Obama’s Dangerous Narcissism


Barack Obama won’t listen to anyone and as the world falls into chaos and disorder, he can’t see reality because he is a narcissist who only cares about fundamentally transforming the United States.

Obama has half the nation on government entitlements/subsidies/payouts and has successfully divided us into a nation of takers and givers. He is making us into his image of himself and his ideology.

He has created a welfare state whose sole purpose is to forge a majority political coalition wedded to the Democratic Party. His open borders policy has the same goal.

He has divided and paid off innumerable constituencies.

The stimulus; the health care overhaul; the redirecting of financial resources to the inner cities; the explosion in the number of Americans on food stamps and welfare; the massive spending increases in public education, infrastructure and agriculture; the green-energy boondoggles; the bailouts of the auto industry; the contraceptive mandate; the federal funding of abortion; support for homosexual “marriage”; and pushing amnesty for illegal aliens — all of these measures directly bought off key liberal constituencies, such as unions, public-sector workers, environmentalists, Native-Americans, blacks, Hispanics, feminists and the homosexual community.

He gave a ‘public service message’ during the Grammys the other day and falsely claimed one in five women in the U.S. are raped or have been almost raped, whatever that means. We can only conclude that men are hopeless beasts. It’s just another way he divides Americans.

There is no foreign policy and no strategy to deal with real threats to the country and to our allies.

He doesn’t care what anyone thinks and he holds people in no particular regard. He has zero empathy.

Former aide to Barack Obama, Neera Tanden, once indicated that Barack Obama doesn’t like people – any people – as reported by New York Magazine:

“People say the reason Obama wouldn’t call Clinton is because he doesn’t like him,” observes Tanden. “The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people. My analogy is that it’s like becoming Bill Gates without liking computers.”

Dr. Sam Vaknin, a world authority on narcissism and the author of the Malignant Self Love, says, “Barack Obama is a narcissist.”

Obviously, politics was the wrong field for him to go into. A better fit for him would have been prison executioner. He would have found fulfillment.

Vaknin came to the conclusion after examining Obama’s posture, language, demeanor, and testimony of those closest to Obama.

“Narcissistic leaders are nefarious and their effects pernicious. They are subtle, refined, socially-adept, manipulative, possessed of thespian skills, and convincing. Both types [cerebral and somatic] equally lack empathy and are ruthless and relentless or driven.”…As for his ruthlessness, perhaps his support of legislation to let babies die if they survive abortion, gives a glimps into his soul, that he may lacks empathy, does not value life, and if in the position of power can be ruthless. Narcissists need power to show their ruthlessness. Considering the fact that Obama neglected his own half brother, George Hussein Obama, who lives on one dollar per month in Kenya, we can’t vouch for Obama’s empathy or say he is a caring person…”

Narcissim has degrees. When it is extreme it shows in the posture and the way the narcissist walks and talks. Obama’s posture, exudes haughtiness. He is all puffery, Vaknin says.

The evidence Vaknin presented at the time he made his statements has only made his analysis seem more accurate.

A narcisissist ‘subtly misrepresents facts and expediently and opportunistically shifts positions, views, opinions, and “ideals” (e.g., about campaign finance, re-districting), according to Vaknin. These flip-flops do not cause him overt distress and are ego-syntonic (he feels justified in acting this way). Alternatively, refuses to commit to a standpoint and, in the process, evidences a lack of empathy,’ Vaknin said.

Minutes after addressing the beheading of an American, Obama went golfing. He refuses to call radical Islam by its name because he doesn’t want to address it. Anyone who does address it is “over-inflating” the threat. The terrorists are only a jayvee team.

Jews targeted and murdered by an ISIS operative are simply “folks in a deli.” He is pretending the event wasn’t a targeted terrorist attack on Jews. “The individuals weren’t killed because of who they were but because of where they happened to be,” according to Josh Ernest. If that isn’t delusional, what is?


Then there are the “bumps in a road” after he aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Vaknin states that a narcissist ‘ignores data that conflict with his fantasy world, or with his inflated and grandiose self-image. This has to do with magical thinking. Obama already sees himself as president because he is firmly convinced that his dreams, thoughts, and wishes affect reality. Additionally, he denies the gap between his fantasies and his modest or limited real-life achievements (for instance, in 12 years of academic career, he didn’t publish a single scholarly paper or book)’.

Indeed Obama’s world is a fantasy.

Everything is everyone else’s fault. It’s never his.

He thinks the economy is booming; he forges ahead with high taxation; he wallows in inaction in foreign affairs; is affixed to heavy regulations and other unpopular initiatives, despite what the people want. His nuclear deal with Iran is fantastical and he is ready to give Iran everything they want. His “deals” with Cuba and Russia were also not deals but he acts as if they were.

His ideas rarely conform to reality.

Grandiose doesn’t even begin to describe Obama. Remember this – ‘this is the moment we will see the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal’:

Vaknin points out that he ‘feels that he is above the law’.

Other features of Obama as a narcissist according to Vaknin also apply:

  • Talks about himself in the 3rd person singluar or uses the regal “we” and craves to be the exclusive center of attention, even adulation.
  • Has a messianic-cosmic vision of himself and his life and his “mission”.
  • Sets ever more complex rules in a convoluted world of grandiose fantasies with its own language (jargon)
  • Displays false modesty and unctuous “folksiness” but is unable to sustain these behaviors (the persona, or mask) for long. It slips and the true Obama is revealed: haughty, aloof, distant, and disdainful of simple folk and their lives.
  • Sublimates aggression and holds grudges.
  • Behaves as an eternal adolescent (e.g., his choice of language, youthful image he projects, demands indulgence and feels entitled to special treatment, even though his objective accomplishments do not justify it).

There was no need to shut down monuments and overlooks to natural attractions but he did it out of revenge and to get his way.

Lt. Col. Peters described Obama as the ‘intellectually immature student in the Ché Guevara T-shirt.’

Dr. Keith Ablow thinks Obama’s a narcissist and he paid a price for saying it. The media attacked him viciously:

Dr. Loudon agrees that Obama is probably a pathological narcissist:

Charles Krauthammer, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, thinks he’s a narcissist:

Pat Caddell, a Democrat, has called him a ‘raging narcissist’.

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6 years ago

This article will be used against Trump who has the same traits

7 years ago

You forgot to mention that Vaknin has no training whatsoever in this field, and is himself a disagnosed case of NPD. He is also a felon, convicted of fraud.

David F Mayer
7 years ago


Noted Narcissism Expert Wrote that Barack Obama Appears to be a Narcissist – Truth! & Fiction!


Vaknin told us that he is not a mental health professional but has dedicated the last 12 years to the study of personality disorders in general and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) in particular. Vaknin has authored nine books about these topics, one of which, “Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited”, is a Barnes and Noble best-seller. According to the bio on his website, Dr Sam Vaknin was born in Israel in 1961, served in the Israeli Defense Force as a trainer and education and earned a PHD in Philosophy at Pacific Western University in California.

Vaknin wrote several articles about Barack Obama including an article by the title of “Barack Obama – Narcissist or Merely Narcissistic?” expressing his observations of the President saying that “Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist.” Vaknin also said that only after a series of tests by trained professionals can one get an accurate diagnosis of the condition “But, in the absence of access to Barack Obama, one has to rely on his overt performance and on testimonies by his closest, nearest and dearest.”