Unbridled aggressive personalities frequently find themselves in conflict with the the law, commit criminal acts, and spend much of their lives incarcerated.
The inordinate predisposition for aggression lies at the heart of some individuals’ character disturbance and influences every aspect of their growth and development.
The antics of Charlie Sheen, Bernie Madoff, and Mel Gibson demonstrate why character really does matter. As I state in the title of one of my books, character disturbance is the phenomenon of our age.
The more often they’re held accountable by others, and the more often they’re expected to abandon their typical manipulative tactics for more appropriate behaviors, the more “practiced” [disturbed characters] become at being responsible.
Many free societies have developed cultures of permissiveness and entitlement prompting far too many persons to enter adulthood not adequately socialized and evidencing profound deficiencies of character, sometimes well past their mid-life years.
The truth about human nature lies somewhere in the middle of the various extremes sometimes espoused by psychologists, behavioral scientists, philosophers and religious thinkers.
Disturbed characters don’t like to think in terms of cause and effect relationships with respect to the decisions they make about how to manage their lives.
A key feature of the most disordered individuals is that they neither care enough nor think enough about how their patterns of behavior reflect on their character.
Always looking for opportunities to profit personally without consideration of the impact on everyone else can be a very big problem.
Always wanting something for nothing, disturbed characters expect to pay the least for the things in life that are worth the most.