“It is as though some old part of yourself wakes up in you, terrified, useless in the life you have, its skills and habits destructive but intact, and what is … Continue reading Is this PTSD?
“We lie only when we are attempting to cover up something we know to be illicit. Some rudimentary form of conscience must proceed the act of lying. There is no … Continue reading Apologists: People of the Lie
“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”—Immanuel Kant Lectures on … Continue reading Red Flags: Hidden Animal Abuse
“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.”—Captain Jean-Luc Picard Unwinable. Never ending. False bottom. How could I forget the … Continue reading Unwinable
“When you ask a psychopath a straightforward question that requires a straightforward answer, he usually goes round and round in circles or talks about something else altogether.”—Claudia Moscovici, “Dangerous Mind … Continue reading Circumlocution: Lessons in Communicating with a Narcissist
“Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.”—Erich Fromm Man for Himself It is right to think of narcissism, or self-absorption, as … Continue reading Narcissistic Personality Disorder: An Essay (Part 1)
“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.”—Rosanne Barr Soon I have to face the task of picking up my property from … Continue reading I’m Fierce Somewhere Inside