We know this on many levels …it shows 🐊
That’s one of the findings from the second Reykjavik Index for Leadership, published by the global network of female politicians Women Political Leaders and the data consultancy Kantar. The index measures how women and men are viewed in terms of their suitability for leadership across 22 sectors.
— Read on www.forbes.com/
Family Does Not Mean
✦ A sense of superiority places them above others
✦ Must be the center of attention, constantly seeking approval, acknowledgment, kudos, accolades, praise
✦ Act like they are the lead character in all things in life
✦ Dominate conversations because they believe they have the only worthwhile things to say
✦ Want others to give into their demands, request for favors, and put their needs first
✦ Have inflated egos, inflated sense of entitlement, inflated sense of importance, inflated need to be center stage
✦ Envious of other people’s accomplishments and will steal, lie, or sabotage others to get attention back to them
✦ Envious of other people’s possessions, they will put such ownership down or minimize it to make themselves look more noble
✦ Search for constant approval and praise to reinforce their false grandiose sense of self, they’re “on- stage,” dominating the conversation, often exaggerating their importance
✦ (Since the self is so fragile — an ever crumbling construction of their ego) — use power, money, status, looks, supposed past glories (or supposed future glories) to boost their image
✦ See criticism as baseless attacks or betrayal and countered with cold-shoulder anger or rage or chilly stares or verbal attack.
✦ Can never accept blame. Others are always to blame.
✦ Feel being center of attention is good, right, and proper
✦ Have a grandiose sense of self-importance
✦ Think they are special, God-touched, or privileged
✦ Think they can only be understood by other special or high-status people
✦ Have unreasonable expectation of favorable treatment
✦ Believe they are beyond the rules. Laws do not apply to them and remorse is only felt when someone catches and confronts them.
“However they are upset over any inconveniences they suffer as a result of being busted. They believe they have the right to do what ever it takes to get short term gratification without suffering any consequences.” ~Lynne Namka
TYPICAL WAYS OPERATING OR REACTIONS (blaming, drama storms, etc.)
✦ High maintenance because they need your attention, praise, and deference
✦ Fake sweetness, honor, and good intentions, but deprive them of something they want and look out as they reveal their true selves.
✦ Express grand, exciting plans, but rarely can make them happen
✦ Blame others rather than take personal responsibility
✦ Lack of empathy colors everything they do.
✦ May say, “How are you?” when you meet, but they are not interested
✦ Their blame-shifting creates defensiveness. Then they belittle the defensiveness: “Why are you so angry?”
✦ Since they shift blame so well & seamlessly, your guilt/insecurity issues stay raw and over-sensitive.
✦ Lend you a hand up, then subtlety cut off at the knees to keep you indebted & coming back.
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The Narcissist — A User’s Guide
✦ If you point out an error they made, they go into defensive mode counter any such notion with anger, venting, rage, cold-shoulder, or withdraw
✦ Give you a metaphorical rug & then keep pulling it out from under you
✦ They are: blowhards, braggarts, blusterers, brow-beaters, bullies, big-headed, and ultimately bogus.
✦ Help you gain certain skills/info/connections, but then forever make you feel beholden to them.
✦ Extremely skilled at making anyone under their influence crave their approval.
✦ Make you feel special & then emotional distance themselves in ways that keep you unsure of yourself.
✦ Use a judgmental “you’re OK”/”you’re not OK” yo-yoing to keep you off-balance & “blameworthy.”
✦ Groom people via manipulation (charm/rage combo) to sell their reality/rationalizations to others.
✦ Virtually all of their ideas or ways of behaving in a given situation are taken from others, people they know and perhaps think of as an authority.
✦ Their sense of self-importance and lack of empathy means that they will often interrupt the conversations of others.
✦ Expect others to do mundane things, since they feel too important to do them
✦ Constantly use of “I”, “me,” and “my” when they talk.
✦ Very rarely talk about their inner life, memories and dreams, for example.
