Category Archives: Lying and Deception

Why Narcissists Attract the Emotionally Dependent

Emotionally dependent folks gravitate toward those appearing strong, confident, capable, etc. Narcissists see opportunity in this dynamic.

Relationship Deception in the Age of Character Disturbance

Relationship deception is one of the major reasons marriages and other intimate arrangements fall apart or end in heartbreak.

Character Vetting Is Crucial for Intimate Relationships

The human heart is a precious commodity, and the tenderest hearts are the most easily broken. Folks used to spend a lot of time vetting a potential intimate relationship partner’s character, but sadly, character vetting has become a lost art.

The Emotional Romeo is a Thief of Hearts

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.

Character Disturbance is a Spectrum Phenomenon

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.

Understanding True Passive-Aggressive Personalities

Pasive-aggressive personalities are very different from their covert-aggressive counterparts. And their manner of coping is incredibly self-defeating as opposed to self-advancing.

Covert-Aggression and the Gaslighting Effect

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! 

Severe Narcissistic Malignancy And Psychopathy

Extreme narcissistic malignancy characterizes the most disturbed characters among us. They wantonly use and abuse and feel entitled to do so.

Playing the Victim Goes Along with Blaming Others

To become empowered partners in abusive relationships have to see through their manipulator’s tactics, knowing in their heart how to distinguish a victim from a victimizer.