The Miserable Miser These Miserable Characters are money-grubbing, penny-pinching, miserable Tightwads. They believe money is not everything; it is the ONLY thing. Scroogies, greedy and extremely stingy, never share with others. Hoarding began in childhood when they tenaciously refused to share their toys. How do Miserable Misers function in society? At home, Controller’s decisions revolve around finances. Money is king. Activities are discouraged or cancelled because of cost. At work, Greedaholics act suspicious, mistrustful, and step on others for a pay raise. They join coworkers for lunch, but when the bill arrives they sadly moan, “Gee, I forgot my money!” while moths fly from their wallet. At play, Hoarders are too serious about winning and are no fun to be around. At personal relationships, Miserable Misers relentlessly remind their partner, “Stop spending my paycheck! You can’t afford that! I’m not made of money!” The Show Off Braggart These Exaggerators tell you how great they are—how they have done it all. From early childhood, these Loudmouths desperately desire recognition, craving the spot light. Dreaming of stardom, these attention-seeking Entertainers love to act and put on a show. How do Show Off Braggarts function in society? At home, Story Tellers demand continual attention as they boast about past, present, and future exploits. At work, Braggadocios tell tall tales and act outlandish, anything to outshine fellow employees. At play, Boasters dwell on the past, bragging about their athletic skills—how they “should have turned pro!” At personal relationships, Show Off Braggarts proudly repeat (and repeat) their extraordinary feats and exploits, reminding each partner how lucky they are to hear such thrilling stories. The Unethical Trickster These Corrupt Characters are cheaters, thieves, and social swindlers. Having observed unethical parents since childhood, these Scam Artists have no scruples. Lacking moral fiber, Tricksters forsake self-honesty and truth for dishonesty and deceit—showing total disregard for their fellow citizens. How do Unethical Tricksters function in society? At home, Scoundrels steal from family members and if caught, firmly deny it or somehow justify it. At school, Cheaters copy homework and tests. At work, careless Kleptomaniacs steal everything they get their hands on—from five cent erasers to large amounts of money or goods. Sly, clever Immoralites even cheat on their taxes! At play, they are Dishonorable Opponents and Poor Sports—victory at any cost. At personal relationships, Unethical Tricksters have no morals—they cannot be trusted. Pretenders faithfully cheat behind their partner’s back. The Stressaholic These Psychotics are ill-at-ease nervous wrecks, agonizing over the silliest little things. Worriers worry about worrying. Experiencing one anxiety attack after the other, Neurotics eventually succumb to major big time burnout. Agonizers create perplexing problems when none existed in the first place. How do Stressaholics function in society? At home, Irritables are fussy, fidgety, and perpetually troubled—these Insomniacs never get a sleep peacefully. At school, Alarmists’ nervous behavior is unsettling and unpopular. At work, Uptights worry about everything, are always on edge—creating one conflict after the other. Workaholics are counterproductive. At play, Fidgeties appear tense and tortured, in a big hurry to finish. At personal relationships, Stressaholics are frustrated and scatterbrained; hence, their love life is destroyed by their stressful lifestyle—never a moment’s rest or relaxation to focus on their partner. The Gossip Monger These whispering Eavesdroppers talk behind your back, causing social chaos by criticizing everyone imaginable—family, friends, relatives, coworkers, bosses, and especially strangers. Busybodies start rumors and put others down to make themselves feel superior. They enjoy sensationalism. They thrive on other people’s misery. How do Gossip Mongers function in society? At home, constantly cackling Chatterboxes are glued to their cell phone—spreading rumors about a close friend to another close friend. At work, Back Stabbers secretly socialize and, during meetings, openly criticize fellow employees (especially management) not present at the meetings. At play, Slanderers would rather talk about others than join the fun. At personal relationships, Gossip Mongers create an untrustworthy atmosphere, causing their partner to wonder if they are being talked about behind their back. The Talkaholic These Non-Stop Talkers specialize in one subject—themselves. They are extremely poor listeners, always interrupting and appearing bored while others talk. These Gab Artists are self-centered and once they begin talking about their favorite subject, their life story, they will not be quiet. All you hear from these Blabbermouths is “I-I-I…I-Me-My” from morning to night. The moment another person begins talking, Interrupters overtake the conversation with their non-stop stories. How do Talkaholics function in society? At home, Rumor Mongers appear indifferent and closed-minded, only interested in talking about themselves. At work, Non-Listeners talk out of turn, suffering from diarrhea of the mouth. At play, Chatterboxes are more excited about self-talk than joining the activity. At personal relationships, Talkaholics are inattentive to the needs and desires of their partner; they are rude without realizing it. The Spoiled Brat These Coddled Characters are babied and overprotected. They have gone from spoiled rotten toddlers remembered as holy terrors, to teacher’s pet in school, to out-of-control Shopaholic adults. If they do not get their way, Pamperedholics throw temper tantrums and nag until their objectives are met. How do Spoiled Brats function in society? At home, Overindulgers demand being waited on hand and foot, nagging until they get their way. At work, spoiled, stubborn Mollycoddlers expect others to do their work for them. Since childhood, Over Indulgers have been taught a sense of entitlement. At play, Panderers pout and throw fits of anger if the game or event is not going just right—their way. At personal relationships, Spoiled Brats are perpetually pampered by their partner or the relationship breaks down and eventually fails. Unfortunately, the relationship score is always: “Spoiled Brat ten, partner zero.” The Conceited Looker These Cocky Characters believe looks are everything. Being handsome, good looking, breathtaking, sexy, seductive, ravishing, and glamorous is a lifelong obsession. Endlessly admiring themselves, narcissistic Beautiholics dream of winning the title of Mr. Muscle or Miss Perfect Face. These Vainiacs have breast implants, hair transplants and nose revamps, believing cosmetic surgery can cure low self-image. How do Conceited Lookers function in society? At home, Hotties desperately ask, “How do I look?” spending hours in front of the mirror. At work, Narcissists parade around seeking coworker approval. At play, Charmers repeatedly peek out the corner of their eye to see if anyone is admiring their good looks. At personal relationships, Conceited Lookers become bored with one on one encounters, preferring groups, gatherings, and large crowds so fans can appreciate their incredible beauty. These Body Beautifuls and Flawless Faces fear one enemy—aging. The Pessimist These cantankerous Doomsdayers have nothing good to say—every word is negative. They are never happy and blame everyone for their problems. Rarely smiling, Grumps only laugh at someone else’s misfortune. These habitual Hypochondriacs