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Empathy Limits: Muddler, Meanie, Selfie

A muddle is a mixture. A friend said to me: “I get it – a ‘muddler’, but who are those other characters?” A ‘muddler’ could be fundamentalist, a ‘believer’; or be flexible, an ‘experimenter’. A sociopath is someone who is just plain mean. The ‘meanie’ manipulates and bullies without remorse. An extreme narcissist is very self-centered. The ‘selfie’ can have feelings for others, but these evaporate when frustrated. Recognition of these characters helps resolve ambivalence. Vulnerable caring is a fool’s errand when the other person is a ‘meanie’ or a ‘selfie’.

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