Friday, December 22, 2006

George W. Bush: Narcissist and Chief

We (the media and people of the United States) try on a daily basis to make sense of what President Bush is doing. We analyze, dissect and try to make logical predictions as to what he might do next. We try our best to make sense of it. Try as we might, there is really no making sense of his actions or behavior. I think it is time for everyone to start discussing what many people have known for quite some time. President Bush has a Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

The most powerful man on the planet is mentally ill. I am not the first to write or talk about this. I am sure that his father and mother secretly wish they had identified his problem at early age. Perhaps they just didn’t know why George Jr. was different. I know very little about mental illness and personality disorders. What I have read about narcissism seems to accurately describe George W. Bush. I have listed the widely accepted narcissistic personality aberrations below:

Diagnostic Criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder

A pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, lack of empathy, as indicated by at least five of:

1. A grandiose sense of self-importance
2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
3. Believes that he or she is "special" and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
4. Requires excessive admiration
5. Has a sense of entitlement, ie unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
6. Is interpersonally exploitative, ie takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
7. Lacks empathy and is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
9. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

It doesn’t take a trained psychologist to see that our president exhibits many of the above narcissistic characteristics. So it makes absolutely no sense to try to “figure out" what President Bush is doing. We must just accept the fact that our president is “nuttier than a rodeo goat” and hope he doesn’t lay waste to the entire planet during the next two years.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

In his book, “An Enemy of the People,” Dean Lawrence R. Velvel properly indicates that George W. Bush is insane and basically lives in a dream world in his head. Dean Lawrence R. Velvel brilliantly and ingeniously describes that George W. Bush suffers from (1) rigid judgmentalism; (2) irritability; (3) impatience; (4) grandiosity; (5) obsessive thought patterns; (6) incoherent speech; (7) immense anger; (8) exploitativeness; (9) arrogance; (10) utter lack of empathy; (11) difficulties arising from relationships with his father (George H.W. Bush); (12) not caring about the suffering of others; (13) sociopathic behaviours; (14) serial failures; (15) lack of competence; (16) alcohol problems; (17) narcissistic personality; (18) doing anything to protect his psyche from the destruction of being shown wrong; (19) inability to feel guilt; etc.

Dean Lawrence R. Velvel’s book is for all time one of the best books ever written. The American people benefit profoundly from astute writers—like Dean Lawrence R. Velvel—who focus on the severe mental illnesses which underlie George W. Bush’s egregious misconduct while president of the United States. Dean Lawrence R. Velvel’s examinations relative to George W. Bush absolutely explain why Bush has been an utter failure and will leave behind such a tragic legacy.

Lawrence R. Velvel is the dean of the Massachusetts School of Law.

Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

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