bring everyone down with complaints of not feeling good, their back hurts, or they are coming down with some illness or chronic pain. How do Pessimists function in society? At home, faultfinding Alarmists are despondent, overcritical, and impossible to please—always unhappy. At work, griping Cynics criticize management and never trust their fellow employees. Cranks are controversial and disruptive. At play, Spoil Sports are determined to ruin everyone’s fun. At personal relationships, Complaining Pessimists whine, gripe, and nitpick everything imaginable. Their picked-on partner never does anything right. The Prankster These Annoying Characters constantly clown around, make faces, or relentlessly tease others. Since childhood, just for attention, these mischievous Smart Alecks persistently played practical jokes and enjoyed making others the laughingstocks of their own peer group. Unfortunately, Teasers act before they think, resulting in their horseplay endangering others, both physically and emotionally. How do Pranksters function in society? At home, Exhibitionists pull one childish prank after the other. At work, Jokesters spend more time taunting and playing mind games than they do working. At play, pesky Clowns are comedians. Everything is considered funny and nothing is taken seriously. At personal relationships, Pranksters act silly and nonsensical, leaving their life partner feeling alone, out of touch, ignored, and emotionally frustrated. The Arguing Sorehead These Know-It-Alls are always right and never wrong—they are experts on all subjects. Just for fun, these arguing, irritable, bad tempered Soreheads initiate and promote controversy, look for altercations, and lock horns with everyone. Whatever the subject, Agitators find fault with other people’s point of view, instigating a battle of the minds—a war of words. How do Arguing Soreheads function in society? At home, Disagreers argue and disagree with all family members, looking for a good old-fashioned argument—a fight. At work, Sour Pusses bicker and argue with coworkers and never let down. At play, Poor Sports start quarrels or belabor a point until their opponent gives in—surrenders. At personal relationships, Arguing Soreheads only want to fight and argue, anything to prove their point. They love to antagonize, provoke, and verbally beat down their partner, a sure formula for failure. The Unforgiving Avenger These Vindictive Characters have not learned to forgive others—to let go. They hold grudges. Getting even is part of their daily routine. Resentment, bitterness, and animosity go perfectly with these Revenger’s “eye for an eye—tooth for a tooth” philosophy. Begrudgers have an axe to grind, a bone to pick, or want to settle an old score. How do Unforgiving Avengers function in society? At home, Avengers are ungrateful and full of malice, reminding everyone of past mistakes. At work, Blamers are relentlessly uncompromising and set in their ways. Never cross them or you will never hear the end of how you “did them wrong”. At play, Grudge Holders will not admit defeat, expressing hard feelings when losing. At personal relationships, Unforgiving Avengers never forget their partner’s prior mistakes. They love digging up dead issues—bringing up the past and “rubbing it in your face”. The Unfaithful Lover These Untrue Characters display a wide range of behaviors: from jealous Possessors, to outgoing Flirts, to insecure mine-all-mine lovers. Because these Loveaholics have not learned to love themselves, they have incapable of loving others. In “love with love”, Hopeless Romantics are easily overcome by infatuation, immediate gratification, or secret fantasies. How do Unfaithful Lovers function in society? At home, Double Crossers act overprotective from insecurity, completely distrustful from jealousy, or absolutely inattentive from apparent boredom or disinterest. At work, Traitors are usually flirtatious, even to the point of being sexually harassing. At play, envious Interrogators require frequent sexual contact, convinced sex is love and love is sex—low self-esteem love. At personal relationships, Unfaithful Lovers are never satisfied with their partner’s behavior. Jealousy, insecurity, mistrust, fear of abandonment, and harassment cause emotional turmoil during the relationship. The Rebel Outlaw As neglected children, these Unnurtured Characters discovered that by being naughty, they got attention. Soon, these young rebellious Radicals craved recognition so desperately that they joined gangs, cults, and began hanging around the wrong crowd. Eventually, these emotionally abandoned children became Criminals, terrorizing neighborhoods, robbing banks, hijacking planes, trains, and automobiles. How do Rebel Outlaws function in society? At home, if they have one, Outcasts are restless and bored, probably plotting their next mayhem or heist. At work, which they despise, Rebels never last long and are usually terminated, or they quit. At play, Desperados make sure they win—anyway they can. At personal relationships, Rebel Outlaws place personal issues or causes such as robberies, terrorism, riots, gang banging, and trouble making above the needs of their neglected and abused partner. The Moody Maniac These Ill-Tempered Characters are society’s manic Mood Swingers. One minute these Schizos are happy, the next minute sad, then calm, then suddenly mad. One day they are laughing, the next day they are crying. Sometimes they are exciting, then mysteriously dying. These Erratics are totally unpredictable and, undoubtedly, difficult to be around. How do Moody Maniacs function in society? At home, Indecisives keep family members in a static state of flux. Anxiety rules. Everyone is afraid to make a wrong move. At work, Unstables are so inconsistent that productivity suffers, and if the boss is a Moodiac—watch out! At play, Morose Melancholics are fickle and skittish, never fun to be around. At personal relationships, Moody Maniacs keep their partners guessing and off-guard, displaying frustrating full-moon behavior. The Angry Bigot These Cruel Characters live their lives with hatred. Having learned anger and bigotry in early childhood, Masters of Misery are racist, sexist, chauvinistic, closed-minded, and specialize in bashing. Secretly suppressing their rage, these Supremacists complain of being persecuted by everyone around them. How do Angry Bigots function in society? At home, Hateful Zealots denounce all ethnic, religious, and political groups not meeting their approval, blaming specific groups for their own personal failures. At work, Extreme Radicals are hiding their low self-esteem views or instigating racism, sexism, and employee unrest. At play, Xenophobics are angry and critical of other perons not meeting their standards. At personal relationships, Angry Bigots spend so much energy on bashing and denouncing others that their lonely partner feels ignored and unimportant. The Low Self-Esteemers These Dysfunctional Characters suffer from multiple forms (two or more) of the low self-esteem Virus. In other words, you, or any person, may be an Intimidating-Impatient-Complaining-Unforgiving-Moody Stressaholic, or an Oversensitive-Unfriendly-Unethical-Sarcastic Talkaholic, or an Arguing-Gossiping-Conceited-Lying Unfaithful Lover. The more low self-esteem behavioral traits you have, the lower your self-image. How low is low? The ultimate example of a low self-esteemer is Ex the Master Extractor. The Invisible Villain suffers from all twenty-eight forms of low self-esteem. Ex is low self-esteem in its lowest of lowest forms.

