Tag Archives: character development

Codependency Versus Emotional Dependency

True codependency is widely misunderstood, and often mistaken for emotional dependency, a significant risk factor for abuse and exploitation in relationships.

10 Commandments of Character Development – Part 2

Learning to think of others and the impact of our behavior on others can be infinitely more challenging for those among us biologically predisposed not to feel empathy all that easily. That’s why it’s so important to give ardent attention to this first commandment of character development early on in the socialization process.

“Bored” Teens with Murder on their Minds

To simply blame guns and to not be outraged by the mindset (e.g., entitlement, no empathy, mindless sensation-seeking, disregard for the value of life) that prompted the senseless murder of an innocent tourist is not only the epitome of denial but a stark reflection of our society’s seemingly steadfast refusal to reckon with the defining social issue of our times.

The Ten Commandments of Character

The “ten commandments” of character are just one of the major features of my new book “Character Disturbance” that address what has to occur in a person’s character formation to enable them to function in a truly adaptive, pro-social way.