Gaslighting victims feel so much more alone and self-doubting when they find themselves among a sea of folks who view the disturbed character differently.
Egomania is part and parcel of certain types of narcissism. And it’s more than a strong, confident sense of self. It’s ego on steroids!
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.
You can sum up what all major life turnarounds require in one word: willingness.
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.
These days, too many relationships lack quality and growth potential. And that often includes the relationship we have with ourselves.
People, places, and things can’t possibly make us happy. But we can keep happy company with them. Finding our own happiness first is the key.
Affirmation dependency is overly relying on external sources for validation of one’s worth. You develop it by not properly understanding what your worth genuinely is and where it stems from.
Shame can be certainly be a bad thing. And some shame is truly toxic. But in our days of rampant character dysfunction, shamelessness is a much bigger problem than too much shame. The most disturbed characters among us are the most shameless.