USA, Narcissism & Follies aux Beaucoup
By: Paul Recher
A personality disorder is a deeply ingrained, maladaptive, and
inflexible pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving that
significantly impairs an individual's social or occupational
Personality disorders are pronounced accentuations of personality
traits. Personality disorders are associated with failures to reach
The USA suffers from pathological Narcissistic Personality Disorder
The Diagnostic Scholastic Manual IV Ed. is the psychiatric bible. To
be certified NPD, one must meet 5 of the criteria. The USA scores
nine out of nine.
1. A grandiose sense of self-importance. To be specific, the
grandiosity is that of hubris. Hubris is that unique form of
inflated ego that believes itself to be one with the Gods. To
exemplify, the USA refers to its' historical westward expansion and
usurping of lands as `Manifest Destiny".
2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power,
3. Believes that USA is "special" and unique ...
4. Requires excessive admiration
5. False sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations
of automatic compliance with USA expectations
6. Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of
others to achieve own ends
7. Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with
the feelings and needs of others
8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are
9. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviours or attitudes
We all display N-traits but with the pathological Narcissist, these
are their modus operandi. As you read, keep thinking USA!
Characteristic behaviour invariably includes being the aggressor but
acting like the victim. A narcissist is a power and control freak.
They present as highly moral but their actions are anything but
moral. Beneath the projected false image of goodness, lurks a being
that is vindictive, ruthless, exploitive and only concerned for its'
Charmingly conning those they desire while devaluing and
invalidating others is their trademark. Hypersensitive to criticism,
the N never assumes responsibility for their actions and always lay
the blame elsewhere.
They cognitively split good and evil. The N wears a mask of holier
than thou, while projecting their denied evil side onto others. The
N never self-reflects.
They do believe that rules that apply to others do not apply to them
such as international law.
They can be your best friend today and turn on you tomorrow. Astute
as to how to play others, the N is inept at understanding the
consequences of their actions.
Inappropriate displays of anger are a frequent management tool.
An N will lie, lie and lie even when caught red-handed. Much like
the young child with birthday cake all over the face exclaiming in
spite of the evidence "Mommy. Mommy, it was the dog."
A narcissist has a mature intellect but emotionally is a six year
old trapped in an adult body.
The crying shame is two fold. The USA's failed potential to lead the
world into an era of caring and sharing, and worryingly,
pathological narcissism is the most intractable, incurable, and
unmanageable of all the personality disorders.
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