The e-mail feedback I have received on the article has been tremendous.
It’s clear the article is a way of identifying not only “losers” but controlling, abusive, and manipulating individuals.
If you are new to internet debate, just find any kerfuffle on Facebook and see how long it takes for you to check most of these off. This may come as a shock to some of you gentle readers, but I am politically opinionated.
Okay, never mind, but as one of the handful of politically outspoken conservatives or libertarians working in an entertainment industry that is overwhelmingly left leaning, at some point I became the voice of an angry generation.
If you’re dating a ‘loser’, you may recognize in your partner some of these characteristics described by Consulting Clinical Psychologist Joseph M. This article continues with a note on dangerous versions of the ‘loser’ and offers guidelines for detachment.
Also see the new “Relationship Quiz: True Love or True Loser?
”, which may help you to identify and highlight experiences of concern within your relationship.
This article was published to the Internet several years ago and was originally written to help identify “Losers” in relationships.
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Conducting Web-based Research The CARS Checklist The CARS Checklist (Credibility, Accuracy, Reasonableness, Support) is designed for ease of use.
Few sources will meet every criterion in the list, and even those that do may not possess the highest level of quality possible.
It’s a funny assumption, because even the bleeding edge of social science, which arguably has access to a lot more accurate data than e Harmony, is really quite bad at predicting human behavior.
The normally poor state of social forecasting is compounded by the fact that individuals, in general, are terrible at knowing what they want in a significant other.