Monday, March 7, 2011

Narcissism re-visited

My Orwellian attempt to erase the post I  made about Narcissism and all knowledge of it the other day has been completely thwarted since Steve who was highly amused by same post made an image in response to it. In fairness to those who remember the post I re-iterate that I did indeed do the self-testing for Narcissism and other personality disorders on the Internet and the results were varied. Only do this test if you are willing to accept the definitions and attributes afforded by the American Psychiatric Association and the psychoanalytic  teachings of Freud. I personally think the whole thing is rather amusing, but do accept that like many I have some personality disorders to a greater or lesser degree. Indeed, according to Wiki about 450 million people worldwide suffer from some kind of mental disorder. And just so that all you folk out there with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can feel a little better about yourselves, the following people had or continue to suffer from OCD as well as other mental illnesses: Charles Darwin, Howard Hughes, Billy Bob Thornton, Donald Trump, Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Jackson, Harrison Ford, Penelope Cruz, Albert Einstein, Michelangelo, Charlie Sheen, and the list goes on, click this link to see more names. So, I wait now for Steve's image in homage to Narcissus, who according to Wiki (what a wonderful resource it is) was renowned for his beauty and was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. As divine punishment he fell in love with his own reflection in a pool, not realizing it was merely an image, and he wasted away to death, not being able to leave the beauty of his own reflection.

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