Pathological heartlessness, combined with egomania, characterizes humanity’s most dangerous predators.
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.
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.
Words have power. So it behooves us to be mindful of them.
Pathological pride happens when our hearts are so full of our egoic selves that there isn’t any room left for the Source.
Healthy boundaries are essential for protecting our hearts. But an overly defended or hardened heart finds true intimacy difficult.
Character growth is a process. And when two relationship partners grow in character at different rates, problems easily arise.