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
THOUGHT FOR A DAY
Remember the Hippy days in Haight Ashbury?
Make peace not war! Where have all the Hippies gone?
At least they had a cause. We could use some voices from the people in the USA today.
If Obama uses a speech writer, he should fire him or her. If he doesn’t use a writer, he either should or have someone review his speeches to possibly avoid exhibits of stupidity.
Obama stated the ISIS, ISIL or IS terrorists, whatever you refer to them, are not Islamic. Everyone has quoted Obama on his description. So what exactly are they to him, they are not Christians or Jews? Plenty has already been said on this now infamous quote.
Obama also stated the air strike strategy to destroy ISIS will not be a combat mission, no boots on the ground. Would someone please explain to this moron that fighting an enemy whether by ground forces or striking by air is combat. This isn’t a damn chess game. He can say this in the same breath that there is risk?
Does the POTUS hear what he is saying?
Obama really is in over is head, he is like a little league player showing up to play in the major leagues. Or he really does know what he is doing, and it is not in the USA’s best interest.
It’s the first Sunday of the 2014 NFL season. I haven’t had many visitors or viewers today on my blogs………too busy watching games I guess.
Are people more interested in National League Football than they are with what else is going on in the world or their country? This is an unofficial survey. I have only been blogging for 2 months, but, this is my first Sunday during the NFL season, and my blogging numbers have dropped off significantly. I was just curious, what do you think?
Why do you keep coming here?…… Mom ask. Without giving a seconds thought I replied “This is where you are.” She just smiled, as much as she could, like it was the most meaningful thing she had heard in a long time. I was glad I said it.
I saw her in the cafeteria of the Lutheran Senior Services Center at the dinner table. I walked up behind her, took a chair on the end next to her, just her and me. She looked up, recognized me just as she always had; she didn’t look the same to me. A “that isn’t my Mom” thought came to mind. Her eyes were sunken a reddish pink color. A hollow look ……..my real Mom isn’t there anymore. It’s the first time I ever felt that. She looks lost, defeated.
Just a few days earlier she was ready to go home; but she has more days of rehab., to gain strength back from a short hospital stay. Maybe she was just having a bad day. She was tired from rehab. She couldn’t hold a fork in her hand…..there was silverware on the floor underneath the wheelchair. What a difference a day makes.
We spent some time talking, only bits and pieces made sense. I really didn’t want to leave her. After awhile I got up, rubbed her back and told her I loved her. As I walked out, all I could see was her face, lost, lonely, but this was a different loneliness than what she has felt since we lost my dad. I feel helpless. Maybe tomorrow she’ll be back, I can tell her I love her.
There is no love like a mother’s love. If you are fortunate enough to still have yours, give her a hug and tell her you love her. What a difference a day makes.
Why does bad news always out weigh and out number good news? Why do we rush towards the bad and disasterous? Is it our makeup?
We give the bad and spoiled too much attention. I thrive for good news, lets make good news-together.
I haven’t written about Obama being on a 2 week vacation, until now. What is all the fuss? Let the man have some time off, Lord knows he can you use a little relaxation. Haven’t you seen the stress he is under? Is Michelle with him….I don’t think she plays golf?
King Obama can still make executive decisions from the golf cart, then go hit that next shank. I have seen his swing, it can use some work. I would also advise the President to walk from tee to green, it gives him more time to think, or in his case plot.
Please Barry, take all the time off you need. Shanks for your service, but why not take a permanent vacation. Does Joe play?
“For whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee” comes from the poem by John Donne, of course. For many years I did not realize it came from a poem. Despite my lack of knowledge of poetry I was familiar with the line and was curious of its meaning. I had for many years believed it to be from Hemingway’s book For Whom the Bell Tolls.
I often would recite this lyric, not really knowing why, as I was fascinated with how it sounded. Mind you, I was quite young and poetically ignorant. One day I checked Hemingway’s book out at the library and began to read. I could not put the book down. It was such a great book, not one dull paragraph. I kept anticipating where the famous quote would show-up. What would a bell be doing out in an isolated mountain region? I waited patiently ……….the words never came, not even at the end of the story. It was not there, are you kidding? How could such a great lyric not be in the book. There was more to this, the title only covered half of the line. I did my research……then discovered it in Donne’s poem. My desire to find the line written somewhere pushed me to read a terrific book and a poem I did not know existed and would not have otherwise picked up. It only proves wisdom is gained when you have the will to lose the ignorance.
Its half past midnight, August 3rd present day. Unbelievably, pleasantly mild outside for summer in Missouri. There is evidence of an active skunk nearby, hopefully it has not sprayed my Siberian Husky. I call her Sky, Blackhawk’s Gray Sky is her registered name.
I have many thoughts bouncing around in my head, none related to the other, not directly anyway. I don’t recall my parents ever giving much thought and concern about the kind of world their children and grandchildren would live.
I have two adult sons and a daughter. After next month, all will be married. I have three wonderful grandsons, the youngest born seven months ago, an eight and ten-year old.
With all that is bad and wrong with the world, what will their lives be like? I know when my parents were growing up and while raising me, the world wasn’t perfect then either. My father fought in Korea. It was a violent world long before the present day; just seems like more of it spreading around. Then again, there were 2 wars that were world-wide. I guess it’s not much different now than the past after all.
I watched the movie NOAH this evening. You know the story, a corrupt world being destroyed by our Creator. God as He is known to me. Noah’s family was spared to give mankind a fresh, 2nd chance Thanks Noah but we haven’t done so well. Maybe my children and grandchildren (hoping for a granddaughter some day) along with yours will figure it out. I’ll pray they do.
Our voices are being heard, sometimes we have to shout to see the evidence of that; but stay patient you are a force.
I believe our tweets and blogs may be the greatest factor of raising awareness. We can not count on the national or even world media to accurately inform us. I am also not so naive to believe everything from a tweet or blog. But usually where there is a lot of smoke, there is a fire. Keep digging to find the truth.
We are beginning to see a bit more news coverage from the major networks on the Southern border immigration issue here in the U.S. I believe action from our government and president is in part due to the public outcry. A lot of that comes from right here on what we write and share with our followers. They also know we vote!
This morning our local St. Louis news gave immigration a stunning 2 minutes, with video. Not a big deal you say? That’s up by about one-and-a-half minutes. Will be interesting to see what the national TV will release. Hopefully I haven’t missed already.
My point is we can make a difference. I know the stance on illegal immigration is mixed even split, but if we remain active our government will, sooner or later respond. It may not go the way you or I want it in the end, but stay vocal…..this is our country. We are the voice of awareness.