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The Dangers Of Ahmadinejad’s Narcissism

Published Saturday, November 17, 2007

In a recent speech, the fanatic Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamadinejad called his critics “goat”.
Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric reminds to Iranians a language proper to a thuggish member of the Revolutionary Guards Corps or that of a masked bouncer of Morality Police while beating and belittling people.

Ahamadinejad ‎spews odd words out either, in his view, to distract his audience or in an attempt to humiliate his critics. He does not seem to be enough intelligent to understand the logic of his opponents or the meaning of his words.
Although Mr. Ahamsdinejad has to follow a psychiatric treatment, but sometimes he acts as if he were not aware of his mental problems.

Although Mr. Ahamsdinejad has to follow a psychiatric treatment, but sometimes he acts as if he were not aware of his mental problems.

Apparently, since he feels that he is not accepted by the people; he therefore attempts to banally mask his incompetence for his position. This lack of self- confidence makes his attitudes more aggressive and ridiculous and by trying to boast his intellect, he sinks himself into a hectic and incoherent rhetoric in which he scares people to justify his alleged skill.

President Ahmadinejad knows, like any of his colleagues, that he is nothing but a petty puppet in the hand of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenehi, but he boasts as a cult leader, and as real cult leaders, he is not to recognise the individuality or rights of any critic.

The hallmark of such a leader’s manoeuvre is based on charm and charisma, but the man has no charisma at all. This is exactly what his psychopathological problems come from.

To compensate his incompetence, he needs to seek refuge in his unreal world. Ahamadinejad views himself the direct vassal of the Imam Mahdi or the Twelfth Imam of the Shi’ás, for whom he prepares the reappearance after more than a thousand year of occultation. He propagates the idea that he is being in permanent contact with him and receiving advice from him.

Rouhollah Khomeini
Grand Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini was also a psycopath, with no expressions in his face.

His pathological allegations go so far that he claims “the Imam protects him with a halo of light”. 
Ahmadinejad cannot accept critics, he mocks and enjoys that everything is owed to him as a right. Preoccupied with his own fantasies, he must always be the centre of attention. He boasts that he advises international leaders and he know more than any one. He presents himself as the "Ultimate One": enlightened a vehicle of the Mahdi, a God’s gift to Muslims, a genius leader, and in the same time the most humble of the humble. He has an insatiable need for adulation and attendance. His grandiosity is of course a defence against inner emptiness, depression, and a sense of insignificance.

Paranoia often accompanies the grandiosity, reinforcing the isolation and then he needs for protection against a perceived hostile environment. In this way, he pre-emptively attacks any “enemy”.

Ahmadinejad’s personality disorder is not only due to his family background or his hideous looks, which could, at worst, build a Complex of Inferiority. His outstanding characteristic is another phenomenon, one deeply anchored in religiosity. As such, he is an Islamist who became a lumpen. “Lümpen” or lumpen is a German word used in Marxist literature to describe a fanatic who is normally from a working class, but politically is a right-wing thug. So, both Islamism and lumpanism are simultaneously character formation of such an Ahmadinejad phenomenon.

Mr. Ahmadinejad’s language disorder is of course a sign of his personality disorder, but his attitudes are predominated by effects of his Islamist-lumpanism. In general, personal disorder comes in every shape and form. No specific social category of people seems to generate more psychopaths than others. The psychopaths can be as good looking and clever as the next person with an Ahamadinejad’s looks and intelligence.

His constantly deteriorating behaviour can be threatening even for his surroundings and we can witness more signs of abnormality in his attitudes, language lapses, and ridiculous gestures.

There was personality disorder by some other religious seniors of the IRI. For example, Grand Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini, the founder of the IRI, was sociopathic. Despite of many advisors, he never learnt to conform himself to normal norms; his stiff glance, his dumb and mechanical gestures, the lack of emotional traits in his face, the weak command of his rhetoric were all symptoms of his personality disorder. Other Islamic seniors like Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mohammad Khatami, Ali Khamenehi, Abolhasan Bani sadr, Abdolkarim Soroush etc… are traditionally rightwingers, conservative and retrograde, but are not considered lumpen, as Ahmadinejad.

