Skip to comments.Is Barack Obama a Sociopath?
Posted on 02/28/2008 10:14:15 AM PST by Vision
After listening to an Obama sound bite it struck me that he is not speaking to someones intellect, but to their emotions in a leading way. And the message is somewhat God like even though the content is vapid and ignorant.
Which made me wonder if he is a sociopath.
Profile of the Sociopath
This website summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.
Glibness and Superficial Charm
Manipulative and Conning - They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.
Grandiose Sense of Self - Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."
Pathological Lying - Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.
Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt - A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
Shallow Emotions - When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
Incapacity for Love
Need for Stimulation - Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.
Callousness/Lack of Empathy - Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others' feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.
Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature - Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.
Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency - Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet "gets by" by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.
Irresponsibility/Unreliability - Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.
Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity - Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.
Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle - Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.
Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.
Obama is the greatest BSer in history. Even Slick Willy does not have the BS coefficient of the Obamameister.
Reading that list it reminds me of a teenage boy. Which leads me to think that psychologists refer to poor character and immaturity in psuedo-medical terms. Which leads me to be glad I listen to preachers and not psychologists.
Nah....just your ordinary garden-variety, run-of-the-mill Commie.
They’re not blue; they’re purple.
Adjust your TV....:))
It's apparently all we can come up with to keep Obama out of the White House. I hear Obama eats live kittens. I feel very good about McCain's prospects in November, don't you? :-)
You must be some kind of sociopath, too... ;-)
LOL! His lips are purple from the lip action from all of the BS. Tons and tons of BS!
Obama is talking issues. He is for national health insurance, changing our foreign policy, attacking the wealthy and industry, pro abortion, probable amnesty in some form.
How can you say he is not talking issues. He is talking and telling us exactly what he believes and what he will do.
agreed. Not just embarassing but stupid and unlikely to gin up any opposition.
Have you actually listened to Barack Obama's stump speech? Have you heard him in debates? Since the NFL season ended, I have shifted to spending hours a week watching the campaign for President-- on both sides. He does talk about specifics. He specifies all the socialism he wants to implement. It's all right there in the open. There's no conspiracy to keep the voters clueless. If McCain can't get voters to reject all of that, then we're really screwed as a country.
This is just stupid, congratulation on the stupidest thread of the day.
He’s not addressing the issues in sufficient detail, so this is what you come up with??? Jeez.
How about the fact that he feels no remorse when he embarrasses himself by proposing we attack our allies? And just keep going on as business as usual. He shows no understanding for the gravity of what he's talking about.
Just as you feel no remorse for embarrassing yourself with this post? Come on, you made a mistake. Own it and let's move on.
I was a teenage boy once and I never fit that profile. The ones I knew who did were known as hoods. They came to no good end, most of them.
The reason there are profiles for sociopathy is that we are talking about adults. A 44 year-old adult who acts this way is a far cry from a delinquent adolescent who may or may not straighten up in a few years.
A 44 year old can straighten up in a few years also!
LOL! There was a lively discussion here the other day on whether he actually quit smoking or if he still sneaks a puff from time-to-time. Man, if this is all that a supposed-conservative can come up with, we may as well just concede elections for the next 48 years.
Wow, if Obama eats live kittens, we’ve got this election in the bag.
“Nah....just your ordinary garden-variety, run-of-the-mill Commie/Democrat.”
Fixed it for you.
Paranoia run rampant, geez
I don’t intend to move on until this thread dies a deserved quick death. A stand for the dignity of this forum has to be attempted by someone.
Well yes ... and no...
When Mr. Obama speaks, about 90% of what he says are meaningless, feel good platitudes. But you are correct, if you pay attention - and actually capture what he says - he's a solid Red.
Greater government control (of everything),
Complete socialization of the health industry ...
I actually haven't heard him come out on his pro-abortion stance. His record speaks louder than words on this one, but I haven't heard him say anything about it.
Incompetence on the Foreign Affairs front (not that he's actually bragged about this one, but it comes out as so).
Against gun ownership (unless you are an 'approved' hunter ... hunting in 'approved places')...
But basically I agree with the poster's contention (except for the sociopath diagnosis) - Mr. Obama speaks mostly mush.
I do agree that we should focus on what he does say (or what he has done) - and stop getting distracted with 'smoking', middle names, alleged mohammedness, blathery speaking style, 'messianic' attraction of kool-aid drinkers, his wife's kookiness, and focus and expose his positions:
Communist to the core.
Open Borders (although this is a weak argument since all the candidates left standing are open borders)
Dangerous comments regarding Foreign Policies
And although some might call it a distraction -- I am still appalled by his 'church' membership, and would broadcast their 'about us' page loud and wide. It is sickening...
What is up with the cult of personality? Can you name me a sane leader who speaks in messianic tones?
I hear you.
You came up with all this, after just listening to a soundbite?
After months of wondering what is up with this guy. Can you help me answer the question in 31?
He must be the anti-christ...only logical answer.
"For who now is your father if it is not me? I am the well spring, from which you flow. When I am gone, you will have never been. What would your world be, without me?"
I agree with some of what you said. I do not think he is a commie. He is a far left democrat. He is naive about foreign policy. He has suspicious muslim friends including his minister.
He has strengths however and that gives me pause and makes me think he might be hard to beat.
Yup, Che Hussein Obama and Bill Belicheat win the awards for sociopaths of the year- the latter is the reigning champ from 2007, and the former will take the crown in 2008, winning a close battle over Roger Roid clemens.
"Where is your God NOW, Moses?"
To me, that is one and the same!:-)
I totally agree, ladyinred!
Sometimes they are pretty close aren’t they? But for campaign purposes it helps to call him a radical liberal. When we call him a commie, we look nuts.
Sounds a lot like Bill and Hillary.
I equated it with bowing before stepping onto the mat in a different discipline--to show respect for the martial art and the long chain of those who developed it.
The only exception allowed was for a guy named Omar and he was excused because it was against his religion (unspecified) to show respect to any flag for any reason.
More evidence that Obama has a personality disorder, might be a sociopath.
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