Today's Medical Minute is dedicated to the narcissists among us like Angel Laws who owns the popular Concrete Poop blog, which I like to refer to as Ass Kissers Anonymous. AKA is a sort of self-help group for fellow brown nosers who worship celebrity narcissists like Knaye West and Jay Z.
On Friday, Laws composed a long rambling email in response to my post about her. I wrote back that I wasn't reading all that BS -- but trust that I would see her at the Blogging While Brown Conference later this week, and she could tell me then.
It should not be too hard to spot Angel: she'll be the only elephant in the room with a bad weave and an equally bad attitude.
All this week leading up to the conference, I plan to dedicate a post to Laws and her camp. Yes, I realize it's juvenile, but she started it and I'm finishing it.
So without further ado:
In my opinion, Angel Laws is the epitome of a narcissist which simply means one who possesses a morbidly over-inflated sense of self importance. Some celebrities (and bloggers like Laws and that punk Brian) display the characteristics of a narcissist which is why they seek out the limelight so they can be celebrated by those deemed less worthy or beneath them -- that would be you.
According to Wikipedia, excessive narcissism is recognized as a severe personality dysfunction or personality disorder. The term is derived from Greek myth of Narcissus. "Narcissus was a handsome Greek youth who rejected the desperate advances of the nymph Echo. As punishment, he was doomed to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Unable to consummate his love, Narcissus pined away and changed into the flower that bears his name, the narcissus." (Source)
Celebrity narcissists include:
According to Wikipedia, "some people believe that narcissism is a personality disorder and is uncontrollable by the ill. They characterize people (read: celebrities) as their own images and differently than most. They create all sorts of idols and means by which they may glorify themselves."
Narcissists tend to shun other narcissists because each believes they are superior to the other. Narcissists count admirers and yes-boys among their closest friends because these people see their narcissism as extreme confidence, when in reality, it's the exact opposite.
This has been your Medical Minute.