A Very Political Narcissist?

A VERY POLITICAL NARCISSIST_

Tomorrow the outcome of the Conservative Party Leadership contest will be announced and either this man, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will become the new leader of the Conservative Party but more importantly, the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. If Boris wins he gets his hands on more power, but could the reins be handed to a narcissist? Let’s place him under the TudorScope and find out….

Early Beginnings

Johnson was born to British parents, Stanley and Charlotte, on 19 June 1964 in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City. His birth was registered with both the U.S authorities and the city’s British Consulate, thereby granting him both American and British citizenship.

Johnson’s maternal grandfather was the lawyer Sir James Fawcett. Johnson’s paternal great-grandfather was Circassian-Turkish journalist, who was a secular Muslim; his father’s other ancestry includes English and French, including descent from King George II of Great Britain. Johnson’s mother was Charlotte Fawcett; an artist from a family of liberal intellectuals, she had married Stanley in 1963, prior to their move to the U.S. She is the granddaughter of Elias Avery Lowe, a palaeographer, who was a Russian Jewish immigrant to the U.S., and Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter, a translator of Thomas Mann. Johnson’s maternal great-grandfather was a Lithuanian Jew and Orthodox Jewish rabbi.

Johnson’s parents lived opposite the Chelsea Hotel, although in September 1964 they returned to Britain so that Charlotte could study at the University of Oxford. She lived with her son in Summertown, Oxford, and gave birth to a daughter, Rachel, in 1965. In July 1965, the family moved to Crouch End in North London; in February 1966, they relocated to Washington D.C., where Stanley had gained employment with the World Bank. A third child, Leo, was born in September 1967. Stanley then gained employment with a policy panel on population control, in June moving the family to Norwalk, Connecticut.

In 1969, the family settled into Stanley’s family farm at Nethercote, in the west of England. There, Johnson gained his first experiences with fox hunting. Stanley was regularly absent from Nethercote, leaving Johnson to be raised largely by his mother and au pairs.

He and his siblings were encouraged to engage in high-brow activities from a young age,with high achievement being greatly valued; Johnson’s earliest recorded ambition was to be “world king”. Having few or no friends other than their siblings, the children became very close.

In late 1969 the family relocated to Maida Vale, West London, where Stanley began post-doctoral research at the London School of Economics. In 1970, Charlotte and the children briefly returned to Nethercote, where Johnson was schooled at the Winsford Village School, before returning to London to settle in Primrose Hill, there being educated at Primrose Hill Primary School. In late 1971 another son, Joseph, was born to the family.

After Stanley secured employment at the European Commission, he moved his family in April 1973 to Uccle, Brussels, where Johnson became fluent in French. Charlotte had a nervous breakdown and was hospitalised with clinical depression, and Johnson and his siblings were sent to Ashdown House preparatory boarding school in East Sussex in 1975.There he developed a love of rugby and excelled at Ancient Greek and Latin; he was appalled at the teachers’ use of corporal punishment. Meanwhile, Stanley and Charlotte’s relationship broke down in December 1978 and they divorced in 1980.Charlotte moved into a flat in Notting Hill, where her children spent much of their time with her.

Johnson was awarded a King’s Scholarship to study at Eton College, the elite independent boarding school in Eton, Berkshire. Arriving in the autumn term of 1977, Johnson began using the given name Boris rather than Alex, and developed “the eccentric English persona” for which he would become known. He abandoned his mother’s Catholicism and became an Anglican, joining the Church of England. Although school reports complained about his idleness, complacency, and lateness, he was popular and well known at Eton. His friends were largely from the wealthy upper-middle and upper classes.

Johnson won a scholarship to read Literae Humaniores, a four-year course based in the study of Classics, at Balliol College, Oxford. Arriving at the university in late 1983, he was one of a generation of Oxford undergraduates who dominated British politics and media in the early 21st century, among them senior Conservative Party members David Cameron, William Hague, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, and Nick Boles.

Accordingly, Mr Johnson’s formative years were set amongst frequent changes of home and country, a privileged upbringing in terms of home and schooling, an absent father, divorced parents, caring provided by au pairs, an unwell mother, the setting of high achievements which were expected to be attained and the early stated ambition of world-king. Some noteworthy ingredients there.

Elasticated Truth

Mr Johnson has had an interesting relationship with the truth throughout his journalistic and political career. Johnson himself once stated that his mistakes are too numerous to list in full, so for the sake of brevity a handful have been identified.

1. The Times Sacking

Boris Johnson was sacked from his job as a graduate trainee, at The Times newspaper over allegations he fabricated a quote from his godfather, the historian Colin Lucas, for a front-page article about the discovery of Edward II’s Rose Palace.

“The trouble was that somewhere in my copy I managed to attribute to Colin the view that Edward II and Piers Gaveston would have been cavorting together in the Rose Palace,” Johnson claimed.

Alas, Gaveston was executed 13 years before the palace was built. “It was very nasty,” Mr Johnson added, before attempting to downplay it as nothing more than a schoolboy blunder. Johnson, when interviewed by The Independent newspaper stated

I think my biggest cock-up, though, was when I first joined The Times and discovered that the site of Edward II’s Rose Palace had been found on the banks of the Thames. It was a world exclusive, but I needed to find out more about Edward II – all I knew about him was that he had a catamite, Piers Gaveston, and that he was murdered in a castle.

