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"IS BARACK OBAMA A DANGEROUS PATHOLOGICAL NARCISSIST? YOU DECIDE"
Sam Vaknin, author of the book “Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited“. ^ | 8/13/2008 | Sam Vaknin, author of the book “Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited“.

Posted on 12/20/2008 1:30:48 PM PST by KellyM37

The narcissist:

* Feels grandiose and self-important (e.g., exaggerates accomplishments, talents, skills, contacts, and personality traits to the point of lying, demands to be recognised as superior without commensurate achievements);

* Is obsessed with fantasies of unlimited success, fame, fearsome power or omnipotence, unequalled brilliance (the cerebral narcissist), bodily beauty or sexual performance (the somatic narcissist), or ideal, everlasting, all-conquering love or passion;

* Firmly convinced that he or she is unique and, being special, can only be understood by, should only be treated by, or associate with, other special or unique, or high-status people (or institutions);

* Requires excessive admiration, adulation, attention and affirmation – or, failing that, wishes to be feared and to be notorious (Narcissistic Supply);

* Feels entitled. Demands automatic and full compliance with his or her unreasonable expectations for special and favourable priority treatment;

* Is "interpersonally exploitative", i.e., uses others to achieve his or her own ends;

* Devoid of empathy. Is unable or unwilling to identify with, acknowledge, or accept the feelings, needs, preferences, priorities, and choices of others;

* Constantly envious of others and seeks to hurt or destroy the objects of his or her frustration. Suffers from persecutory (paranoid) delusions as he or she believes that they feel the same about him or her and are likely to act similarly;

* Behaves arrogantly and haughtily. Feels superior, omnipotent, omniscient, invincible, immune, "above the law", and omnipresent (magical thinking). Rages when frustrated, contradicted, or confronted by people he or she considers inferior to him or her and unworthy.

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1 posted on 12/20/2008 1:30:48 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

http://www.globalpolitician.com/25109-barack-obama-elections
http://audacitywatch.com/?page_id=46

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/obama_oprah_and_the_guru_malig_1.html

http://www.debatableland.com/the_debatable_land/2007/08/barack-obama-na.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVnRzn4rjbY

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/02/obama_the_messiah_of_generatio.html

http://sharprightturn.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/all-about-obama-narcissism-and-cult-of-personality/

http://truthspeaker.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/obama-oprah-and-the-guru-malignant-narcissism/

http://www.eons.com/groups/topic/1221670

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gc-6HjFZFY&feature=related


2 posted on 12/20/2008 1:31:29 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

Can there be any doubt. This describes lots of Democrat politicians.


3 posted on 12/20/2008 1:33:23 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: KellyM37

yes yes yes and yes

but hopefully much more stupid than history’s successful narcisstic despot (having coasted through life largely on his skin color and street skills at hustling)


4 posted on 12/20/2008 1:33:23 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: KellyM37

PING


6 posted on 12/20/2008 1:35:24 PM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor. H.L. Mencken)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

True, but read the links, watch the video. Name me one other person in the US who fits this description to this degree? We aren’t talking someone who just loves themselves we are talking mental illness.


7 posted on 12/20/2008 1:35:26 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

YES!


Next question
8 posted on 12/20/2008 1:35:39 PM PST by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: KellyM37

“Obama” “dangerous” “pathological” “narcissist”

Redundant headline.


9 posted on 12/20/2008 1:36:01 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: KellyM37
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Yep - he sure looks like it.

10 posted on 12/20/2008 1:37:59 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: KellyM37

All I need to know is he is a socialist.


11 posted on 12/20/2008 1:39:00 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (Gen. George S. Patton to Michael Moore... American Carol: "I really like slapping you.")
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To: KellyM37

You used too many big words. The Sheep will never read it.


12 posted on 12/20/2008 1:41:09 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: KellyM37

Bill Clinton? Blago? Biden is just an idiot. Actually, I think most of them are mentally ill. What about Reid, Pelosi, Kerry, Kennedy or Gore? They’re all nuts.


13 posted on 12/20/2008 1:42:50 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: KellyM37; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; MeekOneGOP; Daffynition; Darksheare; Lakeshark; ...
IS BARACK OBAMA A DANGEROUS PATHOLOGICAL NARCISSIST? YOU DECIDE

More than we will ever be able to comprehend.


