Tag Archives: conscience

Vetting Character Is Challenging But Necessary

Adequately vetting a potential relationship partner’s character is more challenging and more important today than ever.

Characters Without Conscience Are Dangerous

Some disturbed characters are nearly or totally without conscience. Such folks are very dangerous, especially if given the reins of power.

Barriers to Forming a Healthy Conscience

As I’ve asserted in countless workshops: “Internalization of a prohibition is essentially an act of submission.” Narcissists see no need for that. And aggressive personalities fight tooth and nail against it. 

Hot Headed and Cold Hearted Characters

Hot headed characters in relationships are notoriously problematic. They’re easily irritated and can’t seem to regain control once they lose their temper. They might promise to behave better the next time. But that time never comes. All seems well when they have their way. But when they feel denied or confronted – watch out!

Smugness and Glibness are Major Red Flags

Smugness and glibness are red flags for the most serious types of character disturbance.

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.

Character Disturbance is a Spectrum Phenomenon

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.

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.