Character can be likened to a psychological “immune system” of sorts, insulating a person against both the slings and arrows and the many negative influences of this world — and the admirable characters I’ve met in my life have clearly demonstrated to me the incredible power of just one person to make a significant difference.
Dr George Simon, PhD’s Articles at Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life, Page 4
Dr George Simon, PhD has published the following articles at Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life.
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Attitudes toward treating personality disturbances are changing, and I think the time is coming when few will think it either overly judgmental or insensitive to focus therapeutic attention on someone’s character.
True contrition goes far beyond regret, sorrow, and even remorse. It’s a sad, hard reality, but feeling badly about what you’ve done isn’t necessarily enough to really learn a lesson or to drive you to earnestly work at changing your ways.
In times past professionals mainly concerned themselves with the kinds of unconscious emotional conflicts that could make a person “neurotic” or sick with worry, but these days professionals more often focus on the attitudes and beliefs that can predispose people to behave in socially problematic ways.
Schizophrenia is actually a cluster of eight distinct genetically based abnormalities, according to recent research that offers new hope for understanding both how and why the disease may manifest itself and how it may one day be cured.
While some narcissists may be compensating for underlying low self-esteem, for others their inflated views of themselves are not an unconscious, anxious compensation for anything: they really believe in their own superiority.
Developing a solid sense of who you want to be and how to get yourself there takes something more than insight about who you already are or how you came to be that way.