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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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To: KellyM37
Freeper "Library User" posted this astonishing montage of narcissist narcissism, which I borrow flagrantly, though not flamingly (that's Barry's job, apparently... truly, something's Not Quite Right about these):

81 posted on 12/20/2008 6:16:06 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([In the primaries, vote "FOR". In the general, vote "AGAINST". ...See? Easy.])
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To: KellyM37

He may yet rise up to the level of being Blagos’ butt kisser in Levenworth. ‘’Don’t touch my mop’’.

82 posted on 12/20/2008 6:22:17 PM PST by Waco (Oath? What oath?)
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To: silverleaf
His scorn and contempt for women probably stem from his anger and resentment of both his white mother and grandmother.

Bill Clinton's misogyny (treating women like objects existing for his pleasure only) probably came from his being sexualized as a young child when his mom would bring home different "dates."

And poor Obama had his mother dump him several times, and pose naked in those infamous pics we've all seen.

And his craving for a Daddy was met by a Gramps who brought him with a giftwrapped bow on his curly little head to an old Communist child abuser.

I do feel bad for Obama's childhood. I just don't want him to take it out on all of us.

83 posted on 12/20/2008 6:24:45 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: KellyM37; Arthur McGowan

84 posted on 12/20/2008 6:25:42 PM PST by oblomov (Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - Mencken)
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To: R. Scott; Honeybunch; Congressman Billybob

“I, Obama.”

85 posted on 12/20/2008 6:27:07 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: Arthur McGowan; Congressman Billybob

Ax the good congressman to ping you to his essay, “I, Obama.”

86 posted on 12/20/2008 6:32:04 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

87 posted on 12/20/2008 6:37:53 PM PST by usmcobra
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To: OKSooner

The narcissist’s anger and intolerance is projected on his servile followers who also become angry and intolerant of criticism of their leader. Remember the sick symbiosis between the narcissist and his codependents? 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). This paragraph is a later addition. About a week after I wrote the above, Missouri sheriffs and top prosecutors formed Obama “Truth Squads” and threatened libel charges against Obama critics. I am no prophet, but see how my predictions are coming to pass. This is only the begining. Narcissists are intolerant of criticism and create a reign of terror to silence their critics. Please someone invite this Obama’s “Truth Squad” to respond to his article and silence me.

88 posted on 12/20/2008 6:51:02 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

“Do you have another question?”

89 posted on 12/20/2008 6:54:08 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner
Thanks for remembering the piece. I couldn't find it on a search and post the link. But it's out there somewhere.

Congressman Billybob

Latest article, "Come Back to 1600, Johnny Dean, Johnny Dean"

The Declaration, the Constitution, parts of the Federalist, and America's Owner's Manual, here.

90 posted on 12/20/2008 7:05:25 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (Latest book:
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To: KellyM37

There was no dearth of gullible souls to gobble up all this mindless drivel. Millions of people went to his rallies and were dazzled by his speeches, but Obama's measly life achievements are proof of what he wrote in his autobiography: “My treatment of the issues is often partial and incomplete.” Sometimes narcissists do tell the truth. They are persuasive talkers, good charlatans; that does not mean they can run a country!

To understand what changes Obama will bring, we have to study the rise to power of other demagogic narcissists like Hitler, Mussolini, Khomeini, Mao and Castro.

Obama will bring sweeping changes to America. He will be a populist president. During the first years most of his changes will be welcomed by the majority of people and his popularity will grow. That is what all revolutionary leaders have done. Hitler set up soup kitchens for the dispossessed and he created lots of jobs for the unemployed (mostly in the army and in the arms industry). This brought Germany out of recession. Khomeini did the same. He sent food to the houses of the needy people and distributed food coupons in the mosques. Castro made health care and education free for all Cubans. All revolutionary leaders do things to endear themselves with the people and thus strengthen their grip on power. This allows them to discredit their opponents and get rid of them as traitors and 'enemies of the people.'

Obama will likely start universal health care. The majority of Americans will like this and frankly it is overdue.

He will restrict the sale of guns, which will be also welcomed by a great many people.

