Supportive relationships have highly recognizable core characteristics that sadly are in short supply in our character-impaired times.
While someone’s amiability might be what attracts you, their integrity of character will largely determine whether your relationship lasts.
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.
Amiable narcissists come across as lovers. But genuine lovers care about you, whereas narcissists only really care about themselves.
Because they lack empathy, denigration of others is pure sport for narcissists. They readily enjoy gratifying themselves at the expense of others.
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.