The Miserable Miser  These Miserable Characters are money-grubbing, penny-pinching, miserable Tightwads. They believe money is not everything; it is the ONLY thing. Scroogies, greedy and extremely stingy, never share with others. Hoarding began in childhood when they tenaciously refused to share their toys.  How do Miserable Misers function in society?  At home, Controller’s decisions revolve around finances. Money is king. Activities are discouraged or cancelled because of cost.  At work, Greedaholics act suspicious, mistrustful, and step on others for a pay raise. They join coworkers for lunch, but when the bill arrives they sadly moan, “Gee, I forgot my money!” while moths fly from their wallet.  At play, Hoarders are too serious about winning and are no fun to be around.  At personal relationships, Miserable Misers relentlessly remind their partner, “Stop spending my paycheck! You can’t afford that! I’m not made of money!”     The Show Off Braggart  These Exaggerators tell you how great they are—how they have done it all. From early childhood, these Loudmouths desperately desire recognition, craving the spot light. Dreaming of stardom, these attention-seeking Entertainers love to act and put on a show.  How do Show Off Braggarts function in society?  At home, Story Tellers demand continual attention as they boast about past, present, and future exploits.  At work, Braggadocios tell tall tales and act outlandish, anything to outshine fellow employees.  At play, Boasters dwell on the past, bragging about their athletic skills—how they “should have turned pro!”  At personal relationships, Show Off Braggarts proudly repeat (and repeat) their extraordinary feats and exploits, reminding each partner how lucky they are to hear such thrilling stories.     The Unethical Trickster  These Corrupt Characters are cheaters, thieves, and social swindlers. Having observed unethical parents since childhood, these Scam Artists have no scruples. Lacking moral fiber, Tricksters forsake self-honesty and truth for dishonesty and deceit—showing total disregard for their fellow citizens.  How do Unethical Tricksters function in society?  At home, Scoundrels steal from family members and if caught, firmly deny it or somehow justify it.  At school, Cheaters copy homework and tests.  At work, careless Kleptomaniacs steal everything they get their hands on—from five cent erasers to large amounts of money or goods. Sly, clever Immoralites even cheat on their taxes!  At play, they are Dishonorable Opponents and Poor Sports—victory at any cost.  At personal relationships, Unethical Tricksters have no morals—they cannot be trusted. Pretenders faithfully cheat behind their partner’s back.     The Stressaholic  These Psychotics are ill-at-ease nervous wrecks, agonizing over the silliest little things. Worriers worry about worrying. Experiencing one anxiety attack after the other, Neurotics eventually succumb to major big time burnout.   Agonizers create perplexing problems when none existed in the first place.  How do Stressaholics function in society?  At home, Irritables are fussy, fidgety, and perpetually troubled—these Insomniacs never get a sleep peacefully.  At school, Alarmists’ nervous behavior is unsettling and unpopular.  At work, Uptights worry about everything, are always on edge—creating one conflict after the other. Workaholics are counterproductive.  At play, Fidgeties appear tense and tortured, in a big hurry to finish.  At personal relationships, Stressaholics are frustrated and scatterbrained; hence, their love life is destroyed by their stressful lifestyle—never a moment’s rest or relaxation to focus on their partner.     The Gossip Monger  These whispering Eavesdroppers talk behind your back, causing social chaos by criticizing everyone imaginable—family, friends, relatives, coworkers, bosses, and especially strangers. Busybodies start rumors and put others down to make themselves feel superior. They enjoy sensationalism. They thrive on other people’s misery.  How do Gossip Mongers function in society?  At home, constantly cackling Chatterboxes are glued to their cell phone—spreading rumors about a close friend to another close friend.  At work, Back Stabbers secretly socialize and, during meetings, openly criticize fellow employees (especially management) not present at the meetings.  At play, Slanderers would rather talk about others than join the fun.  At personal relationships, Gossip Mongers create an untrustworthy atmosphere, causing their partner to wonder if they are being talked about behind their back.     The Talkaholic  These Non-Stop Talkers specialize in one subject—themselves. They are extremely poor listeners, always interrupting and appearing bored while others talk. These Gab Artists are self-centered and once they begin talking about their favorite subject, their life story, they will not be quiet. All you hear from these Blabbermouths is “I-I-I...I-Me-My” from morning to night. The moment another person begins talking, Interrupters overtake the conversation with their non-stop stories.  How do Talkaholics function in society?  