14 posted on 12/20/2008 1:47:26 PM PST by Lady Jag (DONATE NOW at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: KellyM37

Also, watch his new conference last week, where he was asked the question on the investigation. See him change, see the anger, the disgust that how dare the reporter not ask something favorable to him. Mark my words, once he gets in and actaully gets the POWER, he will be ready to RULE on day one just like Valerie said he would. Not govern, RULE!! That was no slip of the tongue, that’s how he thinks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7Zvpkz_iCM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Nlq80DVpo


15 posted on 12/20/2008 1:48:29 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: big'ol_freeper

Socialist? NAW! Try the C word instead.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2148751/posts


16 posted on 12/20/2008 1:49:07 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: KellyM37

I read about Vaknin’s analysis of Barack Obama before. Yes, Barack Hussein Obama is a pathological narcissist, and that makes him dangerous in spite of his political and personal agenda. Add those in and he’s TNT, in my opinion.


17 posted on 12/20/2008 1:49:25 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: Daddynoz

>>> “I think all politicians are narcissists, he’s just a prodigy in that regard.”<<<

Nailed it!!


18 posted on 12/20/2008 1:49:34 PM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: KellyM37

Bill Clinton? In fact I think this applies to Bill even more so.


19 posted on 12/20/2008 1:50:23 PM PST by saganite
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To: KellyM37

We now know two things about Obama, he lies and he is a crook. He does neither very well.


20 posted on 12/20/2008 1:50:43 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

My first take was it sounded like Bill Clinton.

We have regretably now elected 2 POTUSes in the past 2 decades who come from dysfunctional families and whose resulting personal ‘issues’ play out in the public forum.


21 posted on 12/20/2008 1:51:39 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: KellyM37
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22 posted on 12/20/2008 1:52:10 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

Probably, but his supporters as a whole know the meaning of neither of these terms.


23 posted on 12/20/2008 1:52:15 PM PST by Theodore R. (The most frightening words in the English language: The American people!)
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To: saganite

Bill Clinton? In fact I think this applies to Bill even more so.

NOT EVEN CLOSE, JUST WAIT AND WATCH


24 posted on 12/20/2008 1:53:05 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

I’m pretty sure his mother was a nut case, and he is too.


25 posted on 12/20/2008 1:53:26 PM PST by smokingfrog (I'll go green when they plant me in the ground.)
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To: KellyM37

YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Mom is a Narcissist and my late Dad was a Narcissistic Sociopath.

I’m extremely familiar with the personality. So is the Marxist one?

YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


26 posted on 12/20/2008 1:54:00 PM PST by proudofthesouth (In spite of what's going on in the world, God is still in control.)
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To: hoosiermama

Socialist? NAW! Try the C word instead.

I completely agree, he is way beyond being a socialist. Frank Marshall davis taught him how to be a good little Commie


27 posted on 12/20/2008 1:55:26 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

pathological liar will do


28 posted on 12/20/2008 1:56:11 PM PST by Carley
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To: KellyM37
He's the nicest anti-Christ EVER!
29 posted on 12/20/2008 1:56:26 PM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: proudofthesouth

WOnder why he won’t release his medical records? Got to be something there, something big.


30 posted on 12/20/2008 1:56:29 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: R. Scott
Yep - he sure looks like it.

Nah...if you look real close, you can see Bawney Fwank behind him

31 posted on 12/20/2008 1:57:32 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The tree of liberty is getting mighty dry)
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To: KellyM37

Fours years of Mr.”Smuggles”....


32 posted on 12/20/2008 1:58:18 PM PST by tophat9000 ( We are "O" so f---ed)
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To: wolfcreek
They eyes, those evil eyes Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
33 posted on 12/20/2008 2:05:10 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: Lady Jag

I don't know how to photoshop.

