The Red flags of Smugness and Glibness Smugness and glibness are red flags for the most serious types of character pathology. In fact, they’re the traits most common to society’s most dangerous predators. So, it’s worth understanding these personality characteristics in greater depth. And it’s also helpful to understand why you should be very wary … Continue reading Smugness and Glibness are Major Red Flags
In many ways, character is like a psychological immune system, giving us the resources to be less vulnerable to the forces that might otherwise hurt or corrupt us.
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!
Humble, honest self-reckoning is more than liberating. It’s also empowering. Truth, in its essence, is both power and freedom.
Relationship deception is one of the major reasons marriages and other intimate arrangements fall apart or end in heartbreak.
Supportive relationships have highly recognizable core characteristics that sadly are in short supply in our character-impaired times.
These days, too many relationships lack quality and growth potential. And that often includes the relationship we have with ourselves.
Because they lack empathy, denigration of others is pure sport for narcissists. They readily enjoy gratifying themselves at the expense of others.
Healthy character is not so much about the gratitude you feel in your heart but more about what you demonstrate with your actions.
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.