At home, Rumor Mongers appear indifferent and closed-minded, only interested in talking about themselves.  At work, Non-Listeners talk out of turn, suffering from diarrhea of the mouth.  At play, Chatterboxes are more excited about self-talk than joining the activity.  At personal relationships, Talkaholics are inattentive to the needs and desires of their partner; they are rude without realizing it.     The Spoiled Brat  These Coddled Characters are babied and overprotected. They have gone from spoiled rotten toddlers remembered as holy terrors, to teacher’s pet in school, to out-of-control Shopaholic adults. If they do not get their way, Pamperedholics throw temper tantrums and nag until their objectives are met.  How do Spoiled Brats function in society?  At home, Overindulgers demand being waited on hand and foot, nagging until they get their way.  At work, spoiled, stubborn Mollycoddlers expect others to do their work for them. Since childhood, Over Indulgers have been taught a sense of entitlement.  At play, Panderers pout and throw fits of anger if the game or event is not going just right—their way.  At personal relationships, Spoiled Brats are perpetually pampered by their partner or the relationship breaks down and eventually fails. Unfortunately, the relationship score is always: “Spoiled Brat ten, partner zero.”     The Conceited Looker  These Cocky Characters believe looks are everything. Being handsome, good looking, breathtaking, sexy, seductive, ravishing, and glamorous is a lifelong obsession. Endlessly admiring themselves, narcissistic Beautiholics dream of winning the title of Mr. Muscle or Miss Perfect Face. These Vainiacs have breast implants, hair transplants and nose revamps, believing cosmetic surgery can cure low self-image.  How do Conceited Lookers function in society?  At home, Hotties desperately ask, “How do I look?” spending hours in front of the mirror.  At work, Narcissists parade around seeking coworker approval.  At play, Charmers repeatedly peek out the corner of their eye to see if anyone is admiring their good looks.  At personal relationships, Conceited Lookers become bored with one on one encounters, preferring groups, gatherings, and large crowds so fans can appreciate their incredible beauty. These Body Beautifuls and Flawless Faces fear one enemy—aging.     The Pessimist  These cantankerous Doomsdayers have nothing good to say—every word is negative. They are never happy and blame everyone for their problems. Rarely smiling, Grumps only laugh at someone else’s misfortune. These habitual Hypochondriacs bring everyone down with complaints of not feeling good, their back hurts, or they are coming down with some illness or chronic pain.  How do Pessimists function in society?  At home, faultfinding Alarmists are despondent, overcritical, and impossible to please—always unhappy.  At work, griping Cynics criticize management and never trust their fellow employees. Cranks are controversial and disruptive.  At play, Spoil Sports are determined to ruin everyone’s fun.  At personal relationships, Complaining Pessimists whine, gripe, and nitpick everything imaginable. Their picked-on partner never does anything right.     The Prankster  These Annoying Characters constantly clown around, make faces, or relentlessly tease others. Since childhood, just for attention, these mischievous Smart Alecks persistently played practical jokes and enjoyed making others the laughingstocks of their own peer group. Unfortunately, Teasers act before they think, resulting in their horseplay endangering others, both physically and emotionally.  How do Pranksters function in society?  At home, Exhibitionists pull one childish prank after the other.  At work, Jokesters spend more time taunting and playing mind games than they do working.  At play, pesky Clowns are comedians. Everything is considered funny and nothing is taken seriously.  At personal relationships, Pranksters act silly and nonsensical, leaving their life partner feeling alone, out of touch, ignored, and emotionally frustrated.     The Arguing Sorehead  These Know-It-Alls are always right and never wrong—they are experts on all subjects. Just for fun, these arguing, irritable, bad tempered Soreheads initiate and promote controversy, look for altercations, and lock horns with everyone. Whatever the subject, Agitators find fault with other people’s point of view, instigating a battle of the minds—a war of words.  How do Arguing Soreheads function in society?  At home, Disagreers argue and disagree with all family members, looking for a good old-fashioned argument—a fight.  At work, Sour Pusses bicker and argue with coworkers and never let down.  At play, Poor Sports start quarrels or belabor a point until their opponent gives in—surrenders.  At personal relationships, Arguing Soreheads only want to fight and argue, anything to prove their point. They love to antagonize, provoke, and verbally beat down their partner, a sure formula for failure.     