As satltsasw has only just demonstrated he is only one of a number of individuals here who have the symptoms of pathological liars. How many here have proved themselves liars on countless occasions by claiming I have lied?
But those posts by Terry in the "words of wisdom" thread, where he explains on two occasions why he did not short INSM at $7.81, followed by 20 posts boasting about his $7.81 trade and the profits he made from it surely make him a class apart.
Satltsasw and the others will doubtless continue to post lies, because one would have to look back through the entire history of posts in order to be certain they ARE lies. But Terry can see that others can see the irrefutable proof that he has boasted 20 times about a trade he never made - yet he continues to post.
How can that not be a serious psychological disorder, rather than the more common 'internet troll' behaviour?
As Bugseypug has pointed out, NPD seems a good fit -
"In children, inflated self-views and grandiose feelings, which are characteristics of narcissism, are part of the normal self-development. Children typically cannot understand the difference between their actual and their ideal self, which causes an unrealistic perception of the self. After about age 8, views of the self, both positive and negative, begin to develop based on comparisons of peers, and become more realistic.
Two factors that cause self-view to remain unrealistic are dysfunctional interactions with parents that can be either excessive attention or a lack thereof. The child will either compensate for lack of attention or act in terms of unrealistic self-perception.
The Childhood Narcissism Scale (CNS) measurements concluded that narcissistic children seek to impress others and gain admiration but do not have any interest in creating sincere friendships. Pathological lies and interpersonal exploitation are hallmarks of narcissism."
Silly fuddy, you deceive. And you are Narcissistic. And a Troll.
To wit, you...
Expect to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments
Expect constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others
Envies others and believes others envy him/her - oh yes
Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence
Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior
Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic
Per the Mayo Clinic, narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by dramatic, emotional behavior, which is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders. - you definitley have BPD tendencies.
Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include:
Believing that you're better than others - ding, ding, ding.
Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
Exaggerating your achievements or talents
Expecting constant praise and admiration
Believing that you're special and acting accordingly - winner, winner...
Failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings
Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans - Chicken Dinner!!!
Taking advantage of others
Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior - double dinger, here.
Being jealous of others - you are very jealous of others.
Believing that others are jealous of you - funny, but you do believe this.
Trouble keeping healthy relationships - certain of this
Setting unrealistic goals - $1200 per share ring a bell
Being easily hurt and rejected - you are a fragile flower
Having a fragile self-esteem - yes, fragile
Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional - in every post
Perhaps the most important clue to which of us really is Narcissistic is offered by the following extract, which curiously you decided not to include -
"Narcissistic individuals use various strategies to protect the self at the expense of others. They tend to devalue, derogate and blame others, and they respond to threatening feedback with anger and hostility."
Insmed Longs reacted to the disappointing share price performance over the years in two very different ways.
The first question many of us asked ourselves was this - "Did I fail to research the investment properly, and have unrealistic expectations of share price appreciation". In other words - "Was it MY fault?".
The first question others asked themselves was this - "Who can I blame?"
Our expectations of iPlex offer the perfect example. Nobody had higher expectations than myself, primarily as a therapy for ALS. Then the reality check arrived - the overwhelming lack of interest which greeted the worldwide expanded access program managed by IDIS.
I belatedly took a closer look, and discovered that people with ALS don't tend to have subnormal serum levels of IGF-1. Had I researched properly in the first place my expectations wouldn't have been unrealistic.
Others looked no further than the usual target over the years when the share price movement has disappointed - it was the fault of the Company's leadership team. They failed to make the most of the iPlex asset.
And because I've argued so often that we shouldn't be blaming the leadership team either for not developing iPlex or for not delivering share price appreciation at a stage where we couldn't reasonably expect them to do so I've incurred the wrath of most of the Longs here.
My self confidence stems from having developed a very clear picture over the years of my many faults. People with narcissistic personality disorders tend to unfairly blame others and tend to be pathological liars.