I was desperate to get hold of a historian who could help me, but the only one I knew was my godfather Colin Lucas, a very distinguished man who is now vice-chancellor of Oxford University. He was actually an expert on the French Revolution, not medieval England, but I rang him and he obligingly gave me some quotes about Edward II. The trouble was that somewhere in my copy I managed to attribute to Colin the view that Edward II and Piers Gaveston would have been cavorting together in the Rose Palace. Unfortunately, some linkside don at a provincial university spotted that by the time the Rose Palace was built, Piers Gaveston would long have been murdered. It was very nasty. Colin hadn’t quite said that, and now his academic reputation was on the line.

It was extremely difficult, and I had absolutely no idea what to do. I was 23, overcome with guilt and shame that this error – this howler of mine attributed to Colin – had crept on to the front page of The Times, which was holy territory for me. So I made matters worse. I wrote a further story saying that the mystery had deepened about the date of the castle.”

Note how telling a lie was downplayed to “cock-up” and a “howler”

This “howler” saw Johnson sacked from his second-job (he resigned from his first after just a week)

Lie, Deflection

2. The Daily Telegraph

After leaving the Times, Mr Johnson moved to The Daily Telegraph, working as the publication’s Brussels correspondent between 1989 and 1994.

His articles, like those in several other Eurosceptic newspapers, contained many of the claims widely described as “Euromyths”, including plans to introduce same-size “eurocoffins”, establish a “banana police force” to regulate the shape of the curved yellow fruit, and ban prawn cocktail crisps.

When questioned about them in parliament, he denied suggestions they were a figment of his imagination.

“There is a great deal of effort being made to deprecate those who think we should leave the EU and everything we say is somehow mythical”, he replied.

Lie, Grandiosity, Blameshifting

3. Insulting The People of Liverpool

Mr Johnson became editor of the Spectator in 1999 after telling owner Conrad Black, who was later convicted of fraud, that he would not pursue a political career. This promise was broken in 2001 when he won election as Conservative MP for Henley in Oxfordshire.

Three years later he was forced to apologise for an article in the magazine which blamed drunken Liverpool fans for the 1989 Hillsborough disaster and suggested that the people of the city were wallowing in their victim status.

“Anyone, journalist or politician, should say sorry to the people of Liverpool – as I do – for misrepresenting what happened at Hillsborough,” he said.

Lie, Smearing, False Contrition, Lack of Emotional Empathy

4. Lying About Extra-Marital Affairs

Michael Howard gave Boris Johnson two new jobs after becoming leader of the Conservatives in 2003 – party vice-chairman and shadow arts minister.

He was sacked from both positions in November 2004 after assuring Mr Howard that tabloid reports of his affair with Spectator columnist Petronella Wyatt were false and an “inverted pyramid of piffle”. When the story was found to be true, he refused to resign, thus he had to be sacked.

Lie, Infidelity, Haughtiness, Sense of Entitlement

5. Mayoral Lies

Mr Johnson’s fondness for fallacy continued as London Mayor, having been elected to this position in 2008. Having promised in his 2008 manifesto to ensure there would be manned ticket offices at every train station, he agreed to widespread closures to pay for a 24-hour tube.

He promised to eradicate rough sleeping by 2012, only for it to double during his leadership. He was also accused of telling “barefaced lies” after he stated that police numbers would increase in London despite government cuts.

Lie, Lack of Emotional Empathy, Lack of Accountability

6. The Bullshit Bus

Launching the Vote Leave bus tour, Mr Johnson returned to the scene of his earlier falsehoods by repeating his old allegations that the EU was setting rules on the shape of bananas.

He also backed the infamous claim on the side of the bus that the UK was sending £350m a week to the EU, followed by “let’s fund our NHS instead”.

The UK Statistics Authority issued an official statement in May 2016 describing the claim as “misleading”, but Mr Johnson repeated it in an article in the Telegraph in September 2017.

Lie, Sense of Entitlement, Haughtiness, Lack of Accountability

7. Not So Much Turkish Delight

In January 2019, Boris Johnson claimed he did not mention Turkey during the referendum to leave the EU after it was suggested he falsely claimed 80 million Turks would come to Britain unless the UK left the EU.

In fact, he co-signed a letter stating that “the only way to avoid having common borders with Turkey is to vote Leave and take back control”.

Mr Johnson, whose great-grandfather was the Ottoman politican Ali Kemal, was also quoted as saying “I am very pro-Turkish but what I certainly can’t imagine is a situation in which 77 million of my fellow Turks and those of Turkish origin can come here without any checks at all. That is mad – that won’t work.”

Mr Johnson’s Turkish cousin commented: “He doesn’t strike me as being very honest about his views.” You don’t say.

Lie, Hypocrisy, Lack of Accountability

This selection is very much the tip of the iceberg and a stroll through the corridors of the internet will provide a significant array of similar examples which show a flagrant disregard for the truth, the ability to perform a volte face where politically expedient and exhibiting a huge sense of entitlement to issue such untruths and then to either restate them, dismiss them or down play them which supports a lack of accountability, haughtiness and grandiosity.

