People Are Complicated

Grace for my Heart

It’s Narcissist Friday!

It took a long time for me to understand that normal people can hold conflicting, even contradictory, emotions and perspectives. We see this all the time, but it doesn’t make much sense. We want to categorize people, to be able to predict their actions and attitudes. We want to understand them.

But people are complicated.

The loving grandfather who visits abusive porn sites. The pastor who betrays confidences or makes inappropriate advances. The attorney who embezzles funds. The marriage counselor who has an affair with a client. The sweet grandmother who hates people of a different race. The close friend who cheats with your spouse. We wonder how these people can live with such contrasting behaviors and wonder which is real. Often, both sides of the contradiction are real, but the person is somehow content with the conflict.

These are extreme cases, you say. But they are…

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