Accurately Assess Others

Once we accept that some people – the Emotional Predators among us – are entirely different from us in core respects, we need to learn how to accurately assess other people. Emotional Predators make their way in life by covering up their true selfish nature, so learn to distinguish between the false facades of goodness…

Be Realistic About Human Nature

As I explain in Part 1 of Protecting Yourself from Emotional Predators what we call human nature isn’t one set of identical traits in all people, stable over different times and cultures. Traits vary with individuals, and it’s easy to mistake our unexamined beliefs for intrinsic traits of human nature, rather than the choices of…

Don’t be Distracted by Different Labels and Diagnoses

Emotional Predators have been called many things: Character Disturbed, Personality Disordered, Narcissists, Sociopaths, Psychopaths, Borderlines, Hysterics, Narcissistic Sociopaths, Sociopathic Narcissists, Malignant Personalities, Malignant Narcissists, Toxic Personalities and Covert-Aggressive Manipulators (among other things). Less technically, you may have heard people with these problems called users, abusers, manipulators, difficult people or just plain jerks. A neighbor of…