Thursday, April 21, 2005

I'm jumping into the blogosphere

Imagine - a place to do my own ranting about politics. I needed somewhere to vent my feelings and thoughts and I am not good at waiting on hold at AirAmerica.

Disclaimer: Although I have a Ph.D. in Psychology and have a law degree - nothing I say here is to be construed as my offering psychological analysis, diagnosis or counseling or offering legal advice.

any comments by others are their responsibility - not mine

Opening commentary

Since my background includes a Ph.D. in Psychology and a law degree so I have thoughts all over the place about this administration - coming from both parts of my brain.... and I lived in Washington,D.C. for about 18 years.

Also lived in Vermont while Dean was Gov and was not always happy with him and did not support him when he ran for Pres. Am glad he won the DNC Chair and I'm sort of sorry now that he or Gen. Clark were not the candidates we needed.

Kerry fizzled out in August and we needed a fighter; not a fizzler. Even Edwards was a better fighter. But that's passed and now we still have a person in the White House who is an embarrassment.

The Psychology part of my brain is intrigued that so much of the rhetoric coming from the administration and their minions is indicative of what we call diagnosable conditions.

For example - DSM IV 301.81 Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic personality is characterized by behavior or a fantasy of grandiosity, a lack of empathy and a need to be admired by others. Has unrealistic or inflated sense of self-importance, an inability to see the viewpoints of others ...


Grandiose sense of self-importance.
Fantasies of and preoccupied with beauty, brilliance, ideal love, power, or unlimited success.
A belief of being special and unique and can only be understood or a need to associate with people of high status.
A need for excessive admiration.
An unreasonable expectation of being treated with favor or excepting an automatic compliance to her / his wishes.
Will use others to achieve her / his goals.
Lacks empathy.
Believes others are envious of her / him or is envious of others.
Contemptuous or haughty attitudes / behaviors.

Fit anyone we know?

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