Is Al Gore mentally ill?
Date: 2007-02-24, 11:13PM ESTIS AL GORE MENTALLY ILL?
Al Gore’s increasingly desperate refusal to admit he had lost the presidential election has some observers wondering if he is mentally ill. In fact, he fits the criteria for narcissistic personality disorder to an eerie tee.
A popular Internet message being spread around the globe notes that the description of this disorder sums up Gore’s entire being.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), the bible of psychological problems, narcissistic personality disorder is marked by:
“A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
“(1) has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
“(2) is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
“(3) believes that he or she is ‘special’ and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
“(4) requires excessive admiration
“(5) has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
“(6) is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
“(7) lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
“(8) is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
“(9) shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.”
AL, THE FAT LADY IS SINGING, AND THE MEN IN THE WHITE COATS ARE COMING!