampant character dysfunction, shamelessness is a much bigger problem than too much shame. The most disturbed characters among us are the most shameless.