34 posted on 12/20/2008 2:07:03 PM PST by fanfan (Update on Constitutional Crisis in Canada.....Click user name)
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To: fanfan

Hitler was smart, and so is Obama. Hitler would not have become the monster he became had he not risen to power and had he not received so much narcissistic fodder to feed on. One man who saw Khomeini prior to rising to power recalled he would gently push flies out of his window, but would not kill them. The same man massacred tens of thousands of Iranians. It is power that brings madness out of the narcissist.
When these flimsy attempts to patch a tattered personal mythology fail - the narcissist is injured. Narcissistic injury inevitably leads to narcissistic rage and to a terrifying display of unbridled aggression. The pent-up frustration and hurt translate into devaluation. That which was previously idealized - is now discarded with contempt and hatred.


35 posted on 12/20/2008 2:09:02 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: EDINVA
We have regretably now elected 2 POTUSes in the past 2 decades who come from dysfunctional families and whose resulting personal ‘issues’ play out in the public forum.

I tried to point the same thing out to some people before the election, but they were too far consumed with BDS to care. Growing up without good male role models that gave a rat's ass about them, "mommy's precious darling" (WJBC) and "grandma's little dumpling" (BHOS) were likely to give their own immediate circles a lifetime of problems, but America - in its wisdom - gave them everyones' car and house keys.

Yes, I'm bitter about it.

Mr. niteowl77

36 posted on 12/20/2008 2:09:24 PM PST by niteowl77
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To: proudofthesouth

Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless. As the norm, they lack conscience. This is evident from Obama’s lack of interest in his own brother who lives on only one dollar per month. A man who lives in luxury, who takes a private jet to vacation in Hawaii, and who has raised nearly half a billion dollars for his campaign (something unprecedented in history) has no interest in the plight of his own brother. Why? Because, his brother cannot be used for his ascent to power. A narcissist cares for no one but himself.
This man does not even know the number of states in the USA, or that Canada does not have a president. a narcissist is a shallow pond that pretends to be an ocean. Obama’s ignorance about what should be common knowledge is mind boggling.

Instead of writing a scholarly paper focusing on race relations, for which, he had been paid, Obama could not resist writing about his most sublime self. He entitled the book Dreams from My Father .Not surprisingly, Adolph Hitler also wrote his own autobiography when he was still nobody. So did Stalin. For a narcissist no subject is as important as his own self. Why would he waste his precious time and genius writing about insignificant things when he can write about such an august being as himself?
Obama’s election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led to a contract and advance to write a book about race relations. The University of Chicago Law School provided him with a fellowship and an office to work on his book. The book took him a lot longer than expected and at the end it devolved into…, guess what? His own autobiography! Instead of writing a scholarly paper focusing on race relations, for which, he had been paid, Obama could not resist writing about his most sublime self. He entitled the book Dreams from My Father .


37 posted on 12/20/2008 2:10:48 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: R. Scott

The only other public figure I’ve ever seen in that pose is Mussolini. Does a photograph like that of, say, W, even EXIST?


38 posted on 12/20/2008 2:15:10 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: KellyM37

It wasn’t just Davis...Have you read any of the thread.....Mommy Dearest and “Toots” have ties of some kind....

Certainly not what’s in Kansas, Dorothy!

Who is the man behind the curtain?


39 posted on 12/20/2008 2:15:28 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: niteowl77
Yes, I'm bitter about it. So am I as are many Americans. This electtion wasn't about party, it was about a change in America forever. President of the UNITED STATES? He began his acceptance speech, “Hello, Chicago.” What about “Thank You American”??? I’m bitter? ya think? All you liberal sheep minded morons elected this thug who wants to turn us into the United Socialist States of America, no we’re not bitter at all, as our faith is mocked, our beliefs are persecuted, right to free speech and to bear arms are taken away and we get turned into slaves to the government, no we’re not bitter at all. I will pray every day of this man’s presidency for him to fail. I have never loathed a human being or a group of human beings as much as I loathe all of you who voted this monster into office.
40 posted on 12/20/2008 2:15:29 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

He’s either a narcissist or he’s the Messiah.


41 posted on 12/20/2008 2:15:33 PM PST by Brilliant (wp)
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To: Lady Jag
All Hail The One (piss be upon him):






42 posted on 12/20/2008 2:21:31 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: KellyM37; fanfan

There is a chasm of difference between Hitler and obama. Hitler was test in battle, in quite possibly the cruelest wars ever fought on the planet.
obama has been tested by nothing. he is destined to failure. Hitler was no man’s puppet, obama is owned by the highest bidder.


