Tag Archives: personality disorders

The Inattentive Thinking of the Disturbed Character

Disordered characters hear what they want to hear, remember what they want to remember, and learn what they want to learn.

The Extreme Thinking of the Disturbed Character

Disordered characters tend to perceive things in terms of black-and-white or all-or-none.

Egocentric Thinking

When the disturbed character wants something, he doesn’t necessarily think about whether it’s right, good, or legal — or whether his pursuit of it might adversely affect anyone. He only cares that he wants it. His incessant concern for himself and the things that he desires creates a pattern of thinking which embodies an attitude of indifference to the rights, needs, wants, and expectations of others.

What Were They Thinking? – Pt. 2

Persons with disturbed characters don’t act the way most of us do largely because they don’t think the way we do. Some will even advance points of view which they don’t really believe but which they want you to believe that they believe — all with a view to manipulating you or managing your impression of them.

The Covert-Aggressive Personality

The covert-aggressive personality employs a potent one-two punch: concealing obvious aggressive intent to ensure you never really see what’s coming; and exploiting your normal sensitivities, conscientiousness and other vulnerabilities to manipulate you into succumbing to his demands.

The Sadistic Aggressive Personality

Sadists love to build themselves up at the expense of others. It makes them feel powerful to wield almost tyrannical influence over those they perceive as weaker or inferior. They derive pleasure from watching others cower, grovel, or struggle in one-down positions.

The Channeled-Aggressive Personality

The Channeled-Aggressives in our midst want everyone to know that they are a power to be reckoned with and have little regard for those whom they perceive to be less tenacious. They might even regard it as a perverted indication of respect if others cower in their presence. Do you know someone like this?

The Unbridled Aggressive Personality

Despite frequent social sanctions, aggressive personalities often persist in their aggressive defiance of society’s rules and limits.

Aggressive Personalities

There is a fairly substantial group of highly disturbed characters at the center of most abusive relationships and who pose the greatest threat to social order. These are the pathological fighters who resist all attempts to socialize them.