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 because they regard the people and things they desire as property, doing with them as they please.
Relationship deception is one of the major reasons marriages and other intimate arrangements fall apart or end in heartbreak.
While someone’s amiability might be what attracts you, their integrity of character will largely determine whether your relationship lasts.
The Emotional Romeo sweep you off your feet. But it’s one thing to desire only to love someone and quite another to be more interested in getting someone to love you.
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.
A covert actor doesn’t want you to know what they are up to. If you knew, you might object or resist.
Some accomplished fighters aggress in subtle, stealthy tactics that enable them to use and abuse while still looking good. It’s no wonder folks on the receiving end of such behavior feel crazy!
Narcissism comes in many forms. And aggressive narcissists create the biggest relationship problems.