✦ Lie, using subterfuge and deception as tools
✦ Are stuck in one level of maturity where growth is not an option
✦ Only have eyes for “me, myself, and I” instead of “we”
✦ Don’t understand empathy, except to fake it as a tool
✦ Play “Give to get” by being nice or helpful only to expect reciprocation
✦ Put on the air of “having it all together” and will not readily admit failure or weakness
✦ Jump to defensive mode readily and frequently
✦ May apologize, but it doesn’t mean a real change in behavior
✦ Run from their own problems rather than tackling them
✦ Demand your trust rather than being transparent and earning it
✦ See you as extensions of themselves and resist your freedom
✦ Create stories, euphemisms, sayings, definitions, rules they hold up as Truth. Their world is false.
✦ Must talk about themselves & be in control. They want you to just be an ego-stroking entity for them.
✦ Find personality weaknesses & exploit them as easily as you & I ride a bicycle.
✦ Will rarely listen to or respect your “No”
✦ Take advantage of others to reach his or her own goals
✦ Appear tough-minded or unemotional
✦ React to criticism with anger, blame-shifting, shaming or humiliating others
✦ Fail to recognize people’s emotions and feelings
✦ Exaggerate achievements, personal history or talents
✦ Are unpredictable in mood and behavior
✦ Become aggressive, hostile, verbally vicious, or withdraws when threatened
✦ Can vocalize regret for a short time when found out, but soon rationalizes it away
✦ Appearance is important, so primping or fastidiousness is common
✦ Withdraw or a cold shoulder is used as a tool to make you do what they want
✦ Rationalize everything to make sure they always come out on top
✦ Will steal an idea, quote, lesson plan, piece of wisdom — call it their own
✦ Groom underlings and create organizational or business environments to suit their need for ego stroking
“Crazymakers thrive on drama, and melodrama requires a sense of impending doom. Everything is an emergency, a deadline, a matter of life and death, or something they will get to eventually. Read ‘never’ … Nearly any situation can be cast as melodrama to support a crazymaker’s plot lines …
“A crazymaker is someone who makes you crazy by constantly stirring up storms.
“‘Normal’ doesn’t serve their need for power.
“Everything is always their problem, but nothing is their fault.”
SOURCE: “The Artist’s Way at Work – Riding the Dragon. Twelve Weeks to Creative Freedom” by Mark Bryan, with Julia Cameron and Catherine Allen
✦ Create Employment Hemorrhage — narcissists drive people away with inconsistent, raging, and arrogant actions.
✦ Tend to be a lot of talk — fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
✦ Can suck up to bosses while talking down to those they think inferior
✦ Expect others to go along with them because their plans are better or special
✦ Expect constant praise and attention
✦ When work or plans fail, will blame others and make it sound plausible
✦ Will take advantage of co-workers
✦ Will be jealous of others’ success but wear a face of confidence
✦ Play the “If you don’t like it I’m taking my ball and going home” game
✦ Exaggerate abilities and uses blame-shifting to cover deficits
✦ Can’t understand “There is no ‘I’ in ‘TEAM’.”
✦ Often argumentative, but arguments are convoluted, emotional, irrational
The following tips on narcissistic behavior come from The Winning Teams website:
✦ They feel that the rules at work don’t apply to them.
✦ They will always cheat whenever they think they can get away with it.
✦ If you share workload with them, expect to do the lion’s share yourself.
✦ They love to delegate work or projects and then interfere by micro-managing things
✦ If things go well, they take the credit; if the work turns out badly, they blame the person they delegated it to.
✦ There tend to be higher levels of stress with people who work with or interact with a narcissist, which in turn increases absenteeism and staff turnover.
✦ They get impatient and restless when the topic of discussion is about someone else, and not about them.
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The Narcissist — A User’s Guide
MUST BE RIGHT ATTITUDE
✦ Value religiosity’s rules or business protocol over spiritual growth.
✦ Take pride in their own righteousness and rightness.
✦ Attempt to belittle any version of reality that conflicts with theirs.
✦ Can’t believe they make mistakes.
✦ Have an inability to feel or process or truly understand shame.
✦ Create scenarios to discover your weakness or fears to manipulate later.
✦ Don’t use language as communication. It’s for hiding, deflecting, avoiding, masking, & manipulating.
✦ Their charm is false. Contradict them a few times & you’ll feel their out-of-proportion narcissistic rage.
