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It's All Your Fault podcast, episode 117

Dating Radar: How HCPs Jam Your Radar

In the first episode of this Dating Radar four-part series, Megan and Bill discuss how people with high conflict personalities (HCPs) can destroy your life. In this episode, listen in as they discuss how HCPs jam your radar. We’d all like to think we’re wise to it, but there are several factors that make us susceptible, which Megan and Bill discuss.

They delve into a Dating Radar survey with over 650 responses from people who have been in high conflict romantic relationships. Respondents shared their experiences and lessons learned, including the “spark” that should have been a red flag but was experienced as a sign of true love and compatibility. And Bill and Megan also discuss the issue of fake compatibility often experienced by those who fall for HCPs.

This series is for everyone, but especially for young people or parents of young people who need to pay attention to dating radar before it’s too late.

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Note: We are not diagnosing anyone in our discussions, merely discussing patterns of behavior.

  • (00:00) – Welcome to It’s All Your Fault
  • (02:09) – Dating Radar
  • (03:50) – Survey Question – That Spark!
  • (09:18) – The Power of Desperation
  • (11:54) – Charm
  • (16:15) – Compatibility
  • (18:29) – Overt Sexuality
  • (22:22) – Protectiveness
  • (27:05) – Other Attractive Qualities
  • (29:50) – Quick Tips
  • (31:30) – Reminders & Coming Next Week: Blind Spots

Hosted by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Megan Hunter, MBA, It’s All Your Fault! High Conflict People explores the five types of people who can ruin your life—people with high conflict personalities and how they weave themselves into our lives in romance, at work, next door, at school, places of worship, and just about everywhere, causing chaos, exhaustion, and dread for everyone else.

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