Our partner

Bill Cosby a narcissist?

Narcissistic Personality Disorder message board, open discussion, and online support group.

Moderators: mark1958, Echinacea, realityhere

Bill Cosby a narcissist?

Postby Kimera » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:08 pm

Yesterday a jury found Cosby guilty of sexual assault, after deliberating for only a day and a half in his retrial. Whether or not you believe the jury came to the right conclusion, Cosby admits to decades of philandering that routinely involved sedating women prior to having sex with them.

In the media he’s been called a narcissist and a psychopath, among other things. What do you think?
NPD
User avatar
Kimera
Consumer 6
Consumer 6
 
Posts: 710
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Local time: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:03 am
Blog: View Blog (0)


ADVERTISEMENT

Re: Bill Cosby a narcissist?

Postby Quoth » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:46 pm

Probably showing my ignorance if popular culture, but I honestly didn’t know who Bill Cosby was until he was being accused. Still not entirely sure.

He could be a narcissist, his career choice might support that. Equally there are plenty of non-disordered sex offenders. Substance abuse is still the number one predictor of the vast majority of violent crimes from child abuse and assault to rape and murder.

https://www.personalityclub.com/blog/famous-enfp/
This place seems to think he’s an ENFP, which amused me.

Put him in a cage, strip his assets and distribute them to charities dealing with sexual abuse victims.
as if in a broken jug for one backwards moment
water might keep its shape

https://youtu.be/VivuMRzQyw0
User avatar
Quoth
Consumer 6
Consumer 6
 
Posts: 1377
Joined: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:03 pm
Local time: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:03 am
Blog: View Blog (0)

Re: Bill Cosby a narcissist?

Postby realityhere » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:31 pm

It took over 15 years to bring Bill Cosby to this trial and get a conviction to stick. The man wielded a lot of power in Hollywood and had the money to silence his victims in or out of court. Dunno if he's a narcissist or not, but his philandering went on for some 30 years plus, an awful long time. It's well known in psychological studies of criminals that a rapist commits the crime not so much for sexual satisfaction but for the adrenaline rush of power over another person. He has admitted to this philandering but cannot see how he has harmed so many victims. He filed so many defamation suits, so yeah, that seems like a narcissistic defense mechanism to deflect any tarnish to his rep. The powerful Cosby (Mr Hyde) vs. his ever humble Cliff Huxtable (Dr Jekyll) image has a lot of ppl shaking their heads.

What gets me is how his wife Camille could not have known his penchant for drugging/assaulting women, or if she did know, enabled it. She not only is his wife and mother of their children but also was her husband's business manager. I wonder now how she feels, with Cosby's career and rep down the tubes and his court conviction.
AWAY from mod duties, please contact another moderator.
realityhere
Moderator: Consumer
Moderator: Consumer
 
Posts: 2174
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:31 pm
Local time: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:03 am
Blog: View Blog (0)

Re: Bill Cosby a narcissist?

Postby Contrast » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:06 pm

She can spend all his money now and play the sympathy card for having a monster in her home this entire time.

"He ruined the lives of all those women and he's broken his family too."
/scene.Cut to beach bathing in lounger, watching Javier pour her another mojito in his tennis shorts
Contrast
Consumer 6
Consumer 6
 
Posts: 542
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:45 am
Local time: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:03 am
Blog: View Blog (0)

Re: Bill Cosby a narcissist?

Postby Kimera » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:20 pm

For those who don't have the cultural context, this editorial helps paint the picture:
https://nyti.ms/2vPSK2L

What the article doesn't cover is that Cosby purported to be that character off-screen, too. In real life he was the keynote speaker at graduations, lecturing young audiences (esp. black audiences) about respect, morality, education, etc. All the while living a very different life. He earned honorary degrees (I personally loathe this practice) from esteemed institutions (Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon, Temple University) -- all since revoked.

He created an image that was virtually beyond reproach, which was part of the reason he was able to get away with what he did for so long.
NPD
User avatar
Kimera
Consumer 6
Consumer 6
 
Posts: 710
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Local time: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:03 am
Blog: View Blog (0)

Re: Bill Cosby a narcissist?

Postby Kimera » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:41 pm

Contrast wrote:Cut to beach bathing in lounger, watching Javier pour her another mojito in his tennis shorts

That made me laugh.

The rest of us can take solace in knowing that Camille will forever be wondering what Javier put in her mojito....

Drink with one eye open, Camille.
NPD
User avatar
Kimera
Consumer 6
Consumer 6
 
Posts: 710
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Local time: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:03 am
Blog: View Blog (0)

Re: Bill Cosby a narcissist?

Postby realityhere » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:59 pm

Lol, you guys. Now it's the "Camille joke"...
AWAY from mod duties, please contact another moderator.
realityhere
Moderator: Consumer
Moderator: Consumer
 
Posts: 2174
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:31 pm
Local time: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:03 am
Blog: View Blog (0)

Re: Bill Cosby a narcissist?

Postby MeAgain » Wed May 09, 2018 3:38 pm

I think that persistent anti social behaviour amongst some narcissists is "bad habits" in the same way that pro social narcissists have our routines.
30mg Citalopram SSRI Antidepressant
40mg Propranolol Beta Blocker

A mere imp of Satan
User avatar
MeAgain
Consumer 6
Consumer 6
 
Posts: 1533
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:29 pm
Local time: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:03 am
Blog: View Blog (2)

Re: Bill Cosby a narcissist?

Postby dazn153 » Wed May 23, 2018 5:18 pm

I would say he is more likely sociopathic. We do have loyalty to supply with NPD - no need to go after a billion women like Bill. If he completely lacked empathy and was willing to break all rules as a sociopath/psychopath, then good riddance to him.
Diagnosed partially of each: NPD, BPD, Bipolar 2, OCPD, OCD
Psych Ward: 7 days ER: 2x No self-harm + In psychiatric treatment
dazn153
Consumer 4
Consumer 4
 
Posts: 87
Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:15 am
Local time: Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:03 am
Blog: View Blog (0)


Return to Narcissistic Personality Disorder Forum




  • Related articles
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider] and 31 guests