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NPD Analysis

Started by dsnope, 10/30/2008 01:09PM
Posted 10/30/2008 01:09PM Opening Post
Sam Vaknin Ph.D. analyzes Barry's disorder, and shows similarities to Dr. Erich Fromm's diagnosis of Hitler:



Obama displays the following behaviors, which are among the hallmarks of pathological narcissism:

Subtly misrepresents facts and expediently and opportunistically shifts positions, views, opinions, and "ideals" (e.g., about campaign finance, re-districting). These flip-flops do not cause him overt distress and are ego-syntonic (he feels justified in acting this way). Alternatively, reuses to commit to a standpoint and, in the process, evidences a lack of empathy.

Ignores data that conflict with his fantasy world, or with his inflated and grandiose self-image. This has to do with magical thinking. Obama already sees himself as president because he is firmly convinced that his dreams, thoughts, and wishes affect reality. Additionally, he denies the gap between his fantasies and his modest or limited real-life achievements (for instance, in 12 years of academic career, he hasn't published a single scholarly paper or book).

Feels that he is above the law, incl. and especially his own laws.

Talks about himself in the 3rd person singluar or uses the regal "we" and craves to be the exclsuive center of attention, even adulation

Have a messianic-cosmic vision of himself and his life and his "mission".

Sets ever more complex rules in a convoluted world of grandiose fantasies with its own language (jargon)

Displays false modesty and unctuous "folksiness" but unable to sustain these behaviors (the persona, or mask) for long. It slips and the true Obama is revealed: haughty, aloof, distant, and disdainful of simple folk and their lives.

Sublimates aggression and holds grudges.

Behaves as an eternal adolescent (e.g., his choice of language, youthful image he projects, demands indulgence and feels entitled to special treatment, even though his objective accomplishments do not justify it).

The rest is at: http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/71124
Posted 10/30/2008 04:17PM #1
Tom the astronomer analyzes McCain's disorder, and shows similarities to Dr. Erich Fromm's diagnosis of Hitler:



McCain displays the following behaviors, which are among the hallmarks of pathological narcissism:

Subtly misrepresents facts and expediently and opportunistically shifts positions, views, opinions, and "ideals" (e.g., about taxes, country first). These flip-flops do not cause him overt distress and are ego-syntonic (he feels justified in acting this way). Alternatively, reuses to commit to a standpoint and, in the process, evidences a lack of empathy to those who have less than 8 homes or who work for a living.

Ignores data that conflict with his fantasy world, or with his inflated and grandiose self-image. This has to do with magical thinking. McCain already sees himself as president because he is firmly convinced that his dreams, thoughts, and wishes affect reality (he has a fantasy wife to prove it). Additionally, he denies the gap between his fantasies and his modest or limited real-life achievements (for instance, he sold out to get his dream job).

Feels that he is above honesty, incl. and especially his own principles (if any).

Talks about himself as if he is the center of the world and continually uses the worn out phrase "my friend" and craves to be the exclsuive center of attention, even adulation

Have a messianic-cosmic vision of himself and his life and his "mission".

Does not understand ever more complex rules in the convoluted world of grandiose fantasies and blind ambition.

Displays false modesty and unctuous "folksiness" but unable to sustain these behaviors (the persona, or mask) for long. It slips and the true McCain is revealed: intolerant, angry, condescending and disdainful of simple folk and their lives.

Sublimates aggression (often unsuccessfully) and holds grudges.

Behaves as an eternal adolescent (e.g., his choice of wives and mates (running), leering image he projects, demands indulgence and feels entitled to special treatment, even though his objective accomplishments do not justify it).

The rest is history in the making.


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