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7 Signs You are Dating a Psychopath

Are you in a love-relationship with a psychopath? Psychopaths are nearly impossible to detect. They appear to be normal, happy, charming, wonderful people who have it together. They do not appear disturbed, callous or devious. They tend to be extremely successful, convincing and in control of their lives. So, unless you are clear on what to look for, you could end up in the worst and most confusingly devastating experience of your life. These experiences can be so devastating that you lose trust in yourself, you lose hope in people and become confused about who and what to believe.

Signs to look for:

1. Queen Bee: Psychopath’s are smooth and move quickly in the beginning of a relationship. They take charge of the pace and comment endlessly on your beauty, intelligence and uniqueness in ways not previously verbalized to you where you felt you were genuinely seen for who you really are. Any insecurity you have he will build you up to think that he sees just the opposite in you. To be idolized feels amazing. It is designed to trigger that all-essential-feeling of wanting to be the most important person in another’s life. This is how he hooks you. Once this phase ends he will abruptly shut the attention off. Left confused and shocked you work tirelessly to get back to being his Queen Bee.

2. Soul Mates: Psychopath’s are chameleons and shape-change to make you believe that the two of you are soul mates, that no two people could possibly find a connection like you share. He will mirror all your pain with a similar story and mirror all your interests as if they are also his. All this is, is a game of copy-cat. He has no real identity of his own and so he becomes you and mirrors you back to yourself.

3. Chemistry: Best sex you have ever had? He will initially go out of his way to please you and give you the best sexual experience of your life only to get you hooked. Once you are hooked sex is also abruptly shut off and you’ll find yourself feeling insecure, rejected and doing what you can to get him to give it you again. Thus, you chase and he runs with all the control.

4. Devaluing: Now that the idealizing phase is over, the psychopath sees you as prey and begins the process of chipping away at your self-esteem by devaluing you. This usually starts with the silent treatment. He silences you over something small making you feel as if you are the worst most flawed person in existence. Then he will begin to disappear and stop showing up in your life with any consistency leaving you guessing and insecure.

6. Discard: Once you have been devalued the next step is to discard you. He has sucked you in with idealizing you, begins devaluing you making you feel desperate, confused and needy and then he ends it all by discarding you. You no longer inspire him because he was able to capture and control you. Meanwhile he has pulled you completely off your rhythm and you’re left trying assemble the shards of yourself which have been strewn about, while he moves happily on to a new target.

7. “Hovering”: Psychopaths never go away because once they discard you, they still see you as “supply” for their attention needs. He doesn’t want you but he also doesn’t want you to move on. If he senses you are done with him he will begin showing up either passively or directly to try and “win” you back. This is called hovering. Like a vacuum he wants to suck you back in. He will promise you the world, go back idealizing you only to get you in his clutches to discard you again and start the process all over.

The only way to get rid of a psychopath is to cut communication and contact completely. As long as you stay in any kind of contact you fuel his games and his power over you. He will make your life very difficult. Do not get tricked by the hovering because all he’s looking for is to get you back into your position of being his “supply.”

Little life message: Being ignored is a psychopaths kryptonite.

Sherrie Campbell, PhD is a veteran, licensed Psychologist with two decades of clinical training and experience providing counseling and psychotherapy services. Her interactive sessions are as unique and impactful as her new book, “Loving Yourself: The Mastery of Being Your Own Person.”

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Toyota signs deal with Ariz.-based Vantage Mobility International

Executives with Toyota Motor Sales, USA and Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a leader in the manufacture and distribution of wheelchair accessible vehicles, have signed an agreement authorizing VMI to convert the top-selling Toyota Sienna into a wheelchair accessible minivan using the patented Northstar in-floor ramp system. The agreement was executed on August 23, 2012, in Torrance, California.  VMI will begin accepting consumer orders for a limited number of the 2012-2013 model Toyota Sienna VMI Northstar minivan conversions through authorized VMI mobility dealers beginning October 1.

“We’re pleased to have established a partnership with Toyota Motor Sales, USA,” said Doug Eaton, president and CEO of VMI.  “Toyota has earned a reputation for leading in customer loyalty, which is why our customers have wanted VMI to offer a Toyota Sienna for years. This agreement will give them the Toyota that they’ve dreamed about.”

Toyota Mobility, a group within Toyota Motor Sales USA, is committed to providing solutions that serve the mobility needs of consumers to enhance their quality of life.  Toyota began providing mobility solutions in 2001.  This is the first time that Toyota and VMI have worked together.

“True to our brand promise, Toyota Mobility is focused on providing our customers with ‘More Options, Less Compromise’.  Therefore, we are very excited about the opportunity we now have with VMI as another conversion solution for the Toyota Sienna”, said Mark Oldenburg, national fleet marketing, mobility and strategic planning manager.   “We’re also confident that our customers will be pleased once they see and experience the new Toyota Sienna with the VMI Northstar conversion.”

Based in Arizona, VMI offers a full range of minivan and full-size van conversions for those in wheelchairs through a global network of dealers.  For 25 years, VMI has been trusted for providing cutting-edge products, including full-size and minivan conversions, platform lifts, scooter and wheelchair lifts and transfer seats. VMI’s Northstar conversion is the only in-floor ramp system currently available on all major minivan models through mobility dealers nationwide.

“VMI is pacing the build of Sienna’s at smaller quantities from previous product launches to ensure our commitment to quality,” said Eaton.  “Initially it will be harder to get one but you only get one chance to do a Toyota right.”

As part of the program, Toyota Mobility will provide up to $1,000 in customer assistance to help offset the cost of any qualified adaptive equipment or conversion for drivers and/or passengers when installed on any eligible purchased or leased new Toyota.

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants, including one under construction. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design.

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FASTSIGNS Launches New Brand Initiative

FASTSIGNS of Scottsdale, the local visual communications/sign and graphics solutions provider, has unveiled a new branding platform with updated messaging: “More than fast. More than signs.”

“We want people to know that while we are fast, more importantly, we provide a wide variety of products, services and comprehensive visual communications solutions to help companies meet their business objectives,” said Jim Sloan, owner of the Scottsdale FASTSIGNS. “We have always known that we are more than fast and more than signs, and this new brand platform is a way of better communicating what FASTSIGNS offers. We have capabilities and service offers beyond what many realize.”

FASTSIGNS of Scottsdale first opened in 1990 and Sloan took ownership in 2009. Originally known as the “the next day sign and lettering experts”, FASTSIGNS’ business concept has grown from just offering banners and vinyl to providing complete visual communications solutions for way-finding, creating business visibility, helping launch new products – everything to meet the needs of businesses who are trying to have a consistent visual message. Some of the wide range of solutions provided by FASTSIGNS includes window shades, vehicle graphics, digital signage, exhibits and displays, architectural signs, channel letters and mobile web sites.

Trained to be consultative and knowledgeable about the full range of visual communications options, the FASTSIGNS of Scottsdale team works with businesses, organizations and events to better understand their needs, and then put together the right mix of innovative graphic solutions to achieve the business or organization’s objectives. To meet the needs of companies large and small, FASTSIGNS offers design, production, project management, delivery and installation.

“Our experienced team knows how to help move businesses forward—we’re not selling a commodity, but helping businesses solve their unique visual communications challenges so that they can reach more customers and accomplish more than they ever thought possible,” said Sloan.

For more information on FASTSIGNS, visit FASTSIGNS’ website at fastsigns.com.