Narcissism is a term with a wide range of meanings, depending on whether it is used to describe a central concept of psychoanalytic theory, a mental illness, a social or cultural problem, or simply a personality trait. Except in the sense of primary narcissism or healthy self-love, “narcissism” usually is used to describe some kind of problem in a person or group’s relationships with self and others. In everyday speech, “narcissism” often means inflated self-importance, egotism, vanity, conceit, or simple selfishness. Applied to a social group, it is sometimes used to denote elitism or an indifference to the plight of others. In psychology, the term is used to describe both normal self-love and unhealthy self-absorption due to a disturbance in the sense of self.
-Wikapedia definition of Narcissism-
At the core of this stands Obama. Narcissist deluxe. A man who cares nothing for what anyone else wants. Only what he wants. His every action is to press forward his agenda. Even when he seems to move away from his desires, it is only to give himself more time to push what he wants. If he realizes, as Obama has, that his agenda is not going to help him get re elected, he will do his best to convince everyone that he has changed. But that so called change only will last until it gets him what he wants, then he will swing back into step with his ideals. Something we would do well not to forget. The following article is the continuation of *Part One*, and is called:
Narcissists Make Poor Leaders
By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on August 10, 2011
Narcissists Make Poor Leaders A new study confirms that narcissists often rise to the top, as others think their qualities—confidence, dominance, authority, and self-esteem—make them good leaders. But it turns out that in practice, narcissists make poor leaders.
In the study, Barbora Nevicka and colleagues from the University of Amsterdam discovered narcissists’ preoccupation with self-brilliance hinders successful group decision-making. They found narcissists’ behavioral dominance stifles creativity and innovation and results in less functional teamwork and cooperation.
The findings will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
In the research 150 participants were divided into groups of three. One person was randomly assigned to be the group’s leader; all were told they could contribute advice, but that the leader was responsible for making the decision.
Then they undertook a group task: choosing a job candidate. Of 45 items of information about the candidate, some were given to all three, and some to only one of the participants.
During the course of the experiment the group members rated the most narcissistic leaders as most effective – a failed assumption that reflects what often occurs in the real world setting.
In the experiment, the groups led by the greatest egotists chose the worse candidate for the job. Said Nevicka, a doctoral student in organizational psychology, “The narcissistic leaders had a very negative effect on their performance. They inhibited the communication because of self-centeredness and authoritarianism.”
Narcissism can sometimes be useful in a leader, said Nevicka. In a crisis, for instance, people feel that a strong, dominant person will take control and do the right thing, “and that may reduce uncertainty and diminish stress.”
But in the everyday life of an organization, “communication—sharing of information, perspectives, and knowledge—is essential to making good decisions. In brainstorming groups, project teams, government committees, each person brings something new. That’s the benefit of teams. That’s what creates a good outcome.”
Good leaders improve communication by asking questions and then summarizing the conversation—something narcissists are too self-involved to do.
Nevicka says the research has implications beyond the workplace—for instance, in politics.
“Narcissists are very convincing. They do tend to be picked as leaders. There’s the danger: that people can be so wrong based on how others project themselves. You have to ask: Are the competencies they project valid, or are they merely in the eyes of the beholder?”
In those last paragraphs, lie the problem. A Narcissist do not feel they need to be healed, because they feel they are right. Everyone else is wrong. This fits our current president to a tee.
For in him, it doesn’t matter what we want on something. It only matters what he wants. He wanted his socialistic health care bill, and even though 75% of the people didn’t want it, he forced it into law. It only mattered what he wanted. A Narcissist doesn’t feel they are wrong. EVERY ONE ELSE IS. We cannot forget this.
The only way to stop a narcissist is to make sure he or she never gets into a position of power. Because if they do, the rest of us will suffer for it, if they have the wrong ideas.
And the wrong ideas are easy to push across to the right people. People who are easily swayed away from what is right, with something that sounds good. Narcissists are good at that lie. Probably none better than Obama at this point. And we the people have placed him in the position of power that he sought to have. Now, it is up to us to get him out of that powerful position before he can destroy us.
May God bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country.
God, Bless America. Bless Americans. And Bless us to start using more common sense.