pride and prejudice | 2004-09-07 - 11:19 p.m.


Teresita, who's been taking clases at the local community college, told me algo interesante el otro día.

Parece que the American Psychiatry Association has these criteria for assessing craziness. La mayoría of the criteria are meant to mostrar how loco a person can get. But I believe some of them have a much larger -- and yes, a more sinister! -- aplicación. ¡Check it out!

NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER

* Grandiosity (fantasized or actual), lack of empathy and need for admiration are present in a variety of situations and shown by at least 5 of:

-A grandiose sense of self-importance (patient exaggerates own abilities and accomplishments)

-Preoccupation with fantasies of beauty, brilliance, power or limitless success

-Belief that personal uniqueness renders the patient fit only for association with (or understanding by) people or institutions of rarefied status

-Need for excessive admiration

-A sense of entitlement (patient unreasonably expects favorable treatment or automatic granting of own wishes)

-Exploitation of others to achieve personal goals

-Lack of empathy (patient does not recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others)

-Frequent envy of others or belief that others envy patient

-Arrogance or haughtiness in attitude or behavior

Mierda. If the Estados Unidos were a human being, it'd be high time for a psychological intervention.

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