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someone’s character) was never really confronted or dealt with.
Hopefully the readers will see a lot else here that looks familiar, resonates with them, and calls to mind other important principles I’ve mentioned in other posts on narcissism and character disturbance.
Then, I will give your therapist a copy of my report. You see, Tom never minded others seeing him as somewhat overconfident or even haughty, nor did he care that much about whether others had a problem with him and the way he was (as attested to in his self-statements about his liking of the person he is).
As we have discussed this at length before, perhaps we’d better get on with my assessment. At your age, that won’t be easy, but I think that’s what you’ll need to do. THERAPIST: Mostly, you lack good “brakes.” Also, you tend to think too much of yourself, and you tend to pay too little heed to others in your life and their needs. T: I think you understand that when you want something, or want to do something, you don’t hesitate or stop and think about it first. You don’t back-up, back-off, or give-in when you should. CLIENT: I just don’t see how you could be so sure after just meeting me. I mean, you’re saying some pretty heavy things here. If you don’t work on correcting those things, you’ll keep hurting people and making a mess of your relationships. “Tom” got really riled that I had the audacity to think I had him pegged.
You seemed to do whatever you had to do to get what you wanted without care for whom you hurt, and you ended up losing in some way. And, of course, you know that I’m not suggesting you need to change everything about yourself.
when he says the problem with his “brakes” has been there “all my life”).
Now, of course, this is probably more of an instance of But it’s a start.
Many times, when you as opposed to a genuine feeling. I think you would know better than anyone else whether any of what I have said to you makes sense.
THERAPIST: Anger can indeed be a sign of depression, especially when it is out of character for the person. There were many times when you were on a mission of sorts – taking no prisoners – fighting hard to get what you wanted – and you weren’t angry at all.