Friday, March 7, 2014


Reproduced below is a post from 'Fisiani' at Kiwiblog.     He has done NZL a service.   Read and you now understand ........

"This latest outburst from Cunliffe confirms my clinical diagnosis of him being in the 1% of the population with narcissistic personality disorder.   I say this not with any sense of hubris or schadenfreude but with huge concern that if Cunliffe was elected we would have another Muldoonist demigod ruling and ruining New Zealand.
People diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy.

Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-IV-TR include:
Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments
Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others
Envies others and believes others envy him/her
Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence
Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others
Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior
Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic

Other symptoms in addition to the ones defined by DSM-IV-TR include: 

Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends, has trouble keeping healthy relationships with others, easily hurt or rejected, appears unemotional, and exaggerating special achievements and talents, setting unrealistic goals for himself/herself.

Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by dramatic, emotional behavior, and an over-inflated sense of self-importance that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.

In addition to these symptoms, the person may display arrogance, show superiority, and seek power. The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder can be similar to the traits of individuals with strong self-esteem and confidence; differentiation occurs when the underlying psychological structures of these traits are considered pathological. Narcissists have such an elevated sense of self-worth that they value themselves as inherently better than others, when in reality they have a fragile self-esteem, cannot handle criticism, and often try to compensate for this inner fragility by belittling or disparaging others in an attempt to validate their own self-worth. Comments and criticisms about others are vicious from sufferers of NPD, in an attempt to boost their own poor self-esteem.

Another narcissist symptom is a lack of empathy. They are unable to relate, understand, and rationalize the feelings of others. Instead of behaving in a way that shows how they are feeling in the moment, they behave in the way that they feel they are expected to behave or what gives them the most attention." 

Cunliffe nailed to a 'T'.


Watcher said...

"People diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy."

Yup good description of every trough feeder I've met.

Anonymous said...

Sounds just like Obama as well.

Psycho Milt said...

Buggered if I can see Cunliffe in there, but Simon Bridges springs to mind.

Anonymous said...

There's about 120 MPs who easily fit that description.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

More likely a few anonymous coward commenters.

AmIAnonymous said...

"a few anonymous coward commentators."

What yah real name Adolf Fiinkensein?

pdm said...

pm - my view on Cunliffe is that he is so arrogant that he is probably on the next step past narcissim. Whatever that may be.

He is so bad he makes Helen Clark seem nice and moderate.

Judge Holden said...

Judith Collins. Just sayin'.

The Veteran said...

So Holden ... in addition to you claiming to be a wannabe Judge you are also holding yourself out to be a clinician.

There are names for 'people' like you and none of them are nice.

Judge Holden said...

Your entire post is a cut and paste job of an amateur diagnosis from a fuckwitted psycho at Farrar's sewer. Hypocrite much?

The Veteran said...

Holden ... "fuckwitted psycho at Farrar's sewer" indeed.

Your over the top rhetoric suggests the pressure is getting to you .. try doubling your meds.

Funny that today both Fran O'Sullivan and Tracy Watkins come to the same conclusion in articles about your poster boy.

Cunliffe, without his clothes, ain't a good look and we can adduce from the polls that Mr and Mrs voter have worked that out.

Judge Holden said...

"Funny that today both Fran O'Sullivan and Tracy Watkins come to the same conclusion..."

No they don't. Watkins does nail Collins nicely though.

The Veteran said...

Holden .... errrrrrrrr really? Some extracts from the two articles.

on secret Trusts

"Cunliffe has been battling the stench of hypocrisy"

and on his dealings with business leaders

"Cunliffe sometimes says one thing in public and something very different to them in private."

and on himself

"Cunliffe has carefully crafted a rather overblown image ...."


"The great enigma about David Cunliffe has always been how someone so smart managed to make so many enemies among his own colleagues."

and again,

"Cunliffe’s wounds so far are all self-inflicted and that he would be well advised to reflect on the old adage that it’s never the mistake that gets you, it’s the cover up. What Cunliffe shouldn’t do is circle the wagons as some of his more one-eyed supporters outside Parliament would have him do by insisting that everything he did was legal and above board and his woes the product of a smear campaign."

Holden ... I put the last quote in because it seems to be directed at you.


Judge Holden said...

What's any of that got to do with a cut and paste job from a psycho at Farrar's sewer? Where's the conclusion in line with the cut and paste job you said was there? Why did you lie?

Watkins does nail Collins though, even if she was a bit timid.

The Veteran said...

Gueez Holden ... if you can't figure out the linkage then more fool you .... Mr & Mrs average Voter managed that quite easily.

Blaming everyone one for your own f****ps is a sure indication of a certain detachment from reality.

Carry on defending the indefensible if you please. I enjoy light comic relief.

It's also fun to note Shane Jones' affirmation of loyalty to the 'nice' Mr Cunliffe while in private he talks himself up as the next Labour leader.

There's sense in that. Jones has the ability to resonate with middle NZL far more than C will ever have.

So, on that basis I give my unqualified and whole hearted supported to Mr Cunliffe as Leader of the Opposition ... long may he last there.