Sunday, March 13, 2011

What's wrong with Kevin Rudd?

NPD?

Symptoms
A person with narcissistic personality disorder may:
•React to criticism with rage, shame, or humiliation

•Take advantage of other people to achieve his or her own goals

•Have excessive feelings of self-importance

•Exaggerate achievements and talents

•Be preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, intelligence, or ideal love

•Have unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment

•Need constant attention and admiration

•Disregard the feelings of others, and have little ability to feel empathy

•Have obsessive self-interest

•Pursue mainly selfish goals
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Complications:
Vulnerability in self-esteem makes individuals with this disorder very sensitive to criticism or defeat. Although they may not show it outwardly, criticism may haunt these individuals these individuals and may leave them feeling humiliated, degraded, hollow, and empty. They may react with disdain, rage, or defiant counterattack. Their social life is often impaired due to problems derived from entitlement, the need for admiration, and the relative disregard for the sensitivities of others. Though their excessive ambition and confidence may lead to high achievement; performance may be disrupted due to intolerance of criticism or defeat. Sometimes vocational functioning can be very low, reflecting an unwillingness to take a risk in competitive or other situations in which defeat is possible. Individuals with this disorder have special difficulties adjusting to growing old and losing their former "superiority".

15 comments:

Merilyn said...

Hey Kae, all those things, you just described Rudd to a T.
Plus [as Mick calls him, "dear Leader in exile",] still really thinks he is the PM and Julia is just running the show in Australia as his second-in-command.
Saw a photo of him the other day walking along in his gum boots.

stackja1945 said...

Maybe Kev should see Doc Mc

Merilyn said...

[Something went wrong there] so will start again.
Kae did you watch Insiders today, read that Tony Abbott said it was the only way to bring in a Carbon Tax [Jimbo on Tim's blog]. Did he?

kae said...

Merilyn, you can catch up with Insiders at
www.abc.net.au/insiders
There should be transcripts there by Monday afternoon so you can look at each segment and search for Abbott - then go back and listen to what he's said.

Knowing Bimbo of Canberra he's probably hallucinated what he heard - or made it up, such is the way of ALP stooges like him.

kae said...

Crikey, Merilyn!
Some of the transcripts are already there... someone's on the ball.
Click on the segments to see the transcripts.
They may not all be there yet, though.

kae said...

No, only one transcript so far.
OOps
Premature adulation.

Merilyn said...

Thanks Kae will do, have caught Jimbo out once before, when DT on Piers blog watched an interview and gave the full story [it was about Brown and the deals being made re the new leader, and Brown admitted that Tony Abbott and he never talked about a Carbon Tax, the way Jimbo put it you were under the impression they did].

Skeeter said...

Today's Insider's was a joy to behold.
AB sat in the middle surrounded by the usual suspects. Only difference today was that they were all agreeing with Bolt — even the presenter could not not dredge up any ammunition to defend recent performances of the Foreign Minister, the Treasurer and the three PMs (Gillard, Rudd and Brown).

kae said...

Hi Skeeter
I'll have to listen to it properly at lunchtime tomorrow (I don't have a very fast connection so it's impossible at home to watch video).
And my TV seems to have gone off ABC as far as tuning, but the little TV in the family room still gets ABC channels, so I don't know what the story is there.
Will need to get a tuner in I think, and find the aerial connections which are new instead of using the old ones I've had for years... apparently that can make a difference to piture reception.

ORPO1 said...

Sounds like our chief executive!

Skeeter said...

Hi Kae,
It will be worth going to some trouble to watch it.
Comments on it are running to 12 pages on AB's blog. The trolls are seething with indignation — a lot of it targeting their beloved ABC for letting the side down.
Another surprise this morning was Laurie Oakes on Ch 9 carving up Greg Combet into small slices.
On your TV reception problems: Over the years I spent a lot of money on professionally-installed new antennae and signal amplifiers, but still had trouble receiving the ABC channels.
It turned out it was all caused by 24-yr-old lead-in wiring inside the house. That became apparent when I found that I could get perfect reception from some $6 rabbit-ears sitting on top of the set!

kae said...

Hi Skeeter
I don't know what it is. I thought it was the aerial, but I cat watch every channel on the cheap set I bought from Aldi ages ago. The Panasonic TV and the Panasonic DVD/HDD thingy don't like ABC's channels at all, and I can only get the analogue reception (and it's not good) of ABC and 7. The HD/Digital reception of 7 is awful, too. Drives me nuts when there's something I really want to watch.

I haven't been able to get SBS for ages and have learned to live without the things that they show which appeal to me (usually archaeologically or similarly themed documentary programs), but they are few and far between so, no loss.

The cheap TV from Aldi seems to be OK on all channels and the aerial cable is an old one.

kae said...

ORPO
Seems to be a common trait amongst those chosen to lead the parties of compassion and caring.

Mick Gold Coast QLD said...

What - poor TV reception? :)

(Nothing to offer on that nasty little galoot from Griffith - that's not dripping with sarcasm and basted with malice. I'd love to bump the plick in the street and have a barely audible word in its ear.)

Anonymous said...

I think this song just about raps him up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCeIAqeWq3Q