Thursday, May 19, 2011

High Profile Narcissists--Getting a Pass for Their Destructive Patterns of Behavior

When I speak of high profile narcissists-men and women-I am talking about those who hold powerful positions in the business world, government, entertainment, media, etc. Current society rewards horrendous narcissistic behaviors if the person(s) who has caused suffering, stress, shock and any number of catastrophes to others, wields power and influence. Why is it that so many people are so impressed even mesmerized by those whom they perceive as the greatest successes, are allowed to cause pain to those whose social class is not up to their level. We are all human beings. No one is any more important than anyone else. Yes, there is an outside world where important decisions are made by a few individuals or groups. That does not mean that someone who has achieved a high status financially, politically or any other way has the right to exploit, denigrate and damage another human being. We cannot continue to give these so called special people a pass every time they commit a malevolent act. Many of these perpetrators act out a cycle of psychological, emotional and even physical violence repeatedly. When they are caught---this is very likely not the first time these behaviors have been occurred. I hear people saying: "He/she is too important, indispensable." "There is no one to replace this genius." "We have to remain focused on all of the invaluable things he/she has done for the company, government, organization, etc. "  This thinking is highly delusional.

This is an opportunity for all of us to become highly educated about the narcissistic personality disorder. Learn to identify them quickly and to deal with them and when necessary sever your relationships with them. Remember, you are important and unique. You will stop giving narcissists a pass; they will not be able to take advantage of you; you will be the master of your life. To learn about every facet of the narcissistic personality disorder, visit my 

Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D.
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