Does ‘Resty’ Exhibit the Hallmarks of Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Disclaimer: The following narrative is as genuine as the mayor’s Centennial Park proposal, albeit without the hefty price tag. Reader discretion is advised.

Winston Velvet

By Winston Velvet

Without disclosing the identity, we sought insight from a distinguished psychiatrist to provide us with a diagnostic perspective based on three distinct external events involving a particular individual.

Painting ‘confusion’ by artist Novella Moon

Firstly, this person, serving as a judge, displayed a complete disregard for judicial protocols by arresting everyone present in his courtroom. The precipitating factor was the unintended ringing of a cell phone, which led him to dismiss the principles of due process and the rights of the innocent.

Secondly, in his role as a mayor, he seemingly undermined a bona fide $1.5 billion Digital Data Center project. This was executed by attempting an aggressive land acquisition through eminent domain, targeting the parcel earmarked by the developers. As a pretext, he proposed constructing an arena, a project for which the city had not secured any financial backing. To make matters more concerning, funds essential for road maintenance, demolishing deteriorating structures, and supporting law enforcement in a high-crime zone were redirected to finance this contentious land acquisition legal battle.

Lastly, during an election night coverage, when faced with straightforward questions from a television journalist regarding the city’s affairs, he responded with apparent aggression. He perceived the line of questioning as impertinent and attempted to end the interview by physically covering the camera lens with his hand, seemingly under the misconception that such a gesture would halt the broadcast.

For the purpose of our consultation, we referred to the individual not as Niagara Falls Mayor Robert M. Restaino, but simply as “Resty”.

Dr. Malcom Sterling considered the above scenario and then he said:

By Dr. Sterling

Based on the outlined behaviors, ‘Resty’ seems to manifest signs consistent with what we term in clinical psychiatry as a Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) compounded by impulse control challenges. People with NPD often have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. Yet behind this mask of extreme confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to even the slightest criticism.

The incident in the courtroom suggests an exaggerated response to perceived disrespect, a characteristic often seen in those with narcissistic tendencies. Their response to criticism or perceived challenges to their authority can be extreme and sometimes inappropriate.

The episode concerning the land acquisition for the arena, at the expense of a more lucrative and beneficial project, might point to a need for legacy-building and control, even if it’s counterproductive for the community he’s entrusted to serve. Such decisions may be rooted in a deep-seated need to ‘mark territory’ or establish a lasting reminder of one’s reign, especially when it involves overt displays of power and control.

“I do not need help” by the artist Fabricia Venezualla

Lastly, his reaction to the television journalist might be a manifestation of hypersensitivity to perceived criticism, another hallmark of NPD. The physical act of covering the camera is not just a reflection of impulsive behavior, but also an underlying belief that he can control narratives and perceptions, even when such beliefs conflict with reality.

It’s essential to note that while these behaviors are indicative of certain personality traits, a comprehensive clinical assessment is necessary to confirm any diagnosis. And even if these traits are present, therapy and self-awareness can significantly mitigate their impact on decision-making and interpersonal relationships.”


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Gerald Skrlin
9 months ago

He’s twerked!

It started two years ago in October!

Special meetings = fear of freedom of speech

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