dealing with difficult people :: obsessive compulsives

Be perfect as your God is perfect.  This is the motto of the obsessive-compulsive.  With a penchant to criticize and a gift for seeing things everyone else misses, the obsessive-compulsive is the ultimate Monday morning critic. Dear Pastor:  I'm concerned.  I couldn't help but notice that you failed to highlight the importance of Reformation Day … Continue reading dealing with difficult people :: obsessive compulsives

dealing with difficult people :: histrionics

Having talked about narcissists, we now turn to the histrionic.  Psychologists place Histrionic Personality Disorder within the same cluster as Narcissistic Personality Disorder, but each is different, requiring unique approaches both to understanding and intervening with compassion.  That said, those of us who work in the church, as well as those of you who manage … Continue reading dealing with difficult people :: histrionics

part 2 :: dealing with difficult people :: narcissists

In the previous post, we looked at some very basic contours of the narcissistic personality.  In fact, I said we're all narcissistic to some degree.  Some of the great leaders, politicians, pastors, and influencers have narcissistic tendencies.  Honesty requires that we see our brokenness and admit it honestly.  In interviews with potential counselor hires over … Continue reading part 2 :: dealing with difficult people :: narcissists