The only thing we can love about narcissists... their over-confidence may hide deep insecurities
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
UPDATED: 20:16 EST, 21 October 2011
Narcissists over-confident and boastful behaviour is a mere front to cover up deep-seated feelings of inferiority and low self esteem, a new study has found.A team of researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi gave 71 people questionnaires to fill out to rate their levels of narcissism and self-esteem.They were then connected to what they were told was a lie detector machine and asked to fill out a second psychological evaluation questionnaire.While some were told that the lie detector machine was switched off others were told that the researchers would know for sure if they were telling the truth.The psychologists wore laboratory coats and even applied special paste to the subjects' skin before connecting them up, to convince them the lie detector machines were genuine.Among the group who scored low on the narcissism scale in the first test there was little or no difference between those who thought the lie detector was switched on or not.However the women who rated high for narcissistic tendencies showed marked differences.
When they thought the machine was switched off they claimed to be confident and love themselves.
But when they felt that they were being monitored for truthfulness their levels of self-esteem were found to be much lower. Psychologist Erin Myers, who conducted the study, claims the results prove that most narcissistic people are compensating for their true feelings of low self-esteem.
He said: 'This suggest that individuals with high levels of narcissism may be inflating their self-esteem.'In other words narcissistic individuals may not really believe they are as great as they claim to be.
'Narcissists may be trying to bolster their own feelings of self-worth by claiming to like themselves.
Traditionally there is a sell off even if it is approved so that is why no one is buying right now. Approved it goes down and if not approved it goes down hard. I dont agree with it but that is how bios work
Already did a few days and I must say it is nice. Actually if you want to follow or join in conversation with some substance then follow the hotcopper board (Australian board). Lots of good discussions and not just bigs pumping buyouts and then the next day talking about how SSH is doomed. You also dont have to listen to Ex's arrogant #$%$ talking about himself all day.
Too funny how you are always trying to sneek in personal information thinking that it is going to make you look smart and credible. The truth is no one cares. A little true story for you: back in grade school there was a kid named Mike that was always telling outlandish lies but for the longest time everyone just ignored it and let him continue. After this went on and on someone finally asked him why he continues to lie all the time. Mike said "I did it because I wanted everyone to like me" Ex-you are starting to sound like Mike.
In my profession I help poeple with hearing difficulties and/or balance difficulties. Do I tell them abount my schooling, experience, etc.... Nope I do not. Why you ask? Because they dont give a #$%. They want to know how I can help them with their issue. I do work with several different ENT physicians on a daily basis and there are two main types. 3/4 of them are just like everyone else. They treat coworkers, nurses, etc.. with respect and they are very down to earth good people. Then there are the other 1/4 that remind me of you as they think they are above everyone else. They are errogant and egotistical. The one just got a divorce last year and the way I have seen him treat his wife I dont blame her for leaving him.
I am joining everyone else and placing you and bigs on ignore.
He did mention earlier that he does have grandkids so he probably is getting up there a little in age so I think he is letting us know what his problem is "Low testesterone can cause lethargy and feeling grumpy or angry that can come with suboptimal testosterone levels" That does sum you up pretty well ex. I am a little surprised that you were willing to open up and share the reason why you are so angry and grumpy all the time. That does take courage so kuddos to you. Talk to your doctor about your issue as I am sure there several options to help with this
Why dont you get off you high horse, walk over to the phone and call them yourself. By your multiple posting a day you sure have the tine to do it. There really is not that many sites actively implanting so it really shouldn't take you a long time. Do you need help finding the phone #'s? Stop all of the damn whining and do it yourself if it is that important to you.
For someone supposedly the CEO of all of these hospitals you sure have a choppy as hell writing style that is very hard to read. I definetely would not hire you if your wrote like that. If you truly were a CEO that does however make perfect sense as many CEO's are egotistical pricks that think they are better than anyone else. Ex you are starting to make Bigs look like a saint.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Both are deuche bags in my opinion. Ex thinking he is better than everyone else and his arrogant attitude is got old a long time ago. And then there is bigs that actually thinks he can affect the share price by bringing out arguments that don't even remotely effect SSH. From his EF, digitalis, EECP, etc.... When someone actually takes the time to disprove his idiotic theories than he searches for another argument he was disproved. Poor guy spends 24 hrs a day posting worthless info. Too bad he doesnt have a wife or family to spend some time with so he doesnt have to spend his entire day on this message board.
I did see that and it is great. I think there chances are high for approvel in Germany but not sure I could go as high as 95%. But yes they should have enough data and with the testimonials from the physicians we should have the green light. With a population of 80 million in Germany this is a pretty big deal. Not only would it obviously bring in some revenue but I the additional data, testimonials from patients, physician observations, etc... would help the uptake of implantions in the US (upon successful trial results)
Dianedmk-I suggest you look at his history. Whenever SSH is in a downtrend he sells and starts bashing hoping to lower the price. When it starts an uptrend and gets the balls to buy back in he he starts pumping excessively. This has happened several times. Bigs is a piece of sh*%, plain and simple.
10 Medical Devices Stocks to Buy Now
WWIN, SSH, CERS, VIVO, ALGN, VASC, DXCM, STAA, WMGI, QDEL improve in weekly rankings
By Portfolio Grader | Jan 13, 2014, 12:45 pm EST
This week, 10 medical devices stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
Winner Medical Group (WWIN) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Winner Medical Group engages in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of cotton-base medical dressings and medical disposables. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WWIN stock.