Then he will start with his Marxist agenda that he has been indoctrinated with all his life and will pass laws to redistribute the wealth. This will change the face of America forever. It will make lazy people and millions of illegal immigrants very happy. They will become his base and will defend him with all their might.

His popularity will skyrocket. Dictatorships are created because masses of people fall in love with a charismatic leader and let him do as he pleases. Virtually all totalitarian regimes founded by a charismatic leader have come to power with the support of the majority.

Who can forget the ludicrous scenes of mass psychosis that Obama and his wife created when they made hysterical people repeatedly shout "YES WE CAN, YES WE CAN!"

Millions of intelligent people have fallen for the big lies of Obama - a narcissist, as clever and as deceiving as those that preceded him and left nothing behind but devastation. His lies are so sweet that his believers do not want to hear the truth. He has given them a dream so lovely that they lash out at you, insult you, and even assault you if you try to wake them up.

The evidences of Obama’s lies are everywhere, but his worshippers refuse to see them. They refuse to look at his track record. They ignore his past and his paltry achievements. They disregard his questionable associations. They take no notice of his intolerance for criticism.

In the end, Obama can’t deliver.

Pretense cannot offset ineptitude. After being elected by duping the voters with megalomaniac speeches such as, "This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; …. This was the moment -- this was the time -- when we came together to remake this great nation... " PhotobucketPhotobucket

91 posted on 12/20/2008 7:53:20 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37

There is no limit to a narcissist’s insanity. Narcissists are like a racing car with no brakes. It is the society that must stop them. The only people who could stop Hitler were the Germans. If a society is enthralled by a narcissist’s charm and charisma and hoodwinked by his bogus promises of Nirvana, then his insanity will be bequeathed to his followers and it can grow exponentially.

Like the Nazis, the Obama camp relies heavily on propaganda, misinformation, and the suppression of truth. They spent ¾ of billion dollars on propaganda to dupe the voters. And the media lied. They portrayed a wolf as a shepherd. Some were bought, but most simply lied because of ideology. Photobucket

The above are nine of the world's most famous narcissists (Jim Jones, Charles Manson, Joseph Kony, Mao Ze Dong, Barak Hussein Obama, David Koresh, Adoph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Saddam Hussein.) All these men were adored by those who fell under their spell and believed in them. Obama is still an incognito. The rest were demented. Their power came from their believers. The devastation was caused by their believers. Their dark souls were hidden behind their charismatic masks. They raised hopes, but brought death. The one in the center has the potential to cause more harm than all of them combined, because he would be the most powerful man on Earth with access to the deadliest weapons ever invented and because the number of people who believe in him exceed the votaries of the rest. Today, Obama is the most popular man on the planet. His followers lie, cheat and break the law for him. Good people will do evil things under the spell of narcissists with clear conscience. That is the surreal power that narcissists have - the power to deceive.

92 posted on 12/20/2008 8:08:00 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: KellyM37
Here is Gov (commerce secretary elect)Bill Richardson saying in Spanish that Obama is an "immigrant." (So he understands understands "immigrant" issues.)The context suggests that by "immigrant" bill richardson means "illegal immigrant"

Here in plain English is the Kenyan Ambassador saying that Obama is born in Kenya.

Obama Grandmother audio: Barack Born in Kenya

Obama Grandmother audio: Barack Born in Kenya

93 posted on 12/20/2008 8:33:57 PM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: KellyM37
The cause of fanaticism and why it's dangerous.
The fanatic has an elitist view of himself. He holds a firm belief that he is in some way special and has something that others, not like him, do not. Because of this basic self-view any disagreement with the elitist or any resistance to their actions causes anger. This "supreme" view of himself is an excuse for justifying his anger and thus justifying any act from deception to murder against those who disagree with or refuse to comply with him. He is comfortable with hatred, revenge, lying or any gross deception in defense of his special "superior" position acted out against those (the "others") who do resist him or refuse to validate his view(s).

