Once you understand that a narcissist has the emotional life of a two year old they make sense.
The shamelessness, the deceit, the willingness to lie even when it isn’t necessary, the pitting of people against each other, and the need to secure a small group of eager victims who are willing to do the dirty work of spreading smears.
Now it’s on the national stage.
Here’s a rule of thumb when dealing with a narcissist: if you wonder if he’s up to something, he probably is.
They never forgive anyone who points out that no one on Earth is the smartest and best at everything; they will never forgive a correct assessment of their skill.
The narcissist that was stalking me last Summer still stalks me.
l yielded ownership of my Flickr group to her.
I don’t look at the group, give work to it, or even give the group much thought.
Because of the theft of the group I’ve learned who the people of quality
are on Flickr and I’m honored to be among them.
In commenting on a Des Moines radio show about Roberts’ dissension from the decision regarding same-sex marriage and his decision in favor of the Affordable Care Act, Huckabee said that Roberts, “apparently needs medication for schizophrenia.”
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) didn’t take too kindly to the attempt to use schizophrenia as a slur or to the mischaracterization of schizophrenia as involving a split personality, noting in a news release that
“Schizophrenia is a mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others. It affects about 1% of Americans. The average age of onset tends to be in the late teens to early 20s for men and the late 20s to early 30s for women. It does not mean that a person has a ‘split’ or multiple personalities.”
In fact, the disorder associated with multiple personalities has a name, dissociative identity disorder. While the two can have overlap of some symptoms, including auditory and visual hallucinations, delusions are the primary symptom that characterize schizophrenia whereas two or more distinct personalities constitute the main feature of dissociative identity disorder.
The latter remains a controversial diagnosis and is thought to trace to extreme and often repeated traumatic experiences that lead the person with the condition to wall off the recollections of those experiences in a separate personality or personalities. It might be more common in girls and women than in males.
Schizophrenia, on the other hand, has a genetic component with a pretty high rate of co-occurrence in identical twins and is equally common in men and women. It can involve a lifelong need to manage delusions and hallucinations but violence is not, as seems to be a popular perception, a key feature. Suicide, however, is devastatingly common, and occurs at a rate of up to 10% of young men with schizophrenia.