Sunday, May 27, 2007

Monica Goodling's Shirley Temple Defense
(or, was it her Hannibal Lecter defense)

It was so well played that I have to admit I missed this until it was pointed out by Dahlia Lithwick and Emily Bazelon
  • Glibness and superficial charm
  • Manipulative and Conning ~ They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible.
  • Grandiose Sense of Self
  • Pathological Lying ~ Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis.
  • Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
  • Callousness/Lack of Empathy
  • Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature ~ Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.
  • Irresponsibility/Unreliability ~ Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.
  • Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility ~ Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution.

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