Modern permissiveness and the new culture of entitlement allows disturbed people to reach adulthood without proper socialization. In a book meant both for the general public and for professionals, bestselling author and psychologist George Simon explains in plain English: ● How most disturbed characters think. ● The habitual behaviors the disturbed use to avoid responsibility and to manipulate, deceive, and exploit others. ● Why victims in relationships with disturbed characters do not get help they need from traditional therapies. ● A straightforward guide to recognizing and understanding all relevant personality types, especially those most likely to undermine relationships. ● A new framework for making sense of the crazy world many find themselves in when there's a disturbed character in their lives. ● Concrete principles that promote responsibility and positive change when engaging disturbed characters. ● Tactics (for both lay persons and therapists) to lessen the chances for victimization and empower those who would otherwise be victims in their relationships with many types of disturbed characters.