Bumbling Boris

Notwithstanding the untruths, the broken promises and infidelities (more about those later) Mr Johnson is undeniably able to command considerable popularity and is a charismatic individual. Simon Jenkins, of The Guardian newspaper wrote

Johnson is the darling of the polls. He mesmerises punch-drunk Tories and disillusioned Labour voters alike. He emerges from his biographical record as incompetent, lazy, dissolute and a liar, yet the public’s response is that he is “our kind of liar”. He was sacked by the Times for story fabrication and was a wildly biased reporter while in Brussels. His default mode has always been that of standup comedian: funny, unpredictable, mildly dangerous. “

Mr Jenkins perceptively continues

The Johnson personality is clearly not to be underrated. As democracy becomes less a matter of interests and resources, it falls back on secondary responses, on making people relaxed and comfortable about the world about them. Voters seem drawn to someone who does not take life too seriously, is casual about presentation and possesses eccentric unpredictability. People like laughing at politics, and Johnson appears a fellow human. He is preferable to the spouters of robotic cliches, such as Theresa May.

Charm is discounted by political science in favour of integrity, diligence, consistency – and charisma. That is because charm is like love, its values not analysable or susceptible to science. Yet it was deployed with aplomb by Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

Whether it was turning up for the aftermath of the London riots in 2011 with a broom (magical thinking – I can clean this all up on my own), hanging from a zipwire stuck and waving a flag (fuel seeking), his flag-hogging antics and whiff-waff speech at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, Mr Johnson deploys his charisma and Bumbling Boris act in order to appear like some hapless and well-intentioned, albeit clumsy overgrown schoolboy. This is a manipulation – it deflects from his many failings, it shows his grandiosity and arrogance and his lack of accountability. ‘Aw shucks, what can I say (grin)’.

Take a look at this list of vanity projects from when he was Mayor of London.

His Thames cable car, his Stratford helter-skelter (“London’s Eiffel Tower”), his rear-entry buses with rear-entry locked, his water cannon that may not fire, his unnecessary super-sewer and wildly over-engineered Crossrail, all wasted staggering sums.

A baffling £53m vanished on Johnson’s fantasy garden bridge, while Hammersmith bridge rotted up-river. The “Boris bike” scheme – in truth Livingstone’s – was supposed to cost nothing, but cost taxpayers nearly £200m in eight years. Here he is with Arnie, lapping up the applause (and bewilderment) of the crowd. Of course we know what he is lapping up really.

bike

Do not mistake this Bumbling Boris as a quaint affectation, this is the careful and structured use of a façade to mask a calculated, cunning and Machiavellian mind at work. By appearing like some over-seized clown he diverts from what he is doing, masks the misfortune and clouds the cock-ups.

Take for example when he accused Muslim women of looking like letterboxes because they wore burkas (Haughty, Lack of Emotional Empathy, Sense of Entitlement, Insult) in 2018, he shirked questions on whether he would apologise for comparing Muslim women wearing the burka to letterboxes and bank robbers – by offering reporters camped outside his home a cup of tea. He emerged from his Oxfordshire house on Sunday armed with a tray of mugs for exhausted journalists waiting to confront him over his divisive burka comments. He declined to comment as reporters quizzed him on the controversial remarks, instead offering them a cup of tea.

Mr Johnson said: “I have nothing to say about this matter except to offer you some tea.”

He plays the clown but more importantly he gets away with it. (Lack of Accountability, Deflection).

At the closing ceremony in Beijing he was attacked for his behaviour. A commentator stated

‘At such formal occasion, he should have buttoned his jacket,’ he said.

‘If you dress informally or not properly, it can be seen as disrespect to the host.  

 A blogger complained Boris Johnson did not take the occasion seriously and should not have put his hand in his pocket

‘When he was stepping to the stage and down, he put his hand in the pocket of his jacket.

‘This shows he was extremely casual, he did not seem to take this occasion seriously.

‘After he took over the Olympic flag, he simply passed it to the Chinese standard-bearer.

‘He was the only person who took the flag with one hand.

‘This is very disrespectful to the Olympic flag.

‘After he took the flag, he shook hands with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Jacques Rogge and did not pay any attention to the two leaders from Beijing.

The blogger said it was ‘rude and arrogant’ that Johnson seemed to ignore the mayor of Beijing when he made an effort to try to speak to Johnson.

(Arrogance, Sense of Entitlement, Lack of Emotional Empathy)

Note how he has insulted others both individually and collectively in the past and the furore surrounding this, yet he does not learn from this and ensure he keeps his mouth shut (see The Empathy Cake  ) but repeats the behaviour. Repeating what is in effect abusive behaviour is a key indicator because it shows Lack of Emotional Empathy, Lack of Accountability and Sense of Entitlement.

Johnson has extensive charisma and he uses this to manipulate, a smoke screen so that appears affable, harmless and fun, when underneath this cultivated exterior their lurks a calculated, driven predator for power in all of its forms.

Here are some thoughts from noted commentators with regard to this façade that Mr Johnson has created

 Biographer Sonia Purnell described his public persona as “brand Boris”, noting that he developed it while at Oxford University.

Max Hastings referred to this public image as a “façade resembling that of P. G. Wodehouse’s Gussie Fink-Nottle, allied to wit, charm, brilliance and startling flashes of instability”, while political scientist Andrew Crines stated that Johnson displayed “the character of a likable and trustworthy individual with strong intellectual capital”.

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop has defined him as “Beano Boris” due to his perceived comical nature, saying: “He’s our Berlusconi  … He’s the only feel-good politician we have, everyone else is too busy being responsible.”[

To the journalist Dave Hill, Johnson was “a unique figure in British politics, an unprecedented blend of comedian, conman, faux subversive showman and populist media confection”.