What mainly distinguishes Ahmadinejad from them is his outstanding lumpanism, which is his main characteristic. But added to his ultra-Islamism, it makes out of him an Islamist lumpen.  Ahamadinejad’s Islamism, cannot offer plausible rationalisations to the real problems. This brings him into increasing conflict with the realities. His constantly deteriorating behaviour can be threatening even for his surroundings and we can witness more signs of abnormality in his attitudes, language lapses, and ridiculous gestures.

Dr. Mas'oud Noghrehkar, an Iranian psychiatrist, classifies his mental disorder in a series of articles as suffering from schizophrenia and effective narcissism.

Middle East
Like Neron who sat fire to Rome, Ahmadinejad might reserve same destiny for the Middle East.

Other psychologists cmpare Ahmadinejad's attitudes and behaviours to those of Neron and warns that this is very dangerous, if one remembers what the Ceasar did to Rome and thinks of what can be the consequences for Iran and the region. ENDS AHMADI PSYCH 171107
Editor’s note: Mr. Jahanshah Rashidian is a human rights activist and political analyst, who write for several Iranian internet media, including Iran Press Service.
Highlights are by IPS



3 comment(s) on this page. Add your own comment below.

Robert Browne
Saturday, November 17, 2007 21:43 [ 1 ]

Ahmadi-Nejad seems to be one of those rare people who can enter a revolving door behind you and emerge in front of you.

Successful politicians are often those best equipped to manipulate and use the system in which they operate. He displays an unerring capacity to deliver speeches that simultaneously rabble-rouse his power base and cause the west maximum irritation. He rarely crosses the line where something can be done about it, and when he does the western response only strengthens his power base. His actions are those of the competently deft, not the incompetently unstable.

Whatever one may think of Ahmadi-Nejad any perceived insanity or instability can be best explained by his unshakeable belief in the ethos of the twelver-sect. If one analyses this ethos, everything the man does and says makes perfect sense but only within the strict context of that belief system. To underestimate this man would be an unforgivable error.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 05:47 [ 2 ]

your artile is very scientific and awakening

President Mahmoud Ahamadinejad, is the product of 1400 years Islamic extorshionism, presented by the illusionist Prophet Mohammed.

During the Islamic Seige of Humanity in the Middle East, and particularly in Iran, these people have never stoped inquisation, looting, raping, unjustice embezzlment, manice killing, deculturization, destruction and dehumanization of mankind. They are doing this to the Iranian people knowingly and on purpos.

More or less every bad thing you imagin in Iran is inherited from the Islmic Invasion.

But then, he is the best candidate for our national enemies:

American Israeli Military Complexes, as well as others, love his tensious remarks.

International drug loards have made a lage investment on our young generation.

Big gaient oil and gas companiese benefit from the higher petroliume prices.

International warmonger, armesdealers, religious fanatics and psychopats have found support and ground to breed.

The entire regime acts as an Imperialists proxy around the world at the cost of the Iranian People. Conductiong Sectrian war in Iraq, arming Taliban, Chechean CIA Terrorist, Bosnian, Hizbollah and Israeli Made Hamas is on the surface operations.President policy is in compliance to the British rules and the Americans learnt Policy of "DIVIDE AND RULE".

Ahamadinejad, along with his colleagues, are ruinning our economy, infrastructure, helth care, education, electrol system, demoralizing our Youth Spirites and turning the country to a military camp,

He is teaching intolerance, violent reaction and irrational behavior to the existing problems.

I want to ask each and every Iranians this question: Is it not what our enemies want? Is he not an agent of foreigners knowingly?



Monday, November 19, 2007 19:35 [ 3 ]

This article has NO EVIDENCE to backup its argument. It looks like the author is an anti-Muslim/Islamic-Republic person who wants to get his opinion through. He names people and insults them without reasoning. This is a very very weak argument this article is making. No counter argument has taken place!!! This article is one of the most unprofessional articles ever written. It's opinion based, bias and has no evidence what so ever.

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Mr. Ahmadinejad suffersfrom an accute complex of inferiority, plus narcissism, experts say.

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