Monday, March 23, 2009

But Enough About You…

Fascinating article on MSN Slate

What is narcissistic personality disorder, and why does everyone seem to have it?

The narcissists did it. Some commentators are fingering them as the culprits of the financial meltdown. A Bloomberg columnist blamed the conceited for our financial troubles in a piece titled "Harvard Narcissists With MBAs Killed Wall Street." A Wall Street Journal op-ed on California's economy suggested that Gov. Schwarzenegger's desire for voter's love ("It's classic narcissism") helped cause the state's budget debacle. A forthcoming book, The Narcissism Epidemic, says we went on a national binge of I-deserve-it consumption that's now resulting in our economic purging.

This is the cultural moment of the narcissist. (more)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's a whole lot of big words to wrap this hillbilly mind around!