Tuesday 31 October 2023

A Writer's Rant on Dealing with Psycopaths, Narcissists, Ass kissers

 I am a  writer who has dabbled in learning psychology for years. The psychology behind human behaviour is so exciting and relevant to me in my personal relationships and in writing.

 Until several years ago, I didn’t know what a narcissist/sociopath/office-ass kisser really was. But after much reading and studying, I now understand that I’ve worked with and befriended a few of them through the years. In fact, I quit my job of over 35 years because of such people. I just can’t play their games. No regrets.

 These are people who manipulate the circumstances and will throw their friends, teammates, and even family under the bus to make themselves look good.

Narcissists, sociopaths, ass kissers, make the world a more challenging place for regular people to work and function in. The average person is not interested in playing games nor trying to figure out what the game is in the first place.

 Sociopaths tend to bring on their grandiose ideas of being superior to others.  A person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extremely antisocial attitudes and behaviour.

 A narcissist is a clinically diagnosed personality disorder characterized by grandiosity, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy toward other people.

 An ass-kisser (Sycophancy?) is a person who behaves obsequiously to gain favour. A person who kisses ass to move their own career/friendships forward, often at the expense of other employees or friends.

 I’ve worked with several of these kinds of people and they are pathetic, only in it for themselves, with no empathy or team spirit, and only their own self being the key to their success in any situation.

 Yet, as writers, where would we find all this juicy character information if we did not know the psychological makeup of these kinds of people?

 If you’ve encountered these types of people, don’t take it as a negative shey have given us writers our villains in storytelling and, ultimately, made us better writers.

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Tuesday 5 September 2023

Little Miss HISTORY Travels to SLATER Destroyer Escort--Book Review

 Little Miss HISTORY Travels to SLATER Destroyer Escort

Author Barbara Ann Mojica

Illustrator Victor Ramon Mojica

  • Publisher ‏:  eugenus STUDIOS, LLC (August 30, 2023)
  • Language ‏: ‎English
  • Paperback‏ : ‎ 6 pages
  • ISBN-13 :  979-8218952594
  • Reading age : 8 - 18 years
  • About the book:
  •  Join award-winning children’s book author Barbara Ann Mojica’s Little Miss HISTORY as she reveals the secrets of a sailor’s life aboard the USS Slater, a destroyer escort protecting and defending the seas during World War II. Step aboard this unique museum for a tour from top to bottom to uncover the surveillance gear, weapons, navigation, and dangers facing the crew. Become a witness to history, and learn why, “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
  • What I thought:
  • Another wonderful addition to the award-winning Little Miss History series!

    Little Miss History Travels to USS SLATER Destroyer Escort travels back in time to WW ll and the efficiency of this highly versatile warship that successfully guided all 176 merchant ships in its charge across the Atlantic during wartime. The story goes on to explain so many interesting details about the warship’s life, crew, and captain, and the warship’s subsequent retirement as a floating historical museum in Albany.

    This is a fascinating journey into American history that all readers will enjoy!

    The writing is superb, and the artwork incorporated into photo illustrations by Victor Ramon Mojica is incredible.

    I received a free ARC of this book for an honest review.


     About the author:

  •  Barbara Ann Mojica, M.A. S.A.S., S.D.A is a historian and retired educator. Her education career spans more than forty years serving as a teacher, special educator, principal, and school district administrator. Now retired, she provides education strategies and tips for parents and teachers through guest podcasting, book reviewing, teaching videos, and personal appearances. 
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