When should someone’s charm and amiability sound an alarm? When charm is accompanied by smugness, you’re likely dealing with a narcissist.
In many ways, character is like a psychological immune system, giving us the resources to be less vulnerable to the forces that might otherwise hurt or corrupt us.
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!
You can sum up what all major life turnarounds require in one word: willingness.
Humble, honest self-reckoning is more than liberating. It’s also empowering. Truth, in its essence, is both power and freedom.
Relationship deception is one of the major reasons marriages and other intimate arrangements fall apart or end in heartbreak.
Supportive relationships have highly recognizable core characteristics that sadly are in short supply in our character-impaired times.
While someone’s amiability might be what attracts you, their integrity of character will largely determine whether your relationship lasts.
The Emotional Romeo sweep you off your feet. But it’s one thing to desire only to love someone and quite another to be more interested in getting someone to love you.
Healthy character is not so much about the gratitude you feel in your heart but more about what you demonstrate with your actions.