The façade management does not end there however:-

Johnson purposely cultivates a “semi-shambolic look”, for instance by specifically ruffling his hair in a certain way for when he makes public appearances. Purnell described him as “a manic self-promoter” who filled his life with “fun and jokes”. Described by Crines as “a joker”, Johnson has stated that “humour is a utensil that you can use to sugar the pill and to get important points across.”

Purnell noted that colleagues regularly expressed the view that Johnson used people to advance his own interests, with Gimson noting that Johnson was “one of the great flatterers of our times. Purnell noted that he deflected serious questions using “a little humour and a good deal of bravado”. According to Gimson, Johnson was “a humane man” who “could also be staggeringly inconsiderate of others” when pursuing his own interests. Gimson also noted that Johnson has “an excessive desire to be liked”.

(Façade Management, Manipulate By Charm, Grandiosity, Poor Boundary Recognition, Fuel Requirement, Sense of Entitlement, lack of Emotional Empathy)

Bonking Boris

Mr Johnson wed first wife Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1987 after they met at Oxford, but split when he had an affair with Marina Wheeler.

She married him in 1993, but first caught him out over his relationship with society writer Petronella Wyatt. He had a four-year affair with Miss Wyatt while he was editor of The Spectator and she was one of his columnists.Petronella later told how she had an abortion and suffered a miscarriage.

Mr Johnson described reports of their affair as an “inverted pyramid of piffle”.

Furious Miss Wheller threw him out of their home in Highgate, North London, but later took him back. His affairs did not end there. The affair with Miss Wyatt overlapped with his romance with Anna Fazackerley, a journalist on the Times Educational Supplement.

The pair were said to have had sex while he was a junior shadow education minister in 2005. On one occasion Mr Johnson got off a flight home from China to hook up with Ms Fazackerley in Paris.

Johnson’s love life faced further chaos when he fathered a lovechild with arts consultant Helen Macintyre in 2009.

His suffering wife Kicked him out again – only to take him back once more. Full details of the affair emerged in court after Ms Macintyre lost a three-year legal battle to stop the Press naming Boris as the father of her daughter Stephanie.

The Appeal Court in London also heard in 2013 that Ms Macintyre’s daughter was alleged to be the second child conceived as a result of Boris’s extra-marital affairs.

One ex described his romancing style as “persistent”. Persistent – does that ring any bells with readers? Want some more bells, how about this quote from the same ex,

She said: “He made himself so endearing and amusing. I didn’t know of his reputation and to look at him you would never imagine he was a womaniser.

“But I do recall that he became very persistent in his attentions and, you know, eventually one thing led to another.

“He relies entirely on his personality, especially his wit and that bumbling character that he’s developed and, well, it does seem to be still working, doesn’t it?

“Any sensible girl should stay away from him. You’ll get the cheery persistence, then the conquest, but when he’s bored he won’t care about you in the slightest.

I can hear your murmurs of familiarity now.

In September 2018, Miss Wheeler had clearly had enough as separation occurred as it was confirmed they had separated months ago and had begun divorce proceedings. Mr Johnson was not too trouble however as he had girlfriend Carrie Symonds who soon found herself on the Johnson rollercoaster. Last month,

Police were called to the home of Mr Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds after receiving reports of a domestic incident involving screaming and banging. A neighbour dialled 999 after hearing a loud and prolonged altercation shortly after midnight.

At one point Ms Symonds, the former Conservative party head of press, could be heard telling Mr Johnson to “get off me” and “get out of my flat”, according to the Guardian newspaper. Ms Symonds was overheard saying that Mr Johnson had ruined a settee with red wine and shouted “You just don’t care for anything because you’re spoilt. You have no care for money or anything.” Accurate but she doesn’t know anywhere even nearing half the picture.

A string of relationships, infidelity, swift moves to the next love interest and tempestuous activity.

(Infidelity, Poor Boundary Recognition, Manipulation, Ignition of Fury, Fuel Gathering, Sense of Entitlement, Lack of Emotional Empathy).

And there is much, much more besides on Mr Johnson.

This is an individual who shows repeated and all indicators of narcissism – his arrogance, magical thinking and grandiosity, poor boundary recognition extensively manipulative behaviour, excessive charm, flippancy, glibness, sense of entitlement, lack of emotional empathy, calculated behaviours, extensive fuel matrix and huge fuel needs.

He is successful, entertaining, power hungry (his political activity merits a huge article in itself) and dangerous.

Boris Johnson is a Very Political Narcissist.

Will he be a Very Prime Ministerial Narcissist? We shall soon find out.

 

 

 

 

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178 Comments

  1. there is a famous writer named Kemal Tahir. In a novel he wrote in 1975, he says:
    “…for example, Ali Kemal (Johnson’s great-grandfather) himself is dead now, but they will take care of his son or grandson and they will bring him to a very important place.” Ali Kemal was a mason. he has nothing to do with being “Turkish”

    not surprised that Johnson is a racist and not surprised that he is a narcissist. we have a narc-president too (they were born in the same city as my ex haha)

    this is the age of populist and narcissistic leaders

  2. “I’m not sure school has much to do with it lovely, he’s still a monumental tit who will drag the UK back into the Dark Ages.”

