Gender bias can often color our judgment when it comes to correctly perceiving someone’s character.

Neurotics have a big sense of right and wrong, set high standards for themselves, and sometimes proverbially carry the world on their shoulders. In contrast, disturbed and disordered characters have a remarkably impaired, immature, or underdeveloped conscience. In some extreme cases, conscience can be absent altogether and even the capacity to form a conscience nonexistent.

In my new book, Character Disturbance, I go to great lengths to highlight the many and significant differences between most folks and people of disturbed character.

Dealing with disturbed characters effectively requires a completely different strategy from traditional methods.

Mature, adult life is all about being guided in your actions by values and sound judgment as opposed to letting your urges and impulses run the show.