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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:40 AM

 

Christopher Dorner Court And Police Records Show Ex-Cop Murder Suspect Was Sensitive, Disturbed

Those who study the psyches of criminals said Dorner's aggressive and self-aggrandizing rant indicates a classic case of malignant narcissist personality disorder. Some people with the disorder are extremely thin-skinned and vengeful, said Mary Ellen O'Toole, a retired FBI profiler.

They may seem insecure, she said, but in reality their rages – and even tears – are extreme reactions to real or imagined criticisms because they have such grandiose visions of themselves.

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In the manifesto, Dorner said the LAPD destroyed his life, ruined his relationships with his mother and sister and harmed his military career.

Those types of statements don't surprise O'Toole, the former FBI profiler, who said narcissists feel intense shame and humiliation when outside events challenge their perception of themselves.

"He's somebody I call an injustice collector," she said. "When they respond to an injustice that they think is out there, their reaction is completely over the top."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/09/christopher-dorner-court-records-_n_2652289.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

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dkf Feb 2013 OP
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dkf Feb 2013 #5
flamingdem Feb 2013 #2
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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:45 AM

1. Well, that's one side of the story. So anyone who is an "injustice collector" is now a narcissist.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:33 AM

5. No. It's all these other characteristics.

 

The hallmark of narcissistic personality disorder is an apparent absorption with yourself (narcissism). Because this is a personality disorder, the symptoms are always present to some degree.

Symptoms include:

Love of self/great self-interest
Preoccupation with success and power
Attention seeking
Boasting or bragging about one’s own achievements often
Exaggeration of abilities and achievements
Having unrealistic goals
Fantasies of success beyond what is likely or possible
Hypersensitivity to possible slights and insults from others (coupled with what could be an aggressive or angry response)
Arrogant behavior
Belief in one’s own uniqueness/entitlement to special treatment
Difficulty understanding another’s emotions or perspective
“These symptoms could easily be confused with similar patterns that can emerge during manic phases of bipolar disorder,” explains Peterson.

http://www.everydayhealth.com/bipolar-disorder/bipolar-disorder-vs-narcissistic-personality-disorder.aspx

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:46 AM

2. He seems to be in a manic phase

and may be bipolar. Only saying with that that narcissistic disorder doesn't seem to cover snapping and running all over Socal.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:02 AM

3. Three Easy Ways to Differentiate Bipolar and Borderline Disorders

 

Here's what I found:

Bipolar is grouped in Axis I, clinical syndromes, and BPD is parked squarely in Axis II, personality (at least for now).

According to Dr. Friedel, director of the BPD program at Virginia Commonwealth University, there are two main differences between BPD and bipolar disorder:

1. People with BPD cycle much more quickly, often several times a day.

2. The moods in people with BPD are more dependent, either positively or negatively, on what's going on in their life at the moment. Anything that might smack of abandonment (however far fetched) is a major trigger.

3. In people with BPD, the mood swings are more distinct. Marsha M. Linehan, professor of psychology at the University of Washington, says that while people with bipolar disorder swing between all-¬encompassing periods of mania and major depression, the mood swings typical in BPD are more specific. She says, "You have fear going up and down, sadness going up and down, anger up and down, disgust up and down, and love up and down."

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stop-walking-eggshells/201003/three-easy-ways-differentiate-bipolar-and-borderline-disorders


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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:33 AM

6. He sounds BPD borderline type nt

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:04 AM

4. Coalhouse Walker Syndrome.

Cue Ragtime....

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