Circumstance & “Fact” : The Brian Williams Phenomena.

P.T. Barnum, or, rather, his unfortunate competitor famously uttered There’s a sucker born every minute It was a double-irony that induced such words. For David Hannum was outwitted by Barnum; who had countered his “million-dollar” hoax with one of his own; attracting even greater crowds to his allegedly ancient relic and rendering any legal course against him untenable. Needless to say, Hannum was short $37,000 and an intact ego. It’s often said that there’s “no…

Normal Personality Disorder

So I was asked in my “Abnormal Psychology” class: “Which personality disorder do you feel is the most challenging?” You’ll find my answer below. Enjoy.. “Normal personality disorder” is characterized by a high degree of egocentrism; symptomatically it may include symbolic fixation, social dependency, low levels of baseline emotional and sensory arousal, and compulsive tendencies towards material attachment. Typically, NPD consists of a distinctly antisocial individualistic impulse sublimated into various…