    I wrote that back on July 30th. it’s now Aug 29th. The old saying that a week is a long time in politics seems very apt. I have much to say on this topic. To my mind, there is much going on and I believe timing is everything. I have a few points to make (and on my brand new keyboard too! I managed to fuck the space bar on the other) and questions to proffer.

    – BoJo taking the utterly unprecedented step of proroguing Parliament

    – Randy Andy on the Sov and is being fingered to within an inch of his life in the RW Daily Mail

    – Why hasn’t Maxwell been arrested? Why is she staging photographs of herself which are then syndicated?

    – The strange events surrounding Epsteins’ ‘death’.

    – The author Anthony Daly and the book which I think was released today which is a tell all on Mountbatten. (I would strongly suspect it contains details about Kincora)

    – Talking of Kincora, Last time I looked, NI wasn’t it’s own sovereign state. So why did May fight very hard to ensure that Kincora WAS NOT included in the independent review on institutional child sex abuses?

    – The importance of the Backstop

    – The IRA have gone awfully quiet, haven’t they? (IRA, MI5, Kincora and Mountbatten are deeply linked, I perceive)

    – Back to Daly and this time his book ‘Playground’ where I have just read a deeply shocking account of what Sir Michael Havers was getting up to. He also details how closely the system is working to suppress abuse and why the House of Lords is so utterly corrupt.

    – When will the fucking independent review be published anyway? It’s turning into our ‘Bloody Sunday’

    Those are just my initial thoughts.

    I sense that there are now multiple strands to what is going on. BoJo’s move yesterday was a shocking affront to democracy. If you have a mandate from the people, i.e you have democratically asked the prols for their view in a referendum but then you need to be utterly undemocratic in order to enact it. Well then it isn’t democracy, is it?

    I am much minded of the New Statesman episode where Alan B’Stard tries to remove Parliament and become ‘Lord Protector’. Jesus. That was meant to be satire!

    I’ve just googled it to find the name of that episode. It’s here.

    [Hope this OK to post HG, I’m lifting it from Wiki. It’s in the public domain so I think it’s OK to do this but am not entirely sure. Totally understand if you redact but it’s so fucking uncanny!]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Statesman

    The Irresistible Rise of Alan B’Stard (26 December 1992)

    “With the economic crisis in Britain showing no signs of stopping, Alan worries that he may lose his fortune for good, and so hatches his most audacious plot yet. He persuades Piers to issue a directive abolishing offshore tax havens in the Channel Islands, a move that sends the Conservative Party into uproar, as the leadership’s slush funds are threatened. A special party conference is called to vote on Conservative support for Britain’s continued membership in the EEC, and a fiery speech from Alan leads to a decisive vote to leave. This precipitates a political crisis: John Major resigns as prime minister, a snap election is called, and the Conservatives split into two parties: the pro-European Progressive Federalist Party, led by Sir Greville, and the eurosceptic New Patriotic Party, led by Alan. Opinion polls show a likely coalition government between Sir Greville and the pro-European Labour Party, but Alan persuades Piers to introduce a proposal to ban trade unions throughout the EEC, which splits the Labour Party into pro- and anti-European factions as well. With the election now too close to call on the eve of voting, Alan unveils his secret weapon: having arranged for a French film director to be making a movie about the Falklands War in the Channel Islands, he phones in a false tip to the media that the French have invaded Sark. The resulting backlash gives the New Patriotic Party a staggering two-to-one majority in Parliament (and also rescues Alan’s portfolio), but Alan, who had not bothered to stand for a seat in the election, is technically ineligible to be prime minister, a title that Paddy O’Rourke, Labour’s alcoholic leader, now claims for himself. Unfazed, Alan proclaims himself Lord Protector, has Paddy arrested, and declares that Britain is now his “plaything,” closing the series by sneeringly remarking that if Queen Elizabeth wishes to meet with him, she will come to him”

    BoJo YOU are no fucking B’Stard. So what is this now, we are endlessly pitted against each other whilst you and your rich cronies get even fatter on the back of the working class?

    Don’t think so, Sonny Jim,

    Mind you, who have we got? Corbyn? Do me a favour? And I only learned yesterday that the Libs had a female leader. So when is she going to squeak up? The Libs were the Whigs weren’t they? About time they realised that.

    Gah! Angry!

    1. Just popping on to make a correction.

      Anthony Daly did not write the newly released book ‘Mountbatten’ (Andrew Lownie) but I have just seen that Daly left a review today.

      Oh and this crossed my FB today. Love Jonathan Pie. Boris suspends democracy

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  4. HG, do you know what Boris is going to do about stamp duty? It’s kind of related…kind of.

  5. Heyho, those two siblings Jo Johnson and Rachel Johnson look like hot handsome blondes. (Me on a google images spree)

    Jo seems to have written an ok humble accountable article on why he resigned from something.

    Very dangerous that Boris can bank on the cachet of his family.

  6. “He plays the clown but more importantly he gets away with it.” >>Yes, this.

    As I’m not from the UK, I only know of Boris Johnson from what I see on the news and the news here doesn’t go into a lot of specific information. You would have to do your own research to have a close knowledge of him. So, I only have a superficial understanding of who he is.

    The thing that strikes me about Boris is that he stands out from other current UK politicians and he has a very recognisable persona. I think his bumbling, comical, ruffled-hair, clown facade definitely makes him noticeable… whether that translates to real charisma, I’m not so sure. To me, he appears to be arrogant, over-the-top, with an entitled, privileged background that has afforded him more ‘success’ than he actually deserves or has earned. Real charisma though? Personally, I don’t see it.

