“People with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) are characterized by the personality traits of persistent grandiosity, an excessive need for admiration and recognition, and a personal disdain and lack of empathy for other people. As such, the person with NPD usually displays arrogance and a distorted sense of personal superiority, and seeks to establish abusive power and control over others. Self-confidence (a strong sense of self) is a personality trait different from the traits of NPD; thus, people with NPD typically value themselves over others, to the extent of openly disregarding the wishes and feelings of anyone else, and expect to be treated as superior, regardless of their actual status or achievements. Socially, the person with NPD usually exhibits a fragile ego (self-concept), intolerance of criticism, and a tendency to belittle other people, in order to validate their own feelings of superiority.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5, 2013) indicates that a person with NPD possesses at least five of the following nine criteria, typically without possessing the commensurate personal qualities or accomplishments for which they demand respect and status:
- A grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g. exaggerating achievements and talents, expecting to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
- Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
- Believing that they are “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
- Requiring excessive admiration
- A sense of entitlement (unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with their expectations)
- Being interpersonally exploitative (taking advantage of others to achieve their own ends)
- Lacking empathy: unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
- Often being envious of others or believing that others are envious of them
- Showing arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes” wiki below
Comment: The families at Dover AFB remarked that Joe Biden seemed pre-occupied with concerns that had nothing to do with them or the respect due their fallen warrior children. There is the famous watch checking. He evidently did it four times. There is his inability to refrain from talking about his dead National Guard lawyer son and his insinuation that Beau’s death from brain cancer five years after his early return from Iraq was somehow akin to the sacrifice by enemy action at close range of these dead.
I suggest to you all that Joe has NPD to a highly developed degree and simply does not see people outside his family (to include his dogs) as having objective reality. Those beings have the good luck for his neurosis to see them as projections of himself. For him we are all props in the ongoing drama of his greatness, a drama that was foreordained by his consultant God.
Because of our lack of reality we simply have no rights, no right to respect for our feelings, no right to the truth, no right to our traditional forms of government.
In his universe of one, his genius gives him free license to ignore the opinions of the; IC, the JCS, falling polls and all the world who are not adoring settings for his grand drama. The women and girls whom he has molested and who in one case may have raped are mere bit players in the pornography of his wet dreams (nocturnal emissions).
In other words pilgrim turcopoles, you ain’t really real for him. pl