It is impossible to reason or negotiate with someone who believes that they are morally and/or ethically superior to everyone else. Anything and everything you do to accommodate their "concerns" (demands), short of complete capitulation, will be discounted due to your "obvious" inherent inferiority. Any resistance to this, anything other than complete submission, actually becomes self-evident proof of their superiority and your inferiority. The elitist's mindset presupposes the rationale of rightness and righteousness as inherent only to themselves by virtue only of this self-superior self-image and not at all as a measure of the quality of their actions or their resulting consequences.

That mindset becomes the entire basis of their world-view. They may rest it on an ideology or philosophy that they choose to use as support or camoflage for it but the doctrine itself may or may not, loosely or strictly, support their view. It doesn't really need to as that is of secondary or even tertiary importance. The doctrine has relevance only as a tool. An indoctrinated fanatic may be completely unaware of this yet still be very skilled in its method. "I'm right you're wrong and this is where it says so" goes his thinking. The founders and leaders of fanatic movements know full well that the doctrine is nothing but a smokescreen. They're still right and you're still wrong but it "says so" in their minds only. When it gets down to brass tacks they "don't need no steenking doctrine" to support or hide their superior self-view.

Of course the opposite is true for the non-elites in the fanatic's mindset. You can never be right if you're not one of the "righteous." That is why a fanatic is so dangerous. Any and all evil acts can be justified on the basis of any disassociation whatsoever with the personal views and goals of the fanatic. With his identity. The intent and motivations of an outsider are irrelevant no matter how positive they are. Even the results of an outsider's actions are irrelevant no matter how accommodating or constructive or beneficial they are to the fanatic elitist. The outsider is always wrong because he won't submit to the fanatic's view.

The world is full of fanatics of many varieties and they can base their superior self-view on any pretext that works for them. Some belong to large groups of like-minded fanatics, some belong to a group that is not in itself fanatical but lends itself to the their needs and some are individuals under the delusion that they alone are special.

In today's world the United States in particular and western civilization in general are under a concerted assault from two separate groups of fanatic elitists. Fundamentalist Muslims and leftists. The Islamo-nazis and the Marxists. Both leftists and Islamo-fascists hold a firm belief that they are special and have something that "rednecks" and "infidels" don't have. For the leftists it is supposedly "superior intellect" and "social sophistication" that they possess and for the Islamo-nazis it's a "call from Allah," a "holy annointing."

Both groups are manifestations of a mass psychological disorder of fanatic elitism. Both are extremely unstable and are neither founded upon nor affected by sound logic or reason. Convinced of their own inherent superiority both groups will press their respective agendas as far as they can without regard for the consequences to themselves or to others. As with any fanatic the blame for all of their actions will logically fall on the shoulders of the "others," the outsiders. Negative consequences of their actions simply become another tool for self-vindication in the form of propaganda turned back on the outsider as "proof" of his inferiority.

The mindset of the fanatic elitist is the same as that of a rabid dog. The mindset of "us-and-them" on an inviolable scale. Nothing else has a valid existence for them if it doesn't submit completely to their view. Anyone and anything that doesn't submit is "total enemy." The outlook of neither the rabid dog nor the fanatic elitist can be affected by outside influence. The dog's mind is controlled by the fevered ravages of a virus; the fanatic's mind is controlled by a self-chosen paradigm that holds anything contradictory to their own superiority as automatically self-negated and both the dog and the fanatic view that as a threat that must be destroyed.

For the fanatic elitist change can only occur from within and that means a change in their most basic self-view, the view that they are special and unique in a superior and absolute way. A view that all reasonable people must either fully reject or completely submit to. Those are the only choices the fanatic leaves to others.

TigersEye - 7/27/05

(revised 8/20/06)

94 posted on 12/20/2008 9:56:44 PM PST by TigersEye (I threw my shoe at Mohammed and hit Allah in the butt.)
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To: All

A little light reading before bedtime;

# sarah p Says:
October 27, 2008 at 5:04 am

Ok, I want to clear my conscious a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow clinton supporters out.

I work for a campaign and can’t wait for this week to be over.

I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate but over time grew to love HRC.