    I think the ‘elite’, privileged circles of British ‘high-society’ has given Boris the ability to get away with being a clown. I think that allows his facade and antics to ‘work’. If you took the man and dropped him into another country’s political or ‘high-society’ circles, he would probably just look like the bumbling, ambitious, driven clown he is and he wouldn’t be as successful.

    I don’t say that to criticise the UK and praise any other country. Other countries have their own cultural ‘uniqueness’ that make them a certain way and those other countries can behave in equally particular ways that don’t seem to make sense.

    Trump is the USA’s clown while Boris is the UK’s clown. The clowns have taken over the circus. We live in strange times.

    1. Dad used to say that his favourites at circus were the clowns; he didn’t fancy animal abuse (the domesticated tigers, lions getting whipped etc)

      But this is creepy, there was Theresa May, now the options were Jeremy Hunt & Boris Johnson, that’s three ppl with NPD? You guys are surrounded.

      At bit like the US. There was Obama, and then the options were Hillary and Donald. Three individuals with NPD, said HG.

      not superduperhealthy

      1. I agree cb, it’s not very healthy at all.

        It makes me wonder where the world is headed with two clowns in charge of two powerful Western nations. Considering all the alternative party leaders you mentioned, a narc would have been leader in any case. Perhaps only a narcissist has the grandiosity and manipulativeness required to aspire to be a political leader and succeed in that competitive arena.

        If you think about the outlandish ‘clown’ like personas of both Trump and Boris, perhaps they are the culmination of general attitudes in society at the moment … superficiality over substance, entertainment over real pragmatism, and empty reassurances over solid policies. And these two clowns are screaming narcissists. Maybe they are mirroring society back to itself.

        I’m getting a bit philosophical here … probably because I’m trying hard to justify how these two clowns are in charge as prominent world leaders 😳⚠

        1. Are they not in charge because of the clowns that vote for them (or in some cases don’t vote at all)?

          1. NarcAngel,
            Well, yes, in effect, that’s what I’m saying. They have become leaders because, for some reason, they resonate with those that can make them ‘leaders’, i.e. those who have voted for them.

            If you consider Brexit for a minute (again, I’m not an expert by any means), it was a very complex initiative thrown out to the public in the form of a referendum without having many (or any) clearly defined or practically structured and detailed policies that could be considered a thorough and clear-sighted approach to the UK leaving the EU.

            The people voted either Yes or No. And the fallout of that is that Brexit has now proved incredibly difficult to implement. So now what? There are still no practical structured conclusive policies that the different parties can agree on and it has become a complex mess with a deadline. Looking in from outside the UK, it looks like a nightmare.

            So, now, there’s a clown who rides in on a bicycle with messy hair that looks like he doesn’t own a comb and is so arrogant he believes he doesn’t need one. Like the clown in a circus, he provides some comical relief from the tension and suspenseful danger.

            He says he can fix the mess. Will he be able to? Probably not. Will that cause further cock-ups and howlers? Most probably yes.

          2. Well put, WiserNow. From inside the UK it looks like a nightmare too. Between Trump and Brexit, I have been on countless marches with millions of other people the past three years. How did we get here? I like to say, right questions (widening inequality), wrong answers.

          3. Thank you SMH. It’s interesting that you ask, “How did we get here?”, I think the road that led the world to this point and the things along the way that caused the current situation were years in the making and the ‘downward curve’ progressed fairly slowly.

            Now the need to change things is being approached in a dramatic ‘all or nothing’ way. From a practical point of view, it takes time to transform something that took a long time to become a certain way.

          4. I agree, WiserNow. It did take years. I am just not sure that we have the time now to transform things before irreparable damage is done. It might already be done.

          5. Again, great observations. It’s always refreshing to read other’s observations.

            Personally, he will deliver a Brexit. He’ll storm into Europe and do his thing. He’ll try to emulate Thatcher and Major in both of their tough stances on the encroachment Europe into our own Sovereign powers. He believes he will did us of the tyranny of Europe. Boris will probably deliver too.

            Unlike Thatcher, he lacks the ability to be Statesman-like. Boris though is the perfect foil for our age. Thatcher achieved her will by force of character. Boris now cannot do this, his clownclown persona is way too well established. It would be bizarre if he was just to morph at this stage. I wouldn’t however preclude that he might try to do this.

          6. Thank you Renarde. It’s interesting to see the different views of people who are either living in the UK or outside of it. If you are in the UK, you probably know the different characters much better and can foresee their likely behaviour.

            For all the uncertainty and complexity of Brexit, it is also very interesting to watch. It’s a dramatic change that isn’t seen in politics very often. How Boris goes about delivering Brexit will be very interesting too. I agree that his clown persona is too well established for him to be taken as a serious diplomat at this point.

          7. Yes they are, NA. We keep forgetting that. Voters in democracies have a choice.

            But the fact that there are so few candidates these days who are non-narcs, worries me a wee.

            The Panopticon 24/7 we live in thanks to social media plus papparazzis, where all candidates to power positions and leader positions, are constantly on show – Oprah calls Britain ‘Tabloid Hell’

            makes me ponder who else can conquer and win in extreme circumstances like this, but narcs. They learnt it during childhood abuse. So they feel familiarity.

            We can’t stop digital technology and shouldn’t imo.

