It’s harder than ever to adequately define personality and character-related pathology because the spectrum of dysfuntion has become so broad, varied, and normalized.
Personality disorders are harder to define these days because behaviors once considered outside the norm are the new norm.
Character integrity is the degree to which we commit ourselves to important principles and upright conduct.
Narcissism comes in many forms. And aggressive narcissists create the biggest relationship problems.
Likeability is a highly attractive personality trait. But just being likeable doesn’t make a person a decent character.
Personality and Character Disorders are as difficult to understand as they are to deal with.
A life governed by the pursuit of comfort and security breeds a type of spiritual emptiness. But a more vast and wondrous existence awaits those who allow faith and not fear to rule.
Choosing the right relationship partner can be quite daunting. But how a person has behaved in past relationships best predicts how they’ll eventually treat you.
Narcissists get “stuck” at the egocentric stage of emotional, psychological, and spiritual development. And their self-absorption keeps them from paying attention to and learning from what only caring, intimate relations with others can teach them.
For relationships to really work and endure, connections have to develop and deepen on multiple levels. Intimacy is always the key.