Despotic Leaders' Favourite Personality Disorder to Be Eliminated

That's right. The narcissistic personality disorder is no longer a disorder at all.

Perhaps the only personality disorder for the Western world will be those disorders that suggest the patient has some kind of traditional morality and refuses to accept new and certified norms of human behaviour and convention. Despotic, genocidal leaders will be happy about the development in psychological theory and practice.

Comments

Dr John said…
Well I suppose that's one less psychiatric diagnosis you'll have Lawrence!
Lynda said…
Isn't narcissism primarily a moral defect?
Dr John said…
No Lynda, it's a psycho-analytic construct.
Lynda said…
Yes, Dr John, I know it's a psycho-analytic construct. That's clearly why it can be "deconstructed". What I was referring to, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, was that some of the ascribed criteria, point to moral acts.