Category Archives: Responsibility

Is There Any Help for a Character Disorder?

Folks whose ways of seeing and doing things are so toxic that they’re rightfully considered “character-disordered” always cause big problems in relationships. And presently, the prognosis for change is extremely poor for the significantly disordered. There’s more hope for the mildly disturbed character, but the motivation and mode of intervention have to be just right!

The Power of Honest Self-Reckoning

Humble, honest self-reckoning is more than liberating. It’s also empowering. Truth, in its essence, is both power and freedom.

Denigration Is Pure Sport for Narcissists

Because they lack empathy, denigration of others is pure sport for narcissists. They readily enjoy gratifying themselves at the expense of others.

An Entitlement Culture Fosters Narcissism

An entitlement culture is behind many of our social ills. It fosters narcissism and wreaks havoc with intimate relationships.

Examining the High Cost of Shamelessness

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.

The Narcissistic Malignancy Spectrum

Narcissistic malignancy is largely about empathy deficiency and grandiosity. Folks who don’t care and feel superior will wantonly use and abuse.

Narcissistic Characters and Character Disorders

Narcissistic characters run the gamut, from relatively benign “amorous,” “charming,” types to heartless and predatory types.