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 d�a.

Parece que the American Psychiatry Association has these criteria for assessing craziness. La mayor�a 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! -- aplicaci�n. �Check it out!


* 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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pride and prejudice - 2004-09-07
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