✦ Their conversations & interactions aren’t meant to enlighten, but to confuse, control, & create drama.
✦ Are black holes, working to get time, money, or talent from you.
✦ Expect you to lend a listening ear and give votes of approval.
✦ Use emotional withdraw to create guilt and compliance.
✦ Will use the parental or child role to get what they want.
✦ Will betray secrets to feel more powerful.
✦ Can use flattery or sickly-sweet protests of innocence like a stealth weapon.
✦ Use verbal skills to block or deflect being confronted.
✦ Impact our lives negatively despite appearing to have some positive effect.
NARCISSISTS’ SUBCONSCIOUS FALSE EGO
✦ Their subconscious creates a false ego from which to relate to the world. They are their own avatar!
✦ Subconsciously real relationships don’t exist for them. We’re all just players on the narcissists stage.
✦ Their sole subconscious pursuit is to be seen as God’s gift to the world in a certain area or skill set.
✦ Early emotional trauma freezes their worldview at that age, making them immature, impatient, inconsiderate.
I totally concur with Childress but I sense clearing this will come quicker
due to our Quantum Leap in a Spiritual Evolution .
Most folks are in some stage of trauma , healing , vulnerable , searching
loving and longing , especially in deep soul relationships .
Thought to be dead and gone , a child in adulthood is thrown off balance
to learn facts , don’t match the masked renderings of years , that took
away peace of mind , heart , of foundational rupture …..in a death
while living grief , that’s suddenly a freaking landslide .
Personally involved with more than a few folks who allow my guidance
and I’m gaining even more experience and success ..
So positively , Childress & Co will be vital to ending this insanity
and it’s sooner rather than later ✊😉😍👁☮️🥰💟💜🌏
Blessings & Peace
This upcoming period from 2020 to 2022 is going to be an eventful time.
You are being exploited. You, the parents. By mental health people. They are taking your money, they are not applying any knowledge from professional psychology, and they are solving nothing.
You are being exploited by the mental health people.
In this upcoming period, I am more directly going to take charge of your trauma recovery – you, the parents. I’m working for you, have been for about the past decade. You can see that. I’ll explain more in the days ahead.
As I was headed for retirement in blissful obscurity and peace, I wandered over here into “high-conflict divorce” out of curiosity, to see what’s up over here. I swore I would never work “high-conflict divorce,” too dangerous.
But finally, in my. old-age and curiosity I decided to check it out, see what was happening over here. Oh, my, god. Tens of thousands of traumatized and massively grieving parents, and tens of thousands of destroyed childhoods, children suffering… and nobody was doing anything effective to stop it.
Oh… my… god. This is the worst thing I have ever seen. I’ve worked foster care and child abuse trauma, what is happening in forensic psychology world is the worst thing I have ever seen. Oh… my… god.
I’m a clinical psychologist. I have ethical responsibilities, to humans. I can’t just walk away. I have responsibilities. Professional responsibilities.
So I’ve been working for you now, for about the past decade. I’m heading up your trauma recovery team. I used to do that all the time at my clinic for foster care kids. We’d have a whole treatment team of physicians, mental health therapists, OT therapists, speech and language therapists, in-home and school support aides.
I was in charge, I was the Clinical Director, each kid that came in, I was in charge of the treatment team. Same here. A whole bunch of parents, tens of thousands of parents, are being abused and traumatized. It needs to stop.
So I took over charge of your trauma recovery.
The Gardnerian “experts” were in sort-of charge when I arrived. But they were completely inert and entirely ineffective. They were simply exploiting you too. All of professional psychology that’s surrounding you, they are simply exploiting you for your money.
They are solving nothing.
I started work in about 2010. By 2015, I had the Foundations in place. In 2017 I asserted leadership of your trauma recovery from the Gardnerian “experts” who are exploiting you.
In 2020 I will be openly taking charge of your trauma recovery team. I’ve been doing it for about a decade now. Pro bono, no worries, somebody needed to do something. I’m a clinical psychologist. I’m working.