43 posted on 12/20/2008 2:26:17 PM PST by fortunate sun (Tagline written in lemon juice.)
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To: Arthur McGowan
Photobucket Mussolini
44 posted on 12/20/2008 2:27:16 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

And my ex-wife, too


45 posted on 12/20/2008 2:28:38 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: KellyM37

The best description of Obama comes from himself. “I serve as a blank screen,” he wrote in The Audacity of Hope, “on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” This is the key to Obama’s personality. He will do and say anything as long as it suits him. He will embrace any cause, will align himself with anyone, and will shift his position wherever the wind blows. Narcissists are chameleons.
Narcissists have an almost surreal power to manipulate others. They can literally charm their adversaries and turn them into cheerful scullion, who will even thank them for giving them the privilege to slave for them.

The followers get their narcissistic supply by elevating the status of their leader. The greater he looks, the better they feel. They see their glory is his glory. Conversely, when the narcissist is criticized, his followers become offended. They take those criticisms personally and their instinct of self defense is triggered. They will become vigilantes and will silence their critics through intimidation, bullying, mocking, threats and violence (like calling those who disagree with Obama, racists).


46 posted on 12/20/2008 2:30:27 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37
I dunno about Obama, but the description fits a large number of Democrat politicians.

Politics attracts these undesirables like a magnet.

And Washington, D.C--the capital of the richest and most powerful nation the world has ever known--imagine what power-hungry self-obsessed sickos concentrate themselves in such a place!

And what boggles the mind even more is this: Millions of Americans want to INCREASE the wealth, power, reach, and appetite of these monsters and the size, power, and reach of the Frankenstein's Monster--viz. the Federal Government--that is their cash cow!

47 posted on 12/20/2008 2:31:13 PM PST by Savage Beast ("Your grandchildren will live under communism." -Nikita Krushchev)
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To: niteowl77
“grandma's little dumpling” (BHOS)”

Barry was NOT “grandma's little dumpling”
His scorn and contempt for women probably stem from his anger and resentment of both his white mother and grandmother. He ignored his mother while she suffered and died. He visited his grandmother only because of the lawsuit in Hawaii, imho. Her death from never-announced “cancer” was ...sudden and fortuitous regarding his need to protect his roots and identity before the election. He has yet to provide a funeral or memorial service for her. Maybe this month. I doubt there is any true emotion there.
The void in this man is very worrisome.

48 posted on 12/20/2008 2:32:52 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: KellyM37

And lets his Auntie like in a slum.


49 posted on 12/20/2008 2:33:24 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (It's no longer the Press Van, it's a "Tanker" Truck!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Narcissists have an almost surreal power to manipulate others. They can literally charm their adversaries and turn them into cheerful scullion, who will even thank them for giving them the privilege to slave for them.

The followers get their narcissistic supply by elevating the status of their leader. The greater he looks, the better they feel. They see their glory is his glory. Conversely, when the narcissist is criticized, his followers become offended. They take those criticisms personally and their instinct of self defense is triggered. They will become vigilantes and will silence their critics through intimidation, bullying, mocking, threats and violence (like calling those who disagree with Obama, racists).

Unbounded adulation reconfirms the narcissist that he is right and that anyone who disagrees with him is evil and therefore it is just to punish him. Narcissists do not understand the concept of the Golden Rule. Right is what benefits them and wrong is what harms them. They fight for their own interest and are convinced that this is justice. Human rights and human lives are important only to the extent that they meet their narcissistic needs. They are worthless, and can be disposed of, if they don’t.
There is no cure for narcissism. However, deprived of adulation, the disorder will remain dormant. The narcissist, without the narcissistic supply, may become grumpy and complain that the world does not understand them or appreciate their importance. They will continue to cheat and lie when they can get away with it, but the damage that they can cause is not earth shattering. However, when a narcissist becomes the focus of unlimited narcissistic supply, where millions of people scream at his feet, he goes insane.


50 posted on 12/20/2008 2:34:18 PM PST by KellyM37
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