Sunshine Heart, Inc. (SSH) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Sunshine Heart, an early-stage medical device company, focuses on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing C-Pulse Heart Assist System for treatment of Class III and ambulatory Class IV heart failure. The stock price has risen 28.9% over the past month, better than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SSH stock.
Cerus Corporation (CERS) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Cerus is a biomedical products company engaged in the development and commercialization of the INTERCEPT Blood System. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CERS stock.
This week, Meridian Bioscience, Inc.’s (VIVO) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Meridian Bioscience manufactures diagnostic test kits, bulk antigens, antibodies and bioresearch reagents used by researchers and other diagnostic manufacturers.
What happened to what you said earlier?
Bigs earlier post: "Since the CLASS 3 venue is HUGE, THOR's HM2 will be able to make BILLIONS in Class 3 because they have the manufacturing capability.
BOTH SSH and THOR will benefit in class 3. But THOR will be the big kahuna in class 3.
ALL JUST MY OPINION. DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE
Stop all the annoying bull$%# Bigs-Just my opinion
No, just people panicking. When I first starting investing I would have probably panicked and sold my shares also but instead I picked up 3000 more this morning and already up 10%
are going to have fun trying to cover on this low floater. Persnally I think we continue to head up into Feb Germany reimbursment decision. We may get a little squeeeeeze here. With Germany having a population of 80 million (25% of United States population) it is pretty big deal. It would be nice to generate a little revenue to help pay for the us trial. Not expecting sales to take off like crazy in Germany but they should slowly ramp up if approved.
Baxter Giving Up on Phase 3 Stem Cell Trial?
Dec 23, 2013
The latest record update for Baxter's (BAX) high-profile Phase 3 trial of unexpanded autologous CD34+ stem cells for myocardial ischemia suggests the company is throwing in the towel on this trial. With just two thirds of its anticipated 444 patients recruited, the trial's status has changed from "Recruiting" to "Active, Not Recruiting," all three Canadian sites were deleted, and all 41 U.S. sites' names were expunged. A local newspaper report claims "Baxter has suspended all future candidates to stem cell heart injections for UCLA." This follows the termination/withdrawal from this trial of 4 other sites since August. As of press time the company has issued no discussion.
ex-if that is your style than go for it. Call as many cardiologist as you can and tell them your story. If it makes you feel more secure in your investment with SSH than I highly recommend it. I for one do not find it necessary. Looking at William Peters biography, one would get the impression he knows what he is doing and has extensive experience working with this population and med devices to help this population. He has already developed an endovascular cardiopulmonary bypass system that was acquired by J&J. "Dr. Peters has been the lead or co-author of more than 20 published articles, and contributed chapters to four books regarding cardiac surgery and heart failure. He has extensive clinical experience in thoracic transplantation and a variety of heart failure technologies, including intra-aortic balloon pump systems and left-ventricular assist devices (LVADs) from such companies as Biomedicus, Abiomed, Thoratec and World Heart-Novacor."
The reason that I am comfortable with my investment is:
1. William Peters track record
2. Early C-Pulse Data
3. Great Board of Directors that have experience in approval and commercialization of devices and treatments of heart failure and heart disease internationally.
4. Patient testimonials
This is why I feel they will be successful and do not feel the need to pitch a story to my local cardiologist. Good luck ex.
One example is the non-blood contacting device called the C-Pulse Heart Assist System, from Sunshine Heart Inc. (SSH:NASDAQ). HeartWare just acquired a company, CircuLite Inc., which has a miniaturized pump for class III heart failure patients. Many class III patients have aortic valve and mitral valve disease, with transcatheter valve technologies available or in development for both of those conditions.
TLSR: Sunshine Heart's C-Pulse is approved in Europe, but is in pivotal clinical trials in the U.S. You obviously like the company, because you have a $14.75 price target on it. What's the value proposition?
JM: At the end of the day, if C-Pulse proves to be an efficacious therapy for class III heart failure patients, the value proposition would be tremendous. The company's risk profile is higher than that of other medical device companies because we haven't seen as much data for this device, as we have for other potentially paradigm-changing medical devices. But the risk-reward, in my view, is favorable. If this device, in the clinical trial that Sunshine Heart is running here in the U.S., meets its endpoint, the market opportunity for the C-Pulse will be three or four times bigger than the market opportunity for class IV-targeted LVAD technology.
"Miniaturization is not only moving forward in the cardiovascular sector-it's the trend throughout medtech in general."
One of the reasons HeartWare bought CircuLite is that CircuLite essentially targeted the same patient population as Sunshine Heart. That acquisition validated the Sunshine Heart's market opportunity. Sunshine Heart has a long way to go, and must prove that its device has a definitive impact on cardiac output. Early feasibility data suggests that it might, but the data isn't definitive. However, if the device proves efficacious, the opportunity for this company, with only a $167 million ($167M) market cap, is tremendous.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
A little harsh but also true. No one knows where the price is heading or what it will be a few months from now or years from now. If trials go well, management makes good decisions, and there is good acceptence from doctors and patients than yes we will have a winner. I am having a hard time finding a lot of red flags with SSH but that doesnt mean there arent any. I have not plans to sell my shares for several years unless I find some new info that would lead me to believe that SSH will not be successful. Joe I would recommend that you check the PPS once a month or at least once a week so it doesnt stress you out so much. Good luck Joe and try to relax :)
Sentiment: Strong Buy