Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another Narcissist

Maureen Dowd has a great collumn today on the Breck Girl (aka John Edwards):

The stunning admission Edwards made to ABC’s Bob Woodruff, and in a written statement from Chapel Hill on Friday afternoon, was that he’s a narcissist.
He admitted that wallowing in “self-focus” out on the trail and thinking you’re “special” can result in a solipsism that “leads you to believe you can do whatever you want, you’re invincible and there’ll be no consequences.”

Even in confessing to preening, Edwards was preening. His diagnosis of narcissism was weirdly narcissistic, or was it self-narcissistic? Given his diagnosis, I’m sure his H.M.O. would pay.
The creepiest part of his creepy confession was when he stressed to Woodruff that he cheated on Elizabeth in 2006 when her cancer was in remission. His infidelity was oncologically correct.

I'm glad Edwards lost the Democratic primaries, bad things can happen when a narcissist comes into power. On the other hand, maybe someday he'll bring balance to the country.


jbsjohn said...

Narcissists overemphasize their importance in the world, and their abilities. They have very little empathy for others around them, unless they feel that the situation can somehow be shown to affect or involve them directly. The reason you can't find out much positive information about them, is that in general, they really annoy people. We want to "burst their bubbles" and "bring them down to the real world.

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Michael Rack, MD said...

thanks for yur comments/insights on narcissism.

Madthas said...

Former presidential candidate John Edwards is right about one thing: He certainly is egocentric and narcissistic.

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