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Looking at life through the prism of psychology, philosophy, mental health and more. Originally created by counsellor, psychotherapist and philosopher Dr Greg Mulhauser, this blog is now the work of an international team of contributors.

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Comment on “Dexter” and the Truth About Psychopaths by Kristie

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:33:04 +0000

Humane? What makes a person human? Seriel abuse to a fellow human does not exactly display characteristics of what make us human.

Comment on Understanding the Sadistic Personality by Daisy

Sat, 20 May 2017 20:58:28 +0000

sarah holt, if you have sadistic tendencies, you should DEFINITELY get diagnosed by a doctor immediately so they could help you!

Comment on Undaunted and Defiant Thinking by Rose

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:15:11 +0000

This particular thinking error, "Undaunted and Defiant Thinking" really nails what I have been seeing as spoiled, lazy and entitled behavior in my covert aggressive ex-husband. I've read both Wolf in Sheep's Clothing and Character Disturbance and learned so much. But coming across these thinking errors is really the glue that makes me understand more thoroughly what I was dealing with. Thank you, I truly wish other 'clinicians' were as clear as you are. I put clinicians in quotes because oftentimes they do what I had done for 23 yrs of marriage - try to coddle the poor, mistreated and traumatized little boy inside the man!! The only thing I had right about that was his maturity level, that of an overindulged little boy who needed some really tough love a lot sooner.

Comment on Nurturing Character by MCLH

Wed, 17 May 2017 18:26:50 +0000

"it’s now, in this age of permissiveness, moral relativism, and narcissistic entitlement." Yes today's society is possibly more permissive in certain aspects, but moral relativism and narcissistic entitlement have nearly always been a part of American culture. I'm thinking enslavement of minority groups, 2nd class citizenship of women, racial segregation. If the culture of the 40s, 50s, etc. wasn't rampant with moral relativism, maybe I don't understand the term. That is why I was so baffled by the slogan "Make America great again" when was is ever so great? Maybe for a handful of individuals but certainly not for all.

Comment on Evasion and Diversion as Manipulation Tactics by Casey

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:27:43 +0000

I find that many men carry the character to control and manipulate. Evade and deflect. It's just in my experience that they are all on different levels of how extreme they carry this behavior out. I find it exhausting running into the same man with a different face. Thank you for your article, it's nice to know someone understands how crazy people can think and actually function in Society.

Comment on Health Insurance vs. Healthcare: Time to Redefine the Issues by John Shevsky

Wed, 10 May 2017 19:24:49 +0000

A very informative writing, I agree with the authors views on what must be done to resolve the issues. None profit is a phrase that won't be liked but necessary. It was deregulation of many programs needed to survive that in my view caused a lot of today's issues, because the courts ruled regulations constitutional rights.

Comment on Journeying Within Ourselves by Tyler L.

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:36:35 +0000

What a great topic to write and be able to read about. The journey within, I believe, is of upmost importance for all people and their distinct path to a better understanding of the world around them (from their perspective). It can be one of the most grueling battles as well, shedding from the once believed structure of oneself can be hard fought sometimes. But often times we divulge into things that don't belong to us as individuals because of how the world is represented to us through the sight of other people. We can often get lost in a world with so many definitions of how character should be brought about. Learning to disconnect from the outer and dive deeper into the inner can take time but, in my experience, is well worth the investment. Thank you for the great read!

Comment on Psychology Gets No Respect by Lisa

Sun, 07 May 2017 22:12:26 +0000

John C said It well. Psychology is not exact.The people in this field seem to think they are superior to others, I found most seem to only follow what they read in a text book and have very narrow ridged ways of assessing human behaviours .When I was in classes with our future psychologist I was thinking, OMG these are the people who will be judging abilities,counselling ,and treating people who are experiencing difficulties.

Comment on “Dexter” and the Truth About Psychopaths by Louise

Mon, 01 May 2017 01:29:33 +0000

I agree 100% psychopaths will readily "confide" or hint they have suffered some trauma or injustice, the ex-wife who committed suicide, childhood neglect or abuse. It's a manipulation which they all seem to use to facilitate lowering our guard. Given time they create a trauma bond with anybody close, partners, children & family Psychopaths are born, I believe it's identified on maternal DNA and dopamine is four times the average levels. They must exercise power over a victim to get the high they need to relieve the inner boredom. Most lead double lives, the Jeckyll & hyde traits. .