I've had a few college professors with strong narcissistic traits. My clinical psych professor had a cult following. His staff of TAs consisted entirely of gorgeous women (some of which had major daddy issues - no accident). I also had him for humanistic psychology and psych and religion. In the psych and religion class I asked him a question that challenged the premise of his lecture. He looked at me like he wanted to kill me and eat me.
My ex (suspected narcissist) is working on his PhD in Biology and TAs a class every quarter even though this isn't required. His students worship him and will do whatever he says without question. He has a party for them every quarter after grades are posted. He begged me to come to these parties and when I finally did, I instantly understood why he wanted me there. They treated him like a rock star and he ignored me the entire time except when he wanted a beer. He wanted me to witness how much power he had over them. He'll be even more dangerous once he's a tenured professor. I can't imagine a better profession for a narcissist - blind admiration from a constantly changing supply of young people with unstable identities. They're smart enough to be in an upper division bio class, but naive enough to believe everything he says - the perfect playmate.
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