NOISE and the NARCISSIST
From http://www.reference.com/search?r=13&q=Narcissism I have extracted the
following, and I've capitalised that which I feel often applies to recalcitrant dog owners
and recalcitrant noise makers:
TYPICAL TRAITS OF A NARCISSIST The following traits are commonly found in narcissists:
The narcissist feels the need to have a lot of attention, adulation, admiration or
subservience from others.
The narcissist is preoccupied with himself/herself, his/her preferences, needs and
aspirations and with his/her fantasies of unlimited success.
THE NARCISSIST APPEARS TO BE DEVOID OF EMPATHY (although it is sometimes
suggested that the narcissist can, to some extent, empathise with other narcissists).
THE NARCISSIST IS INCLINED TO LIE OR DECEIVE.
The narcissist often criticizes others, sometimes to the extent of damaging their
The narcissist often behaves very differently in public situations from private situations
(i.e. his or her public persona is very different from his or her private persona). The
public persona is typically very charming (perhaps designed to generate admiration)
while the private persona can appear to be quite aggressive. Most people only witness
the public persona and do not see the private persona, and therefore have a very
distorted perception of the narcissist's true character.
A narcissist is generally an adult; between a half and three-quarters of narcissists are
WHILE THE NARCISSIST MIGHT CRITISE OTHERS THE NARCISSIST STRONGLY DISLIKES
BEING CRITICIZED BY OTHERS.
While a narcissist might interrupt others in conversation the narcissist strongly dislikes
to be interrupted by others.
A NARCISSIST FEELS ENTITLED TO SPECIAL PRIVILEGES.
While a narcissist will often ask favours of others, he or she will feel no obligation to
return favours and may strongly dislike it when others ask too many favours of the
A NARCISSIST WILL OFTEN EXPECT OTHERS TO FIT IN WITH THE NARCISSIST'S PLANS.
Some narcissists may try to modify the plans of others, but will often use charm to
obtain the necessary consent to change their plans.
The narcissist reacts badly when any aspect of his/her freedom is threatened or when
his/her plans are thwarted.
Many narcissists will subject family members to shouting and verbal abuse, and this is
likely to include the narcissist shouting at and verbally abusing his or her children. The
shouting and verbal abuse will tend to be confined to private situations since public
displays of this behavior could damage the narcissist's reputation, leading to loss of the
adulation and admiration from others which the narcissist craves.
A NARCISSIST WILL OFTEN HAVE A SHIFTING MORALITY.
WHEN A NARCISSIST IS INTERRUPTED, CONFRONTED, OR CONTRADICTED, HE MAY
SUDDENLY DEVELOP NARCISSISTIC RAGE.
In private situations this rage may be overt, but in public situations, the rage may be
hidden (since the narcissist will be eager to protect his or her reputation and not reveal
his or her aggressive side). A narcissist will often have a sense of time urgency or
appear to be impatient.