12 07 11 - 00:48The really old school (read: medieval) view is that people either accept the divine order of life, or choose selfishly to make themselves come before it.
Kouri, who's a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, has assembled traits such as superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others.
These traits, Kouri points out in his analysis, are common to psychopathic serial killers.
But -- and here's the part that may spark some controversy and defensive discussion -- these traits are also common to American politicians. (Maybe you already suspected.)
Yup. Violent homicide aside, our elected officials often show many of the exact same character traits as criminal nut-jobs, who run from police but not for office. - L.A. Times
This sounds like the classic narcissist to me.
Whether a pick-up artist or a criminal, he/she denies the world exists -- and uses it for his/her own ends.