YesmarriedtoNPD wrote:Don Draper - Mad Men
Excellent post. Don Draper is like the perfect Narcissist. His character is written so that he doesn't really love anyone, other than himself, of course, and all of his relationships with women and other people lack any sort of real intimacy. He had no problem changing his identity and just up and leaving his parents, never seeing them again, and leaving them to think he was dead, so that he could have a better life. It's clear that there's an arm's length between Don and whichever woman he's married to or sleeping with at the time. And despite his own philandering, his superego is very rigid, as was evident from a recent episode where he called his workplace a whore house because people were being too loosey goosey in the office. Also, I think Peggy Olson is written to be a Narcissist as well, which is why she has always been Don's protege in the office. Note the two of them have never slept together, but Don and Peggy seem to have the kind of mutual respect and cold admiration for each other that two Narcs often have for one another.