The patient now is falling into a deep state of paranoia.
"The speed with which they close ranks and relentlessly go after me. Its like being hosed down with a stereotype/cliche flame thower. One of them started following me around, how many hours is he spending shifting through my posts."
Quite common among those of this "alternative lifestyle."
In his mind the world is against him. He continues his crusade against the system that has failed him.He needs to be accepted, needs society to say its OK. He can now be married to another of his kind in several states yet this seems to not be enough.
It is obvious now that this man is not well. Alas it is Friday night, perhaps he will find solace, cruising the bars with others of his kind. Looking for "Mr. Right" or perhaps "Mr Right Now"
Perhaps waking in the arms of another man will give him a better outlook on life.
The patient is becoming enraged,
After futher analysis I believe the patient is a homosexual:
either repressed or outward. His intense desire to "come out" and "speak his mind"
on "social stigma" are becoming more and more evident.
He has never posted anything about having a family or being married.
He usually becomes enraged after lunch citing alcohol intake to hide the narcissist shame.
hgff101 is quite impressed with himself, he is educated and wants everyone to know it.
Narcissists think they will get love buy showing the world how smart they are or how rich they are or how many achievements they’ve made. (see his posts)
He may be unemployed. He spends a lot of time on the MBs. In one post he boasts about being independently wealthy …but then in another he talked about deciding to retire early.
Put these two things together and I see the subject with a good degree (probably #$%$ Political Science an MBA) and no job. He believes with his credentials he should be independently wealthy and should be able to retire early.
Oh, and he is angry about this too. He feels the “system” has screwed him. hgff101 has posted that he is Latino so he must also see this as some great “social injustice.” (It couldn’t be him or his attitude, no way.) Narcissists feel a great deal of shame deep down, and these political posts, proclaiming his vast business and political knowledge are the way he combats that shame.
The subject also thinks that his way of thinking is right and all others are wrong. In his mind he must go and “correct” those who support the “system” that has failed him. He will badger them on the MBs and start new topics to continue his political debates thereby bringing them into the spotlight rather than buried in a thread. This constant “crusade” is a way to justify his psychosis. In waging this war he thinks he is no longer a failure. He is a super hero. The rational person knows that one cannot “convert” someone else’s political views; only personal experience will. Continuing the argument with the subject is feeding his psychosis. To the narcissist any attention is good because it keeps him in the spotlight.
Prognosis: If everyone were to simply ignore the subject he will leave. Continuing the argument with the subject is feeding his psychosis. To the narcissist any attention is good because it keeps him in the spotlight. He craves attention and to be heard. Once he gets neither, he will just go away.