when we talk about the overweening narcissism of Leftists, we may be missing something. Because we are actually often talking about the extreme sense of “emptiness” that narcissists frantically try to fill with “I’m so awesome” attitudes and exerting control and dominion over others.
There is a very good reason why Narcissistic Personality Disorder is in the same diagnostic “cluster” as Borderline Personality Disorder (whose defining characteristic is this feeling of emptiness). They are actually very similar to each other and we almost always (clinically) see people with traits of both–though males tend toward Narcissistic PD while females tend toward Borderline PD.
Indeed, ALL the “Cluster B” Personality Disorders feature this same unstable and “hollow” sense of self, though the strategies for self-soothing may be different for each one (and the “depth” of the void–and therefore the severity of the PD–is on a continuum). And this article is one of the best I’ve ever seen on the subject. And this guy isn’t even a Psychologist!
In its clinical definition, narcissism is not self-love — it’s the opposite. The narcissist isn’t full of ego. Rather, he has no real sense of self. Where the self would be is emptiness, which results in a mad effort to fill the psyche with meaning. Lacking a stable and confident sense of identity, the narcissist hunts for meaning in therapy, self-help, sex, or radical politics. None of these can give meaning to empty lives.
Leftism is very often what gives life meaning for these folks. It is a way to somehow fill the void that is within them. Moral agency and allowing people to actually have freedom just won’t do that!
this turd. He is befuddled–he thinks that anyone who disagrees with him is a threat to the nation.
you seem intent on digging your own grave.
I think this is a demonstration of the un-self-aware and rather toxic narcissism of the Left. After a lifetime of participation trophies and self-esteem nonsense, they assume that because they think a certain way, it is the correct way to think.
Well, not so much…
they could use persuasion! Of course, that is NOT the Lefty way. And that is why they are frantically searching for other options!
How about you make a freakin’ argument, Lefties! The problem is that Democrats have let their logical argument muscles atrophy to nearly nothing. Most of that is borne out of having a very weak argument that simply can’t bear the weight of logical dissent in the first place.
The other part is that it is an existential threat for most Lefties to be proven wrong. So to avoid the narcissistic insult of that, they just won’t argue.
And THAT approach has left their “persuasion muscles” mere vestigial appendages…
an apologist for this fraud, you can’t even really consider yourself informed without seeing this.
And honestly, if I could ever get a Lefty to stand up and defend himself, one of the first questions I would as is, “Have you seen 2000 Mules? Why or why not? If you haven’t, just what are you afraid of? And what does that say about YOU?”
See, the psychopathological avoidance is STRONG with the Left. But don’t gimme no crap–just why have you not seen it?
I think we ALL know why…
They are NOT serious. They are NOT “honest brokers.” They are acting in bad faith. Don’t be bamboozled by these charlatans!
No moral, rational person thinks like that! I mean, how depraved would you have to be? Extremist Democrats now are WELL into a nightmare of psychopathy. This serial killer stuff!
I think the real questions is when the hardcore Democrat shills are going to abandon “Biden.” Less rigid Democrats are already doing so, but what about the Democrat “dead-enders?”
I mean, recent polling makes it mathematically impossible for a chunk of Democrats not to have abandoned “Biden.”
So will the rest follow? Or will they continue to grimly hold on by their fingernails?
believable! Oh my Heavens!
I’ve been around psychopathology A TON in my career. And this is still breathtaking for me.
A bobblehead? Really?
Wow! Can you say, “malignant narcissism?” Holy crap! This is the 50 megaton atomic bomb of psychopathology!
Think about it: Would YOU decorate your office with photos of YOU with famous people? Think about how you would have to BE in order to do that. I mean, a photo of you with a famous person would just generate a shrug from me.
But this? And you make sure a prominent interview takes place there so you can flaunt it!
But an entire
shrine wall? That you make sure is seen? THIS, my friends, is gross personality pathology…
Oh, and here is the HOME office:
Me, me, ME!
Just think about the level of psychopathology demonstrated in these photos!
THIS is the triumph of delusion over fact. It shows plain as day that many Democrats are raging partisans that hold to their beliefs with religious intensity!
They are NOT the classic liars, but it an amalgam of malignant ass-hattery and a delusional clinging to Lefty narrative over reality.
From such turn away!