Making amends for harm done is a duty, to be sure. But the spirit with which one does this noble work of repair testifies to one’s character.
Contrition goes beyond mere regret or even remorse. The contrite person hurts because of the hurt they caused. And they work to mend wounds.
I’ll be interviewed for two online seminars this week. Find the links to them in the article below.
Narcissistic abusers bind and trap their victims in many ways. Years of gaslighting leave survivors full of fear and doubt.
Meaningful behavior change only occurs with a change of heart. But a change of heart can only occur with committed, ongoing behavior change.
Therapy induced trauma happens when you go for help with hope in your heart, only to feel worse for the effort.
While someone’s amiability might be what attracts you, their integrity of character will largely determine whether your relationship lasts.
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.
Narcissistic malignancy is largely about empathy deficiency and grandiosity. Folks who don’t care and feel superior will wantonly use and abuse.
Do we all need therapy? Perhaps not. Could most of us benefit from a little therapy? Probably, especially if it’s the right kind.