Sunday, October 27, 2013

Battered American Syndrome

Is the average person in the United States suffering from battered person syndrome? Is that why people elected a president that seemed not to like the core principles of the country that he was accepted to lead and whose name was similar to the terrorists who had dedicated themselves to destroying our country? The American Thinker believes this is the case and has outlined it in a series of articles:

The American Thinker - The Battered Public Syndrome

I am seeing signs that a battered public is tired of the lies and tired of the economic destruction. It is becoming clear that their man is a liar unworthy of their trust. This is a very tough transition for people who thought they were in love and had high hopes for the relationship.

American Thinker - Battered Country Syndrome

Our country has become a battered spouse, or child. The head of our American family, President Obama, clearly detests the family and its history, and at this moment is happily abusing us on a near daily basis in the name of a strategy he himself devised: Sequestration. I say 'at this moment' because he detested us and abused us long before now, but for other, less obvious reasons. Most recently, of course, he did not get his way.

This is also a topic that JQ delved into several months back in this post:

JohnQuincy: Ever War - Kindergarten of Evil

At the core of the Battered Person Syndrome is a person who willingly lets someone with a narcissistic personality disorder take over their life:

About.com - Horney's List of Neurotic Needs

Followers

2. The Neurotic Need for a Partner Who Will Take Over One’s Life

These involve the need to be centered on a partner. People with this need suffer extreme fear of being abandoned by their partner. Oftentimes, these individuals place an exaggerated importance on love and believe that having a partner will resolve all of life’s troubles.

Leaders

4. The Neurotic Need for Power

Individuals with this need seek power for its own sake. They usually praise strength, despise weakness, and will exploit or dominate other people. These people fear personal limitations, helplessness, and uncontrollable situations.

5. The Neurotic Need to Exploit Others

These individuals view others in terms of what can be gained through association with them. People with this need generally pride themselves in their ability to exploit other people and are often focused on manipulating others to obtain desired objectives, including such things as ideas, power, money, or sex.

6. The Neurotic Need for Prestige

Individuals with a need for prestige value themselves in terms of public recognition and acclaim. Material possessions, personality characteristics, professional accomplishments, and loved ones are evaluated based upon prestige value. These individuals often fear public embarrassment and loss of social status.

7. The Neurotic Need for Personal Admiration

Individuals with a neurotic need for personal admiration are narcissistic and have an exaggerated self-perception. They want to be admired based on this imagined self-view, not upon how they really are.

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