Productive Narcissists

obamaA couple of articles have been written stating that he was a “productive narcissist”. In the Sunday Times in 2009, psychiatrist Michael Maccoby noted “The very striking thing about productive narcissists, particularly men, is that they grow up in families where there is an absent or weak father figure. You can see this in narcissistic presidents like Obama, Clinton, Reagan and Nixon. They struggle with their identity and view of the world. So they tend to come up with a very original view of things and are then driven to find followers.”

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