Extreme narcissistic malignancy characterizes the most disturbed characters among us. They wantonly use and abuse and feel entitled to do so.
Narcissistic malignancy is largely about empathy deficiency and grandiosity. Folks who don’t care and feel superior will wantonly use and abuse.
Narcissistic characters run the gamut, from relatively benign “amorous,” “charming,” types to heartless and predatory types.
It’s harder than ever to adequately define personality and character-related pathology because the spectrum of dysfuntion has become so broad, varied, and normalized.
Character integrity is the degree to which we commit ourselves to important principles and upright conduct.
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.
Character growth is a process. And when two relationship partners grow in character at different rates, problems easily arise.
Likeability is a highly attractive personality trait. But just being likeable doesn’t make a person a decent character.