Tag Archives: personality disorders

Conscience Development in the Aggressive Character

Jonathon was like a car whose gear shift is always in “drive” mode, gas peddle is always full to the floor, and has no brakes. And he simply had to learn to exercise voluntary control over his impulses – a real challenge for a kid “wired” to act first and think later.

Personality and Character Disorders – Part 3

There are relatively few problems that come to the attention of mental health professionals that are strictly the result of disease processes, biochemical abnormalities, extreme and unusual circumstances, or involuntary factors. Personality disturbances, and especially character issues, are often at the heart of things, although they’re rarely diagnosed.

Personality and Character Disorders – Part 2

Most personality styles are adaptive in the sense that they draw upon the person’s natural inclinations as well as their learned experience to form a distinctive and functional “strategy” on how to deal with life’s challenges, get one’s needs met, and prosper. But sometimes one’s distinctive way of coping can, in and of itself, present big problems.

Psychopathy Brain Science in the News Again

Those of you who’ve been keeping track of the debate that’s been raging on this blog with regard to influence of biology on various aspects of personality formation might find my article “More Evidence of Abnormal Brain Functioning in Psychopaths” of particular interest.

Antisocial Personalities: The Unbridled Aggressive Pattern

Unbridled aggressive personalities frequently find themselves in conflict with the the law, commit criminal acts, and spend much of their lives incarcerated.

Aggressive Personalities: The Sub-Types

The inordinate predisposition for aggression lies at the heart of some individuals’ character disturbance and influences every aspect of their growth and development.

Sheen, Madoff, Gibson, and the Phenomenon of our Age

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.

Facilitating Change in Irresponsible Characters

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.

Character Disturbance

Overcoming Misconceptions about Character Disturbance

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.