A thought to chew over regarding our President

I believe Obama is a textbook narcissist — probably malignantly so. The easiest way to think about a narcissist is to understand that each one of them is his own God. Theirs is binary world, with acolytes and enemies. They never lie, as non-narcissists understand a lie, because a narcissist’s truth is defined by the needs of the moment. The same is true for ordinary morality and ethics. The narcissist isn’t bound by them because he is responsible only to a higher power — himself.

Here’s something, though, that you might not have known about narcissists: they get worse as they get older, with the years after 50 seeing an acceleration, especially if the narcissist is disappointed or crossed. I call narcissism “cancer of the personality.” It’s a progressive disease (no pun intended), that gets exponentially worse with time. The difference between narcissism and actual cancer is that the latter destroys the one with the diagnosis, while the former destroys everyone else.

Just something to think about as you contemplate the possibility of an older, angry, unfettered Obama in the White House for a second term.

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  • http://bkivey.wordpress.com/ bkivey

    “It’s a progressive disease (no pun intended)” Please, intend the pun. While narcissism is not confined exclusively to those who style themselves Progressive, my experience has been that the incidence is much higher in that group.

  • SADIE

    No puns, just The Platters (my diagnosis)
     
     
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL9ZleOXzQ0&w=640&h=360

  • Charles Martel

    Great call, SADIE.
     
    Damn, The Platters were good.

  • SADIE

    Sadie the DJ has one just for you Charles Martel. Enjoy.


    http://vimeo.com/32001208

  • Charles Martel

    Wonderful, just wonderful. Bless you, SADIE.

  • DL Sly

    As I read this, I kept seeing a scene in my head…..ya know that scene in the Christmas classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Charlie Brown is trying to figure out what’s wrong with him because he isn’t feeling the Christmas spirit to the degree he thinks he should, so he seeks advice at Lucy’s Psychiatry stand? And, ya know the part when she’s telling Charlie Brown that he needs more involvement? And, after a moment of contemplation, Charlie Brown yells, “THAT’S IT!!” sending Lucy tumbling head over heels? That’s what I felt like when I read this post.
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