Welcome to A Date With Darkness Podcast. This podcast is dedicated to those who have been hurt by love and abuse, through their relationships with narcissistic people. The purpose of the podcast is to deepen the understanding of hurtful and traumatic relationships which have been a source of unspoken pain and trauma. In the episodes, I will be chatting with various experts in various fields to provide education, tips, resources, and information for those who are survivors of abusive relationships. I will combine my expertise of forensics, domestic violence, and work in various mental health fields to have an intimate discussion with you about abusive relationships, characteristics of dangerous and manipulative people, how to move beyond the victim role, learn to love and heal from the wounds of toxic relationships. If you have a question about the podcast or you want to get in touch with me directly, please feel free to email me at adatewithdarkness@gmail.com. Thank you so much for listening!

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70. Understanding Character Disturbances, Featuring Dr. George Simon, PhD.

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Dr. George Simon, PhD. joins us today to help us understand what character disturbances are and how we should treat those who are extremely dangerous and manipulative. According to Dr. Simon, PhD, those who have character disturbances should be held accountable for their behavior and strict boundaries need to be maintained. He discusses why society has come to accept those with character disturbances. He discussed his personal challenges with educating people who are involved with manipulative personalities.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode or general tips and suggestions. They may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner.

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Dr. George Simon, PhD is the highly esteemed author of several books including:

Character Disturbance: The Phenomenon of Our Age 

In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing With Manipulative People

How Did We Get Here? Surviving and Thriving in a Character Disordered World

The Judas Syndrome: Why Good People Do Awful Things 

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Website: https://www.drgeorgesimon.com/

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