When stupid asks, “Who put you in charge?” I’m going to say, “I did.” And then I’m going to say that you did as well, the 23,000 parents who have signed the Petition to the APA put me in charge of their trauma recovery team.
So if you want me working for you, sign the Petition to the APA. It’s still active and will remain active until the APA responds. It is knife in the belly of the pathogen. In 2020, we’re going to start twisting it. The Petition to the APA is still active – we’re not done with them by a long shot.
In 2020, I will be asking for your support, you the parents. I will be asking you to sign the Petition to the APA, have your friends and allies, your therapists, co-workers, sign the Petition to the APA.
When the pathogen says, “Who put you in charge of their trauma recovery, Dr. Childress?” – I’m going to answer the pathogen with the voices on the Petition to the APA – they did.
Twenty thousand voices is sufficient. And, if each of you ask two of your friends or family to sign, that swells to 60,000. It’s just a matter of how strong you want your voice to be.
Petition to the APA
One of my actions during the 2020 to 2022 period will be to end the exploitation of you – the parents.
Right now, there are no professional standards of practice here in forensic psychology world. Zero. It is open season on you, and they are taking full advantage of that. Both the forensic psychology people who work with the court, and your Gardnerian “expert” supposed allies are exploiting you.
As head of your trauma recovery, if a charlatan or fraud wants to gain access to you, they’re going to have words with Dr. Childress…. direct words.
I’m an Internet psychologist. I have background in Internet psychology. In fact, I was one of the early pioneers who established the still nascent field. You can see it on my vitae, an invited presentation to the American Academy for the Advancement of Science and to a World Health Organization conference. Both invited, both paid for. I’m an expert in Internet psychology.
Look at my platforms I’ve established for my work. My professional website, my blog, the APA Complicity with Child Abuse site, and the Alliance Facebook group. That is a strong Internet presence.
I am currently redeveloping my professional website. That’s the surprise. It’s time. Like the old 18th century sailing ship, we’re clearing the decks for action, opening the gun ports and rolling out the cannon.
My current working webite for the transition is: thechildressinstitute.com
I’m currently pulling over content from the drcachildress.org website. Once I have content over, I’ll tell my website designer to close the other site and pull the domain names over. The domain names for my website will remain the same, it will just be a new site.
I’m clearing the decks for action, I’m opening the gun ports, and I’m rolling out the cannons. We’re headed into action.
I have made it clear, I will name people directly. That will continue. That will expand.
If you are offering “treatment” of any kind for this pathology… I will review your protocol. If you are working with this group of parents and their children… you will receive a professional blog post, at least one, from Dr. Childress.
About you specifically. Count on it. If you have a website up promoting your “treatment” approach for “parental alienation” – you will receive a direct blog post from Dr. Childress. Consider it… peer review.
The exploitation of these parents… stops.
Then… knowledge will be applied, solutions will be forthcoming. THAT is our professional obligation to you, the parents and your children. We fix things. We don’t take your money, do nonsense, and fix nothing.
THAT, is a charlatan and a fraud, a snake-oil salesman standing on the back of their wagon, selling you their new “miracle treatment cure” for “parental alienation.”
That stops. The exploitation of these families stops. I’m in charge of their trauma recovery, if you want to work with these families, I will attend, and I will review your work.
Consider it… peer review.
“Who put you in charge, Dr. Childress?” I did. And the 23,000 parents who signed the Petition to the APA, they did.
We are going to establish professional standards of practice with your families – as is the case in ALL other forms of psychopathology, autism, ADHD, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, everywhere else… except here.
Clinical psychology is returning to court-involved professional practice. We fix things. In fact, we’re already here. I’ve been here for a decade. I’m working.
Craig Childress, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857
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In teaching men
What they now think women want …
Fast and furious
Nothing could be further from the truth
And to be fair …
Any man can do that
But to make love with a woman
Focusing on her whole body
Feeling her soul
Touching her spirit
Penetrating her heart
That takes a special kind of man
A man who surrenders instead of controls
A man who gives as much as he takes
A man who opens his heart and not just his mind
A man who is not afraid to feel his depths
A man who understands his divine power
To lead her
To open her
To crack open her heart
A man who knows his gift
~ Karen Star ❤