The Unforgiving Avenger  These Vindictive Characters have not learned to forgive others—to let go. They hold grudges. Getting even is part of their daily routine. Resentment, bitterness, and animosity go perfectly with these Revenger’s “eye for an eye—tooth for a tooth” philosophy. Begrudgers have an axe to grind, a bone to pick, or want to settle an old score.  How do Unforgiving Avengers function in society?  At home, Avengers are ungrateful and full of malice, reminding everyone of past mistakes.  At work, Blamers are relentlessly uncompromising and set in their ways. Never cross them or you will never hear the end of how you “did them wrong”.  At play, Grudge Holders will not admit defeat, expressing hard feelings when losing.  At personal relationships, Unforgiving Avengers never forget their partner’s prior mistakes. They love digging up dead issues—bringing up the past and “rubbing it in your face”.     The Unfaithful Lover  These Untrue Characters display a wide range of behaviors: from jealous Possessors, to outgoing Flirts, to insecure mine-all-mine lovers. Because these Loveaholics have not learned to love themselves, they have incapable of loving others. In “love with love”, Hopeless Romantics are easily overcome by infatuation, immediate gratification, or secret fantasies.  How do Unfaithful Lovers function in society?  At home, Double Crossers act overprotective from insecurity, completely distrustful from jealousy, or absolutely inattentive from apparent boredom or disinterest.  At work, Traitors are usually flirtatious, even to the point of being sexually harassing.  At play, envious Interrogators require frequent sexual contact, convinced sex is love and love is sex—low self-esteem love.  At personal relationships, Unfaithful Lovers are never satisfied with their partner’s behavior. Jealousy, insecurity, mistrust, fear of abandonment, and harassment cause emotional turmoil during the relationship.     The Rebel Outlaw  As neglected children, these Unnurtured Characters discovered that by being naughty, they got attention. Soon, these young rebellious Radicals craved recognition so desperately that they joined gangs, cults, and began hanging around the wrong crowd. Eventually, these emotionally abandoned children became Criminals, terrorizing neighborhoods, robbing banks, hijacking planes, trains, and automobiles.  How do Rebel Outlaws function in society?  At home, if they have one, Outcasts are restless and bored, probably plotting their next mayhem or heist.  At work, which they despise, Rebels never last long and are usually terminated, or they quit.  At play, Desperados make sure they win—anyway they can.  At personal relationships, Rebel Outlaws place personal issues or causes such as robberies, terrorism, riots, gang banging, and trouble making above the needs of their neglected and abused partner.     The Moody Maniac  These Ill-Tempered Characters are society’s manic Mood Swingers. One minute these Schizos are happy, the next minute sad, then calm, then suddenly mad. One day they are laughing, the next day they are crying. Sometimes they are exciting, then mysteriously dying. These Erratics are totally unpredictable and, undoubtedly, difficult to be around.  How do Moody Maniacs function in society?  At home, Indecisives keep family members in a static state of flux. Anxiety rules. Everyone is afraid to make a wrong move.  At work, Unstables are so inconsistent that productivity suffers, and if the boss is a Moodiac—watch out!  At play, Morose Melancholics are fickle and skittish, never fun to be around.  At personal relationships, Moody Maniacs keep their partners guessing and off-guard, displaying frustrating full-moon behavior.     The Angry Bigot  These Cruel Characters live their lives with hatred. Having learned anger and bigotry in early childhood, Masters of Misery are racist, sexist, chauvinistic, closed-minded, and specialize in bashing. Secretly suppressing their rage, these Supremacists complain of being persecuted by everyone around them.  How do Angry Bigots function in society?  At home, Hateful Zealots denounce all ethnic, religious, and political groups not meeting their approval, blaming specific groups for their own personal failures.  At work, Extreme Radicals are hiding their low self-esteem views or instigating racism, sexism, and employee unrest.  At play, Xenophobics are angry and critical of other perons not meeting their standards.  At personal relationships, Angry Bigots spend so much energy on bashing and denouncing others that their lonely partner feels ignored and unimportant.     The Low Self-Esteemers  These Dysfunctional Characters suffer from multiple forms (two or more) of the low self-esteem Virus. In other words, you, or any person, may be an Intimidating-Impatient-Complaining-Unforgiving-Moody Stressaholic, or an Oversensitive-Unfriendly-Unethical-Sarcastic Talkaholic, or an Arguing-Gossiping-Conceited-Lying Unfaithful Lover.  The more low self-esteem behavioral traits you have, the lower your self-image.  How low is low? The ultimate example of a low self-esteemer is Ex the Master Extractor. The Invisible Villain suffers from all twenty-eight forms of low self-esteem. Ex is low self-esteem in its lowest of lowest forms.

