Will Edwinson

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What Happens When A Narscissist Is At The Helm?

Will Edwinson PhotoGreetings, Friends.  I’d like to take a little of your time to talk about narcissism. What is narcissism, and what kind of person is a narcissist?   I looked it up, and according to my dictionary,  a narcissist is one who is over self-involved and often vain and selfish.

The Psychological Analysis of a narcissist is: A person who suffers from narcissism deriving erotic gratification from admiration of his or her own physical or mental attributes.   Following  are a couple of quotes about narcissism.

“Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.” —Elizabeth Bowen

“Withhold admiration from a narcissist and be disliked.  Give it and be treated with indifference.”  —Mason Cooley

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I didn’t do it; He did it!  How often do we hear little kids utter a similar statement.

What if we had a person acting as president of these United States who showed a good many of these narcissist symptoms?  Someone who blames the sorry state of affairs in the country, or the world, for that mater, on  his predecessor, or those nasty members of the opposition political party.  That would be, in my opinion. a classic narcissist reaction.

We’ve not really had a strong  Constitution abiding president since Ronald Reagan, and very few between  Reagan and Lincoln, my opinion.   Reagan might have blamed his predecessor for the country’s woes during the election campaign, but after he was elected, he manned up and took criticism from the liberal socialist news people and the liberal Democrats without whining about it.

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Nero fiddled while Rome burned. I wonder how most Americans would feel if they had a president, who whenever he faces a major crisis,  calls a press conference and blames those nasty Republicans, or whoever else he can conjure up, and then heads for the golf course, excepting in one case where it was reported he went to bed after he was told about the crisis.  I think it would be very hard to deny that a man of that sort would be nothing more than an adolescent boy walking around in a grown up man’s body.

I suppose we would have to give such a man credit where credit is do, however.  When it comes to screwin’ things up, we would have to admit he would be the “master” of masters.  I believe that’s what would happen if we had a narcissist at the helm. Do we have a narcissist at the helm?   You decide.

Now, I’d like to mention a new book I have coming out later this Fall.

Corbett-paperback I’d like to take just a minute more of your time to tell you a little bit about LouIsa.  She’s the heroine in my new novel.  If you are a fan of Western novels, you might enjoy this one, at least I hope you will.   It’s a novel loosely based on the real-life Louisa Houstan Earp.

She was married for a few years to Morgan Earp until he was murdered one night (March 18, 1882) while playing billiards in Tombstone, Arizona.  The LouIa in my book is a well-educated woman who can put on her gloves and riding chaps, and wrangle dogies with the best cowboys; shoot a pistol with the best of gunslingers,  and then come in, put on her fanciest party gown and be perfectly at ease with Vassar graduates.  She even plays classical music in wild honky-tonk frontier saloons, and soon has the rowdy cowboys eating out of her hand, so to speak.  But she also has her trials and disappointments.

You can click on the “Books” page or the “In The Works” page and read a few excerpts from the book.  Enjoy.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my website.

—Will

 

 

One Response to What Happens When A Narscissist Is At The Helm?

  • Yes, we do have a narcissist at the helm. I could think of some other words to describe him, but they would be even less flattering and wouldn’t sit well with the PC police.

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