Pathological heartlessness, combined with egomania, characterizes humanity’s most dangerous predators.
Narcissistic characters run the gamut, from relatively benign “amorous,” “charming,” types to heartless and predatory types.
Most aggressive personalities are also narcissistic. But not all narcissists are aggressor types. One example is the “amorous” type of narcissist.
Narcissism comes in many forms. And aggressive narcissists create the biggest relationship problems.
Pathological pride happens when our hearts are so full of our egoic selves that there isn’t any room left for the Source.
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.
Many folks enjoy a healthy and sometimes rewarding or even fulfilling relationship with work. But for disturbed characters work is more than literally a four-letter word, especially when it benefits someone or something else.
Empathy Capacity Empathy capacity is central to healthy emotional, spiritual, and character development. Some equate this capacity with what it means to be truly human. But these days many among us have an impaired capacity to truly care. The reasons for this are many and varied. And as I’ve written about before, how impaired a … Continue reading Narcissism and Empathy Capacity
Some disturbed characters have a particularl lust for power. They rabidly pursue it, seek it for its own sake, and inevitably abuse it when they manage to acquire it. Power doesn’t corrupt character. Corrupt characters abuse power.
The Psychopathy Spectrum All disturbed characters on the psychopathy spectrum are significantly impaired in their empathy capacity. But exactly where a person lies on the spectrum depends upon just how devoid of empathy they are and what other problematic traits they also possess. Psychopaths: lack empathy are extremely decietful, manipulative, conning possess a certain glibness, … Continue reading Understanding The Psychopathy Spectrum