Category Archives: Psychopathy and Sociopathy

Loving Boundaries Versus Unloving Barriers

While some boundaries are both necessary and genuinely loving, others are inherently problematic.

Malignant Narcissists Always Pose High Risk

Malignant narcissists are inherently dangerous characters. They can be good actors and covert. But they always exploit and abuse.

Charming Charismatic Narcissists Seduce

Charm and charisma are powerful personal attributes. By themselves, they are neither positive or negative qualities. Character makes all the difference. Decent folks with charm and charisma can move mountains and do a lot of good, whereas charming, charismatic narcissists inevitably cause harm.

The Hidden Power in Manipulation Tactics

There’s hidden power in manipulation tactics, which is just one reason why these persuasion tools are so effective.

Egos Out of Control Always Destroy

We need our egos to navigate an often hostile, unloving world. And we need ego to mediate our baser instincts, too. But an ego too full of itself is always a problem, a destroyer of relationships, and often, of societies, too.

Conspiracy Gaslighting Takes a Heavy Toll

Gaslighting by conspiracy happens when a covert abuser persuades others that they’re the good guy and you’re the crazy one.

Understanding Metanarcissistic Characters

Some disturbed characters exhibit a pathology that goes well beyond their narcissism. The folks I call the “aggressive personalities” fit this category.

Characters Without Conscience Are Dangerous

Some disturbed characters are nearly or totally without conscience. Such folks are very dangerous, especially if given the reins of power.

Senseless Violence and Character Dysfunction

Senseless violence keeps increasing. And character – more folks among us possessing solid internal controls and resources, is society’s best insurance against it.

Why You’re Probably Not Codependent

Many folks who think they’re codependent, or have been labeled so, actually aren’t! Are you one of them? Maybe you’re one of those folks who got manipulated into a situation of forced dependency, making it extra hard for you to break free. Labeling you codependent can be just one more form of abuse.