The Miserable Miser

These Miserable Characters are money-grubbing, penny-pinching, miserable Tightwads. They believe money is not everything; it is the ONLY thing. Scroogies, greedy and extremely stingy, never share with others. Hoarding began in childhood when they tenaciously refused to share their toys.

How do Miserable Misers function in society?

At home, Controller’s decisions revolve around finances. Money is king. Activities are discouraged or cancelled because of cost.

At work, Greedaholics act suspicious, mistrustful, and step on others for a pay raise. They join coworkers for lunch, but when the bill arrives they sadly moan, “Gee, I forgot my money!” while moths fly from their wallet.

At play, Hoarders are too serious about winning and are no fun to be around.

At personal relationships, Miserable Misers relentlessly remind their partner, “Stop spending my paycheck! You can’t afford that! I’m not made of money!”

The Show Off Braggart

These Exaggerators tell you how great they are—how they have done it all. From early childhood, these Loudmouths desperately desire recognition, craving the spot light. Dreaming of stardom, these attention-seeking Entertainers love to act and put on a show.

How do Show Off Braggarts function in society?

At home, Story Tellers demand continual attention as they boast about past, present, and future exploits.

At work, Braggadocios tell tall tales and act outlandish, anything to outshine fellow employees.

At play, Boasters dwell on the past, bragging about their athletic skills—how they “should have turned pro!”

At personal relationships, Show Off Braggarts proudly repeat (and repeat) their extraordinary feats and exploits, reminding each partner how lucky they are to hear such thrilling stories.

The Unethical Trickster

These Corrupt Characters are cheaters, thieves, and social swindlers. Having observed unethical parents since childhood, these Scam Artists have no scruples. Lacking moral fiber, Tricksters forsake self-honesty and truth for dishonesty and deceit—showing total disregard for their fellow citizens.

How do Unethical Tricksters function in society?

At home, Scoundrels steal from family members and if caught, firmly deny it or somehow justify it.

At school, Cheaters copy homework and tests.

At work, careless Kleptomaniacs steal everything they get their hands on—from five cent erasers to large amounts of money or goods. Sly, clever Immoralites even cheat on their taxes!

At play, they are Dishonorable Opponents and Poor Sports—victory at any cost.

At personal relationships, Unethical Tricksters have no morals—they cannot be trusted. Pretenders faithfully cheat behind their partner’s back.

The Stressaholic

These Psychotics are ill-at-ease nervous wrecks, agonizing over the silliest little things. Worriers worry about worrying. Experiencing one anxiety attack after the other, Neurotics eventually succumb to major big time burnout. Agonizers create perplexing problems when none existed in the first place.

How do Stressaholics function in society?

At home, Irritables are fussy, fidgety, and perpetually troubled—these Insomniacs never get a sleep peacefully.

At school, Alarmists’ nervous behavior is unsettling and unpopular.

At work, Uptights worry about everything, are always on edge—creating one conflict after the other. Workaholics are counterproductive.

At play, Fidgeties appear tense and tortured, in a big hurry to finish.

At personal relationships, Stressaholics are frustrated and scatterbrained; hence, their love life is destroyed by their stressful lifestyle—never a moment’s rest or relaxation to focus on their partner.

The Gossip Monger

These whispering Eavesdroppers talk behind your back, causing social chaos by criticizing everyone imaginable—family, friends, relatives, coworkers, bosses, and especially strangers. Busybodies start rumors and put others down to make themselves feel superior. They enjoy sensationalism. They thrive on other people’s misery.

