Category Archives: empathy

Shameless Characters Prove an Important Point

Malignant narcissists are shameless characters. And they prove and important point: not all shame is inherently toxic or detrimental to one’s self-image.

Hot Headed and Cold Hearted Characters

Hot headed characters in relationships are notoriously problematic. They’re easily irritated and can’t seem to regain control once they lose their temper. They might promise to behave better the next time. But that time never comes. All seems well when they have their way. But when they feel denied or confronted – watch out!

Honesty is Crucial to Good Character

We once widely regarded truth as the “best policy.” That’s partly because we understood that it always outs in the end. But it’s also because the it mattered to us more than it seems to these days.

Grandiose Narcissists Are Legends in Their Own Minds

Some folks don’t just boast of greatness. They actually believe in their superiority. And they rarely waver in that conviction even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Most Narcissists Cannot Really Love

Narcissists cannot really love because they can’t get beyond themselves. Some can charm convincingly, making you think it’s all about you. But when you scratch below the surface, you’ll find that it’s always really about them.

Thinking Before Acting Is Not Enough

Thinking before acting is a good thing. It’s one mark of character maturity. But what we think and how we think matters even more.

Smugness and Glibness are Major Red Flags

Smugness and glibness are red flags for the most serious types of character disturbance.

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!

Narcissistic Controllers Use and Abuse

Narcissistic controllers use and abuse because they regard the people and things they desire as property, doing with them as they please.