Judging by the intellectually and psychologically retarded contents of Nikhil Bhatia's own Blog http://the-millionaire-
inside-you.blogspot.com/ , I think that it is now pretty safe to say that this poor little 'MLM' dreamer is someone who was already exhibiting narcissistic traits, long before he encountered deluded 'Amway' recruiters.
Remember, the 'Amway' trap works by identifying what it is that any potential victim most wants from life. Chronic 'Amway' adherents are constantly told that they can only achieve their 'dreams' by excluding all 'negative' thoughts and influences. In other words, the worst 'Amway' victims are persons who have been conditioned to dissociate themselves from external reality by persuading them that critical thinkers, and critical thinking, are real threats to their achieving the 'Amway' Utopia of total financial freedom. Thus, persons like Nikhil Bhatia, who already inhabit an ego-protecting fantasy, are perhaps the perfect, vulnerable targets for the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob, whose cultic racket has been maliciously constructed to manipulate people's existing beliefs and instinctual desires and, thus, draw them into a guided-fantasy.
As your free-thinking readers are already aware, ‘Narcissistic Personality Disorder,’ is a psychological term first used in 1971 by Dr. Heinz Kohut (1913-1981). It was recognised as the name for a form of pathological narcissism in ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 1980.’ Narcissistic traits (where a person talks highly of himself/herself to eliminate feelings of worthlessness) are common in, and considered ‘normal’ to, human psychological development. When these traits become accentuated by a failure of the social environment and persist into adulthood, they can intensify to the level of a severe mental disorder. Severe and inflexible NPD is thought to effect less than 1% of the general adult population. It occurs more frequently in men than women. In simple terms, NPD is reality-denying, total self-worship born of its sufferers’ unconscious belief that they are flawed in a way that makes them fundamentally unacceptable to others. In order to shield themselves from the intolerable rejection and isolation which they unconsciously believe would follow if others recognised their defective nature, NPD sufferers go to almost any lengths to control others’ view of, and behaviour towards, them.
Currently, NPD has nine recognised diagnostic criteria (five of which are required for a diagnosis):
- has a grandiose sense of self-importance.
- is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, ideal love, etc.
- believes that he/she is special and unique and can only be understood by other special people.
- requires excessive admiration.
- strong sense of self-entitlement.
- takes advantage of others to achieve his/her own ends.
- lacks empathy.
- is often envious or believes that others are envious of him/her.
- arrogant disposition.
David Brear (copyright 2011)