            But geezus …

  7. Congrats on the new PM of the United Kingston! (Ivanka is not only pleased, she also has an acute attention to detail.)

    This guy looks like he should be on the WWE channel.

        1. Ivanka Trump sent out a Tweet congratulating the new PM of the ‘United Kingston’ rather than Kingdom. Everyone was making fun of her for it.

          The WWE reference just where my mind went. I keep seeing Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler when I look at this guy.

          1. Ha ha ha! Oh my geerrdddd! Old Ivanka has been messaging people in Kingston too much and her AC threw that up.

            Ivanka! You can now legally buy weed in the US!

          2. Like when Trump referred to Prince Charles as ‘The Prince of Whales’. Whole family of idiots.

          3. Funny comment that. ‘Whales’. There is another meaning to ‘Whales’. As in big rollers.

            But in this context, I rather think Trump is referring to Super Empaths. AKA Diana.

            And when the Whale gets too troublesome; they are ‘harpooned’

            Trump could NEVER have got that far up unless he had some modicum of intelligence.

      1. Well, it goes like this. If you say ‘beer can’ in a British accent it sounds like you’re saying ‘bacon’ in a Jamaican accent. Try it. You will never unhear it.

        1. Thank you for that Bibi. I’ll never unhear it. Maybe HG can slip that in his next YT recording!

          1. OOh, HG, would you? I would love to hear you speak ‘beer can’ to me all night long.

            “Love, would you like some beer can and eggs?”

            Tee hee!

          2. “I can make that happen.” You can say beer can on a YT video? Or you can speak to Bibi all night long?

          3. Beer can / bacon
            Has me dyinggg 😂 I’m sitting here saying “put away the beer can” and “put away the bacon” to my dog
            and I’ve never been able to use a Jamaican accent until this I’m so 😆 😂

        2. Lol Bibi… funny and very true. I’m walking around at the moment saying ‘beer can’ and I sound Jamaican! haha 😂

      2. Just a small royal borough south of the Thames, which is what the UK will be if no deal happens.

  8. All I see is Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber when I look at this guy. That should be the news headline when he meets Trump.

        1. Madam – I kindly insist you refrain from bringing the late and very great Rik Mayall into this. He was a God.

          I do very much recommend The New Statesman.

    1. HAHAHAHA Dumb and Dumber newsheadline I just caught a mental image of them shaking hands and their dumb AF expressions
      😆 😂 u just made me crack up

    2. HAhhahaha love that NA!

      That’s what I’m going to call them both now, dumb and dumber – love it!

  9. Sharing. Looks like the UK got their own Trump! Atleast he’s not a Lesser…it’s embarassing.

    1. I’m not sure school has much to do with it lovely, he’s still a monumental tit who will drag the UK back into the Dark Ages.

      The UK is crying out for compassion. Austerity has gone on for way too long. He will lever the right and the far right into positions that will assist his vision. Not caring for one second how the underprivileged will react.

      This will be his mistake.

      I fear the UKA has been an erstaz Weimar for some time and wouldn’t you know it? A potentially strong right of centre leader has come along.

      I think I’m going to have to go all Shireley here. It’s like a little bit of history is repeating…

  10. Boris amuses me. He’s funny, from afar. However I’ve never fallen for his shtick. A lot of people do seem to fall for the bumbling baffoon not realising it’s an act. I don’t believe we’ve ever seen the real Boris – his wives and girlfriends may have got closer but he keeps himself hidden. How dangerous Boris ends up being entirely depends on the team around him and how well they contain him.

  11. It’s so easy to dismiss this man as nothing more than a bungling buffoon. This articles proves what a truly dangerous individual he is – totally unsuitable to govern.

    The sooner your work becomes mainstream the better, particularly with regards to analysing politicians and people of influence.

    Unfortunately for you HG, I believe much of it would be dismissed by the controlling right wing media in this country, the majority of whom are narcissists themselves.

    Brilliant work. x

    1. Thank you. There will of course those be those who will harness for their own furtherance too.

  12. Well where do I begin..

    First of all, congratulations on an excellent, insightful article!! I particularly liked this bit:

    ‘Do not mistake this Bumbling Boris as a quaint affectation, this is the careful and structured use of a façade to mask a calculated, cunning and Machiavellian mind at work. By appearing like some over-seized clown he diverts from what he is doing, masks the misfortune and clouds the cock-ups.’

    Yes! Then I saw this quote ‘I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis’ again, his ‘jolly’ façade in play here.

    Comparing the EU aims to Hitler and then insisting ‘we cannot turn our backs on Europe, we are part of Europe’… what a farce. A compulsive liar, an example is his ‘dog whistle’ racism against Obama having a dislike to the British Empire by removing a royal bust from the Oval office because of his part Kenyan heritage. It was denied by the Americans that this ever happened.

    If he stands by his No Deal Brexit agenda, he won’t survive as PM. Many top cabinet ministers are already or have stated they will resign if Boris becomes PM. He was a farce even as London Mayor!

    There is NO WAY he would be elected by the British people for the role of Prime Minister, he’s in this position purely because of the shambles that the Government is in right now due to Brexit. We will have a Prime Minister no electorate has ever voted for!! This is a democratic country right? (Elected, representative, of the people).

