I could end this blog with that one little word, “YES.”
There is a great deal of irony in the latest news on Lance Armstrong. You see, the name “Lance Armstrong” was a huge part of my marriage. This man was Seth’s hero…his God. When the Tour de France was broadcast on television, our lives came to a halt. Seth lived on the couch with a beer in hand and was probably wearing spandex shorts to form some type of bizarre brotherly kinship with Lance. Our life literally stopped to watch this cycling God.
I just watched portions of Oprah’s interview and it made me feel ill. I had promised myself that I would not provide Lance Armstrong with anymore attention through my blog but I regress. The world needs to know that they just watched Narcissistic Personality Disorder in action.
Some of the things that he said when questioned by Oprah:
Did it feel wrong- cheating? “No. Scary.” (he admitted that it was scary)
Did you feel bad about it. “No. Even scarier.”
Did you feel that you were cheating? “No. The scariest.”
Zero remorse = Narcissism.
He played the victim card yet he was the bully all along = Narcissism.
He said that he was flawed. I agree = Narcissism.
He wanted to control the outcome at all costs: to win. That describes my custody battle.
He is currently experiencing every narcissist’s worst nightmare: the spotlight is shining on him and exposing the real Lance Armstrong. I purchased one of those damn yellow bracelets and if I could find it then I would probably ask for a refund. This man isn’t a hero by any stretch of the imagination. He is a bully, a liar, an evil man and a cheater. He is a narcissist.
My friend Paula is a contributor to the Washington Times and asked the question that Oprah missed, “Have you changed?” To read more of Paula’s article titled, “Lance Armstrong’s pending “Jailhouse” confession: Do We Care?”, click here.
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