February 20, 2008:

Extreme charm married to insane narcissism, where the charm is ultimately about the narcissism, and both are in the end driven by envy.

Alphas and omegas, doms and subs: the remainder of their personalities are tertiary. Envy, narcissism, charm: this is who they are.

I suppose the learned wisdom is to avoid narcissistic charmers. In practice, how is that different to avoiding anyone who's confident, or attractive, or funny? Where the women who are compelling are the ones to avoid, leaving you lonely inside what you might reasonably call an uncharmed circle.