Monday, September 26, 2005

Let's Review Narcissism

The Narcissists' Credo: I can manipulate anyone and everyone. I am all-powerful. If you accept that, you are a genius. If you don't accept it you are useless to me and must be punished. Narcissism and Drug/Alcohol Abuse: Narcissism is painful when the narcissist is opposed or ignored. Pain needs to be alleviated. Narcissists often self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. Traits of the Narcissist: 1. An exaggerated sense of self-importance. 2. Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love. 3. Believes he is "special" and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions). 4. Requires excessive admiration. 5. Has a sense of entitlement. 6. Selfishly takes advantage of others to achieve his own ends. 7. Lacks empathy. 8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him. 9. Shows arrogant, haughty, patronizing, or contemptuous behaviors or attitudes. Prognosis for the Narcissist: Not likely to change. Not likely to go into therapy. Not likely to commit suicide. Very likely to get worse. Very likely to need hospitalization. Advice to Anyone Involved with a Narcissist: Run. Is President George W. Bush a Narcissist? Oh you bet your sweet ass he is!

1 comment:

Rhino-itall said...

Sounds more like Clinton to me, both of them. Also sounds like Sean Penn. You gotta admit, it really does sound like sean penn