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Disturbed Characters Say the Darnedest Things

Are you always asking yourself: “What in the world were they thinking?” when you witness the seemingly irrational behavior of disturbed characters in your life? And do you ever wonder if they really believe what they’re saying when they tell you what they were thinking?

The Inattentive Thinking of the Disturbed Character

Disordered characters hear what they want to hear, remember what they want to remember, and learn what they want to learn.

The Extreme Thinking of the Disturbed Character

Disordered characters tend to perceive things in terms of black-and-white or all-or-none.

The Possessive Thinking of the Disturbed Character

One of the biggest reasons why disturbed characters form relationships frequently characterized by various forms of abuse and exploitation is because they think of others as objects to possess.

Egocentric Thinking

When the disturbed character wants something, he doesn’t necessarily think about whether it’s right, good, or legal — or whether his pursuit of it might adversely affect anyone. He only cares that he wants it. His incessant concern for himself and the things that he desires creates a pattern of thinking which embodies an attitude of indifference to the rights, needs, wants, and expectations of others.

What Were They Thinking? – Pt. 2

Persons with disturbed characters don’t act the way most of us do largely because they don’t think the way we do. Some will even advance points of view which they don’t really believe but which they want you to believe that they believe — all with a view to manipulating you or managing your impression of them.