How do Gossip Mongers function in society?

At home, constantly cackling Chatterboxes are glued to their cell phone—spreading rumors about a close friend to another close friend.

At work, Back Stabbers secretly socialize and, during meetings, openly criticize fellow employees (especially management) not present at the meetings.

At play, Slanderers would rather talk about others than join the fun.

At personal relationships, Gossip Mongers create an untrustworthy atmosphere, causing their partner to wonder if they are being talked about behind their back.

The Talkaholic

These Non-Stop Talkers specialize in one subject—themselves. They are extremely poor listeners, always interrupting and appearing bored while others talk. These Gab Artists are self-centered and once they begin talking about their favorite subject, their life story, they will not be quiet. All you hear from these Blabbermouths is “I-I-I…I-Me-My” from morning to night. The moment another person begins talking, Interrupters overtake the conversation with their non-stop stories.

How do Talkaholics function in society?

At home, Rumor Mongers appear indifferent and closed-minded, only interested in talking about themselves.

At work, Non-Listeners talk out of turn, suffering from diarrhea of the mouth.

At play, Chatterboxes are more excited about self-talk than joining the activity.

At personal relationships, Talkaholics are inattentive to the needs and desires of their partner; they are rude without realizing it.

The Spoiled Brat

These Coddled Characters are babied and overprotected. They have gone from spoiled rotten toddlers remembered as holy terrors, to teacher’s pet in school, to out-of-control Shopaholic adults. If they do not get their way, Pamperedholics throw temper tantrums and nag until their objectives are met.

How do Spoiled Brats function in society?

At home, Overindulgers demand being waited on hand and foot, nagging until they get their way.

At work, spoiled, stubborn Mollycoddlers expect others to do their work for them. Since childhood, Over Indulgers have been taught a sense of entitlement.

At play, Panderers pout and throw fits of anger if the game or event is not going just right—their way.

At personal relationships, Spoiled Brats are perpetually pampered by their partner or the relationship breaks down and eventually fails. Unfortunately, the relationship score is always: “Spoiled Brat ten, partner zero.”

The Conceited Looker

These Cocky Characters believe looks are everything. Being handsome, good looking, breathtaking, sexy, seductive, ravishing, and glamorous is a lifelong obsession. Endlessly admiring themselves, narcissistic Beautiholics dream of winning the title of Mr. Muscle or Miss Perfect Face. These Vainiacs have breast implants, hair transplants and nose revamps, believing cosmetic surgery can cure low self-image.

How do Conceited Lookers function in society?

At home, Hotties desperately ask, “How do I look?” spending hours in front of the mirror.

At work, Narcissists parade around seeking coworker approval.

At play, Charmers repeatedly peek out the corner of their eye to see if anyone is admiring their good looks.

At personal relationships, Conceited Lookers become bored with one on one encounters, preferring groups, gatherings, and large crowds so fans can appreciate their incredible beauty. These Body Beautifuls and Flawless Faces fear one enemy—aging.

The Pessimist

These cantankerous Doomsdayers have nothing good to say—every word is negative. They are never happy and blame everyone for their problems. Rarely smiling, Grumps only laugh at someone else’s misfortune. These habitual Hypochondriacs bring everyone down with complaints of not feeling good, their back hurts, or they are coming down with some illness or chronic pain.

How do Pessimists function in society?

At home, faultfinding Alarmists are despondent, overcritical, and impossible to please—always unhappy.

At work, griping Cynics criticize management and never trust their fellow employees. Cranks are controversial and disruptive.

At play, Spoil Sports are determined to ruin everyone’s fun.

At personal relationships, Complaining Pessimists whine, gripe, and nitpick everything imaginable. Their picked-on partner never does anything right.

The Prankster

These Annoying Characters constantly clown around, make faces, or relentlessly tease others. Since childhood, just for attention, these mischievous Smart Alecks persistently played practical jokes and enjoyed making others the laughingstocks of their own peer group. Unfortunately, Teasers act before they think, resulting in their horseplay endangering others, both physically and emotionally.

How do Pranksters function in society?

At home, Exhibitionists pull one childish prank after the other.

At work, Jokesters spend more time taunting and playing mind games than they do working.

At play, pesky Clowns are comedians. Everything is considered funny and nothing is taken seriously.

At personal relationships, Pranksters act silly and nonsensical, leaving their life partner feeling alone, out of touch, ignored, and emotionally frustrated.

The Arguing Sorehead

These Know-It-Alls are always right and never wrong—they are experts on all subjects. Just for fun, these arguing, irritable, bad tempered Soreheads initiate and promote controversy, look for altercations, and lock horns with everyone. Whatever the subject, Agitators find fault with other people’s point of view, instigating a battle of the minds—a war of words.

How do Arguing Soreheads function in society?

At home, Disagreers argue and disagree with all family members, looking for a good old-fashioned argument—a fight.

At work, Sour Pusses bicker and argue with coworkers and never let down.

