Everyone mentions Narcissism, so who are they!

Most of Congress, the current administration could easily be diagnosed with Narcissism.

Is this a general personality trait of elected officials?  Hopefully not one that is required.

I would be doing a disservice here if I didn’t mention one potential 2016 presidential candidate that has all the below SYMPTOMS of this personality disorder.    HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:  You knew it was coming!!

Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following  symptoms:

  • Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
  • Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
  • Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
  • Requires excessive admiration
  • Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
  • Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
  • Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
  • Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
  • Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

12 thoughts on “NARCISSISTS, WHO ARE THEY?”

  1. I lived with a narcissistic father-in-law for 12 years before he passed away. He was a hard man to live with and caused problems in my marriage. My wife and I sought professional counseling. We ended up being just fine, but the psychologist finally hit on my father-in-law and the skies parted with enlightenment. Once discussed, his personality was realized without question. Thankfully, the psychologist taught us how to deal with him, and as a rule,life greatly improved around the house the rest of his life.

    Another trait that was very prominent was his self-perceived belief that he could never say or do anything wrong. You have to let it go. The worst thing you can do is disagree. A lesson we were taught was that a narcissistic person will NEVER lose an argument. Their personally will bend, twist, lie about, and rephrase their point until they talk you into a corner and you give up out of pure frustration (anything here sound familiar regarding Obama).

    The other trait that was overwhelming, was the grandiose view of self. We are Catholic. He was Catholic in name only until he turned 80. He then became obsessed with it to the point that one day he said “I think I will become a saint” (he was dead serious). When my wife pointed out that the Pope had to do that, he simply said “well, I’ll write the Pope”. It wasn’t until he was told that you had to be dead that he forgot the subject.

    We should require a personality test for all elected officials and the Narcissistic trait should be grounds for disqualification without discussion. It’s sad to think we are being led by personality disorders.

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    1. Wow, thanks for your response back. I can kind of relate. I was married to a woman that convinced me I needed to see a psychiatrist. When, I agreed because we were always arguing (yes she was the one always right) the Dr. after questioning me, removed a book from the shelf behind his desk and read to me. He repeated almost word for word my description of what was going on. It wasn’t me, but her and she had a Borderline Personality Disorder. She was mentally and sexually abused by her father growing up. He told me she was a classic BPD. That my actions, reactions were typical or normal for a man in a relationship with a BPD. She was always accusing me of cheating on her (I didn’t); then it would only start an argument. Of course then if I raised my voice, just raised the tone a bit, like any argument, I was being abusive in her eyes. The Dr. told me to leave the relationship, because she wouldn’t change and I would eventually do what she accused me. I hung in for awhile thinking I just wouldn’t play her game. We were married one year, when I finally got tired of the accusations. Someone with a BPD is never wrong either. This might explain why so many of Obama’s administration ends up leaving, even though many of them are involved in their own corruption and scandal. Thanks for your reply and story, we’ll keep in touch.


  2. Who is the narcissist…the ex-spouse who tries to humiliate/bully/embarrass their ex on social media, HubPages, Squiddo – or the other person who was the supposed abuser?


  3. It’s time to stop feeding kindergarten children myths such as “Everybody has feelings”. Ignorance is not bliss when you grow up and mistakenly vote for a Congress full of self-serving sociopaths. Psychopaths are impaired neurologically, and (like drug users) are not fit for positions of leadership. Testing needs to be implemented. Please spread psychopathy awareness.

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  4. It was 1993, and I was sitting in my office in Northbrook, Illinois. A young man walked in and I invited him into my office. All my former employees were gone for good as my business was entering the one-person phase. The young man was in a suit and articulate. He said he was running for a House seat in the Illinois legislature and he wanted my help financially.

    I then told him that I had testified before two House committees and one Senate committee over the last three years in Washington. I personally walked the halls of the House and Senate office buildings for three years and employed my own lobbyist at a cost of +$6,000 per month. I had three law firms on retainer during that time and a PR firm. All that was gone since I lost in D.C. I told him I had done my part as a citizen and it cost me my business and besides I did not have any money. I got him a diet coke and that was when he really opened up to me. He chuckled and said he was going to ask me for $5,000, but no longer. He told me his ambitions to eventually be a member of Congress. And then he let it slip. I was lousy at reading the tea leaves of politics, but I was one of the most successful life insurance brokers in the nation and I could sell. The young man knew I was of no use and no threat so he came clean. People often tell the truth when they realize they either control you or do not need you. So he told me that he loved politics and his personal philosophy was that when he walked in a room he was the most important person there and the others were all below him.

    That young man is now a member of the U.S. Congress from Illinois and a rising star.

    The other lessons I learned about politics is that the only thing the politicians care about is getting elected and after that re-elected. If you do not bring them money, votes, or enhance their careers with positive media exposure they have no use for you and could care less what you say.

    There is no right or wrong in D.C. All they talk about is moving their agenda forward.

    Oh, and the last lesson was attributed to President Truman, but I do not know if that is a fact. He supposedly told an aide that people do not give you large sums of money without expecting something in return and in politics the aide should get used to that.

    I have not believed or trusted a politician since Ronald Reagan. It is much worse today because the government controls so much of our economy. I believe the only cure is smaller government and it starts at the local level. When your street floods because of a clogged drain go out to the drain with a rake and clear away the leaves, do not call your alderman. When your fellow Elks club member who is on the local school board calls for a ban on students bringing Chapstick to school without a doctor’s note, SHUN him or her. Do not invite the politically correct idiot on the next fishing trip or barbecue. SHUN these fools and do not give them any money. The world is awash in money today. Take your family or friends on vacation, but stop sending these fools and parties and political action groups any more money. Support a charity that is transparent and that you trust in their cause.

    Only when the politicians run out of money and the public’s fawning will things change for the better.

    Just my opinion, but do not believe the politicians because they are all cut from the same bolt of cloth-The Most Important Person In the Room.

    Most Respectfully,

    Rick K. Nelson

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