Tag Archives: personality

The Hidden Power in Manipulation Tactics

There’s hidden power in manipulation tactics, which is just one reason why these persuasion tools are so effective.

Mistaking Attractive Traits for Character

We’re naturally drawn to attractive traits like charm, charisma, and likeability. But mistaking these traits for character is dangerous.

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. 

Is There Any Help for a Character Disorder?

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!

Aggressive Narcissism Has Many Forms

Narcissism comes in many forms. And aggressive narcissists create the biggest relationship problems.