The Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships
Writing this book springs from a deep feeling for people and a grave concern that without a proper understanding of the reasons for their inhumanity in relation to one another and the development of a compassionate world view, it is likely that human beings may eventually destroy themselves and life on the planet. This work is an attempt to explain the source of destructive behaviour and how it manifests itself in personal relationships between men, women, couples, and families, and in the social arena. The author presents a position that offers a hope of altering the destiny of humankind's unethical behavior through better psychological understanding and education. Understanding the source of a person's aggressiveness in defending the fantasy bond and learning to cope with the voice process have strong implications for child-rearing and better mental health practices.
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CHAPTER TEN A victimized orientation toward life
CHAPTERELEVENVanity and narcissism
CHAPTER TWELVEThe ethics of leadership
APPENDIX Outline of concepts related to unethical behavior
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