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  •  Apotheosis? (1+ / 0-)
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    Old Lefty

    Are you sure you're using the right word? I always thought it meant "the making of a mortal into a god."

    And if it's one thing Limbo isn't, it's a god!

    FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

    by Spoc42 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 04:29:18 PM PDT

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    •  In his mind, I gaurantee. (0+ / 0-)

      I would be very surprised if at least a portion of his psychological justification for his current straits does not involve some form of martyrdom along the lines of 'If I go down its because I've sacrificed myself upon the pyre of righteousness'. In his mind he becomes the sacred transcendent Flame of the West. Therefore justifying everything he's done in the name of all that's holey, blah, blah, blah. I'd stake my swagger cane on it. See pathological narcissism in high functioning individuals.

      Love seeketh only Self to please,
      To bind another to its delight,
      Joys in another’s loss of ease,
      And builds a Hell in Heaven’s despite.
      – William Blake from “The Clod and the Pebble”

      Just getting a handle on the knobs and dials.... Hey, don't touch that!

      by Old Lefty on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 04:38:52 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not so sure (1+ / 0-)
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        I believe there is a strong element of manipulativeness in his nature. He enjoys hurting other people, probably because he is a psychopath as well as being psychotic.

        FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

        by Spoc42 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 03:13:16 AM PDT

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        •  According to this diagnostic manual.... (0+ / 0-)
          ...NPD is present when at least five of the following criteria are met:
          1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
          2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
          3. believes that he or she is “special” and unique 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, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
          6. is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
          7. lacks empathy: 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.
          Source (emphasis mine)
          I count nine (out of five required for diagnosis) conforming qualities in Mr. L's publicly known behavior. Case closed in Laymanland.

          Just getting a handle on the knobs and dials.... Hey, don't touch that!

          by Old Lefty on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 02:23:14 PM PDT

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