The internal campaign idea is to twist, distort, humiliate and finally dispirit you.

We pay people and organize people to go to all the online sites and “play the part of a clinton or mccain supporter who just switched our support for obama”

We do this to stifle your motivation and to destroy your confidence.

We did this the whole primary and it worked.

Sprinkle in mass vote confusion and it becomes bewildering. Most people lose patience and just give up on their support of a candidate and decide to just block out tv, news, websites, etc.

This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement and vote turnout issues.

Next, we infiltrate all the blogs and all the youtube videos and overwhelm the voting, the comments, etc. All to continue this appearance of overwhelming world support.

People makes posts to the effect that the world has “gone mad”

Thats the intention. To make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending.

We have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over. Just enough to make real clear politics look scarey to a mccain supporter. Its worked, alough the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead.

see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become “sheeple”

The polls are roughly 3-5 points in favor of Barack. Thats due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple.

Our donors, are the same people who finance the MSM. Their interests are tied, Barack then tends to come across as teflon. Nothing sticks. And trust, there were meetings with Fox news. The goal was to blunt them as much as possible. Watch Bill Oreilly he has become much more diplomatic and “fair and balanced” and soft. Its because he wants to retain the #1 spot on cable news and to do that he has to have access to the Obama campaign and we worked hard at stringing him a long and keeping him soft for an interview swap. It worked and now he is anticipating more access. So he is playing it still soft.

This is why nothing sticks.

The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless of the results.

There is no true inauguration draft or true grant park construction going on. There will be a party, but we are boasting beyond the truth to make it seem like the election is wrapped up.

Our goal is to continue to make you lose your moral. We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all.

There is a huge staff of people working around the clock, watching every site, blogs, etc. We flood these sites. We have had a goal to overwhelm.

The truth is here. I could go on and on, but you get the picture.

I am saying this because I know HRC was better for the country, and now realize this. I was too late by the time I connected to her. To me Barack was just a cool young dude that seemed like a star. I didn’t know him or his policies, but now I understand more than I care to and I realize his interests are more for him, and the DNC and all working like puppets with dean. I always thought a president wanted the better good for the country. The end result I see is everyone dependent on the government, this means more and more people voting for the DNC. This means the future is forever altered. I don’t see this as america, so I am now supporting John Mccain.

Sarah Palin is a huge threat, and our campaign has feared her like you can’t imagine. If it seems unfair how she has been treated, well its because she has had a team working round the clock to make her look like a fool.

this is a big conspiracy and I am so shocked that its not realized.

We released a little blurb the other day that the Obama campaign was already working on reelection and now putting our efforts towards 2012. This was to make it seem like it was above us to continue caring about 2008. Trust me, its a lie. David is very smart, but its a sticky ugly not very truthful kind of intelligence.

Its not over yet, but I think the machine is working. And its a hill to climb.

I will be quitting my post on nov 5th and my vote will be for John Mccain. Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position and I don’t feel I had any part of anything I would feel guilty for. But I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upsets me.

I wish you all well, and goodluck.

PS my name is not really sarah. but I am a female and I understand your plight.

95 posted on 12/20/2008 11:53:59 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Americans should lead America, its the right way.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

I gotta agree with you.

96 posted on 12/21/2008 3:47:33 AM 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
"Who can forget the ludicrous scenes of mass psychosis that Obama and his wife created when they made hysterical people repeatedly shout "YES WE CAN, YES WE CAN!""

And the mindless, robotic mass response when he unloaded his 'we need another police force' speech.

97 posted on 12/21/2008 6:40:01 AM PST by Eastbound
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To: KellyM37

Yes, he is.
98 posted on 12/21/2008 6:46:58 AM PST by aruanan
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To: KellyM37

He wants a national civilian security force as large as the military and as well-funded and as well-armed. I figure he’ll use it for his own personal goon squad when he learns the U.S. Military will defend the Constitution if they are forced to make a choice.

99 posted on 12/21/2008 11:41:00 AM PST by Eastbound
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To: KellyM37


100 posted on 12/21/2008 6:43:30 PM PST by stevecmd
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