At play, Poor Sports start quarrels or belabor a point until their opponent gives in—surrenders.

At personal relationships, Arguing Soreheads only want to fight and argue, anything to prove their point. They love to antagonize, provoke, and verbally beat down their partner, a sure formula for failure.

The Unforgiving Avenger

These Vindictive Characters have not learned to forgive others—to let go. They hold grudges. Getting even is part of their daily routine. Resentment, bitterness, and animosity go perfectly with these Revenger’s “eye for an eye—tooth for a tooth” philosophy. Begrudgers have an axe to grind, a bone to pick, or want to settle an old score.

How do Unforgiving Avengers function in society?

At home, Avengers are ungrateful and full of malice, reminding everyone of past mistakes.

At work, Blamers are relentlessly uncompromising and set in their ways. Never cross them or you will never hear the end of how you “did them wrong”.

At play, Grudge Holders will not admit defeat, expressing hard feelings when losing.

At personal relationships, Unforgiving Avengers never forget their partner’s prior mistakes. They love digging up dead issues—bringing up the past and “rubbing it in your face”.

The Unfaithful Lover

These Untrue Characters display a wide range of behaviors: from jealous Possessors, to outgoing Flirts, to insecure mine-all-mine lovers. Because these Loveaholics have not learned to love themselves, they have incapable of loving others. In “love with love”, Hopeless Romantics are easily overcome by infatuation, immediate gratification, or secret fantasies.

How do Unfaithful Lovers function in society?

At home, Double Crossers act overprotective from insecurity, completely distrustful from jealousy, or absolutely inattentive from apparent boredom or disinterest.

At work, Traitors are usually flirtatious, even to the point of being sexually harassing.

At play, envious Interrogators require frequent sexual contact, convinced sex is love and love is sex—low self-esteem love.

At personal relationships, Unfaithful Lovers are never satisfied with their partner’s behavior. Jealousy, insecurity, mistrust, fear of abandonment, and harassment cause emotional turmoil during the relationship.

The Rebel Outlaw

As neglected children, these Unnurtured Characters discovered that by being naughty, they got attention. Soon, these young rebellious Radicals craved recognition so desperately that they joined gangs, cults, and began hanging around the wrong crowd. Eventually, these emotionally abandoned children became Criminals, terrorizing neighborhoods, robbing banks, hijacking planes, trains, and automobiles.

How do Rebel Outlaws function in society?

At home, if they have one, Outcasts are restless and bored, probably plotting their next mayhem or heist.

At work, which they despise, Rebels never last long and are usually terminated, or they quit.

At play, Desperados make sure they win—anyway they can.

At personal relationships, Rebel Outlaws place personal issues or causes such as robberies, terrorism, riots, gang banging, and trouble making above the needs of their neglected and abused partner.

The Moody Maniac

These Ill-Tempered Characters are society’s manic Mood Swingers. One minute these Schizos are happy, the next minute sad, then calm, then suddenly mad. One day they are laughing, the next day they are crying. Sometimes they are exciting, then mysteriously dying. These Erratics are totally unpredictable and, undoubtedly, difficult to be around.

How do Moody Maniacs function in society?

At home, Indecisives keep family members in a static state of flux. Anxiety rules. Everyone is afraid to make a wrong move.

At work, Unstables are so inconsistent that productivity suffers, and if the boss is a Moodiac—watch out!

At play, Morose Melancholics are fickle and skittish, never fun to be around.

At personal relationships, Moody Maniacs keep their partners guessing and off-guard, displaying frustrating full-moon behavior.

The Angry Bigot

These Cruel Characters live their lives with hatred. Having learned anger and bigotry in early childhood, Masters of Misery are racist, sexist, chauvinistic, closed-minded, and specialize in bashing. Secretly suppressing their rage, these Supremacists complain of being persecuted by everyone around them.

How do Angry Bigots function in society?

At home, Hateful Zealots denounce all ethnic, religious, and political groups not meeting their approval, blaming specific groups for their own personal failures.

At work, Extreme Radicals are hiding their low self-esteem views or instigating racism, sexism, and employee unrest.

At play, Xenophobics are angry and critical of other perons not meeting their standards.

At personal relationships, Angry Bigots spend so much energy on bashing and denouncing others that their lonely partner feels ignored and unimportant.

The Low Self-Esteemers

These Dysfunctional Characters suffer from multiple forms (two or more) of the low self-esteem Virus. In other words, you, or any person, may be an Intimidating-Impatient-Complaining-Unforgiving-Moody Stressaholic, or an Oversensitive-Unfriendly-Unethical-Sarcastic Talkaholic, or an Arguing-Gossiping-Conceited-Lying Unfaithful Lover.

The more low self-esteem behavioral traits you have, the lower your self-image.

How low is low? The ultimate example of a low self-esteemer is Ex the Master Extractor. The Invisible Villain suffers from all twenty-eight forms of low self-esteem. Ex is low self-esteem in its lowest of lowest forms.

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