Tag Archives: character disorder

Personality and Character Disorders: A Primer

Traditional personality perspectives have proved inadequate when it comes to understanding the makeup of the more unsavory characters among us. That’s why for years, many in the behavioral science field (myself included) have advocated for a more comprehensive conceptualization of personality.

Demeaning as a Lifestyle: The Sadistic Aggressive

For sadists, making someone else grovel is not only the major way they secure a position of dominance in their relationships but also an activity they truly enjoy.

Aggressive Personalities: An Upcoming Refresher Course

Human aggression is most often manifested in the unscrupulous and undisciplined will to power.

Character Disturbance, Neurosis, and Therapy

What most people really mean when they (therapists and lay persons alike) say that there’s no real hope for personality and character-impaired individuals is that they’ve tried traditional approaches only to have experienced the truly frustrating results.

Understanding Predatory Aggressors

The nature and prevalence of human aggression is generally poorly understood. This is especially true when it comes to differentiating reactive vs. predatory aggression. To avoid victimization, you really must heighten your awareness about the kinds of aggression disturbed characters exhibit.

Character Spectrum Disorders

For a lot of reasons – mostly media hype and lots of misinformation – there’s now more confusion than ever about the nature of character disturbances.