    I cannot say that he is a Greater Elite, he’s not slick enough. Boris doesn’t like attention to detail – he’s more happy riding a bike through the city or zip lining down a building – can he do the diplomatic detailed job that’s needed. In my opinion NO! As you said, he will use his façade by appearing like an over sized clown masking his cock ups, compulsively lying. He wasn’t even successful as Foreign Minister – he’s a joke.

    Bumbling buffoon who has probably no idea how much a pint of milk is.

    Thought provoking article.

    Thank you for detailed analysis!

  13. Here we go…HG, have you read the FT piece How Oxford University Shaped Brexit? I suspect you already know all of it, being in the inner circle, but it’s a fantastic piece of writing and an eye opener. And we think the US is failing as a meritocracy.

      1. Stunning, really. Not just the style of the piece but the content too. I think my jaw must have hit the floor.

        1. Thanks SMH for this. Here is the article
          https://www.ft.com/content/85fc694c-9222-11e9-b7ea-60e35ef678d2

          It’s frightening. The Oxford Elite. The Bully Boys. And they are boys. Pig head fuckers. I mean, really??? Oh and the photographs are out there too.

          I was particularly struck by an Oxford Elite getting caught burning a £50 note in front of a homeless man.

          As my own brother was once homeless in Oxford, that sticks in my craw somewhat.

          1. Renarde, Pig head fuckers indeed. I hate them all. Can’t stand Corbyn either, though his politics are closest to mine. But I can compromise so I hope the Lib Dems save the day. Slow and steady wins the race…

  14. HG
    What a thoroughly enjoyable piece of investigative journalism!
    Thank you!
    I read it on the train today and the commute for the other passengers was punctuated by my laughter.
    It made them smile at my enjoyment.

    I laughed at the mention of Gussie Fink-Nottle, reminded of the Fry & Laurie comedic brilliance in the adaptation of Wodehouse’s ‘Jeeves and Wooster’. The comparison is entirely apt!

    So far, Boris has remained ‘in character’, and no one has made mention of receiving a chilling stare; we’ll wait.

    His cleverness and self-control, his personal ‘success’ in reaching his life goals, the reach of his machinations, added to his apparent teflon-coating as he walks away from the drama that he’s created, give me cause to consider him a Greater N.

    A most enjoyable and insightful piece.
    Thank you again!

    1. Yes, agree totally Caroline. Boris is somewhat not of his own time in a way that other politicos aren’t. Oh whoops, apart from the Member of Parliament for the 18th century, William Reese-Mogg.

      1. Correcting myself. It’s Jacob, his son.

        I’m sooo glad he’s gone back to imperial measurements. I mean, we’ve only been signed up to SI units for over 40 years now…

  15. I take it you don’t like Boris and he won’t get your vote – HG Tudor. You probably supported May. Even after reading this article I still like Boris. I am an observer, he humors me and I find him fascinating.

    You could not find one positive thing about him other than his intelligence?

    1. Where do I state I don’t like him?
      You make the mistake as usual of jumping to conclusions. Just because I describe a set of behaviours accurately does not mean I dislike him.
      Johnson is highly competent at pushing his self interest and highly incompetent at governing.

      Again you missed the fact I referred also to his charisma and how effective he is in terms of calculating behaviour, as well as his intelligence. I also note his achievements politically.

      Furthermore the article is about him being a narcissist, because oddly enough this place is about narcissism- it’s not about whether I like or dislike the individual.

      Haven’t you a church to miss?

      1. “As usual”? “Again”? Correct your language please. Again, as usual your perception that I usually make conclusory mistakes is unfounded and false. Apologies.

        What does a clown and a dripping ice cream photo have to do with his narcissism?

        Give him a chance at governance. Surely he cannot be as bad as May, the empath.

          1. :) She is not an empath? She looks unsure and insecure in the media. Stands awkward.

          2. Aha, thanks, that explains why her hubby is sooo keen on her on twitter, constantly posting photos of their breakfast, flowers.

            I learnt that couples who are very gushy on social media is a bit of a red flag that one of them is a narc.

          3. Hg is that true??! I’ve got a childhood friend , who wasn’t really a very nice friend . To certain of us. And she and her hubby are GROSS abt the constant mutual praise. And like, every little thing is a thing aka “it’s been 10,032 weeks since you told me you loved me for the 12th time …” with 25 pictures.

            Her hubby is almost as bad

          4. Is what true, I don’t see the previous comment when your comment appears in my moderation pane so you will need to be specific please about what you are referring to.

          5. I was asking if this is true;

            cb commented on A Very Political Narcissist?.
            in response to HG Tudor:

            That’s robotic mechanical behaviour. She’s one of ours.

            Aha, thanks, that explains why her hubby is sooo keen on her on twitter, constantly posting photos of their breakfast, flowers.

            I learnt that couples who are very gushy on social media is a bit of a red flag that one of them is a narc.

          6. Ok! That’s interesting. I’d love to read an article on this. How narcs in relationships together present . (Online ad otherwise) I suspect my friend is either a super with high narc levels , her hubby then being a standard saviour (proud cop) with high arc levels also.
            Their kids appear well loved as taken care of, healthy and happy, so I had dismissed ideas of narcissism and figured the gushy online shit as just pride
            But I know higher functioning narcs can couple up and I’d love to be able to identify red flags of that ( Kevin spacey and robin Wright in that show I forget the name – the characters are, yes?)
            Thanks 🙏

        1. Also the clown and ice cream eating are part of his bumbling Boris facade as detailed in the article, hence that’s what they’ve got to do with narcissism. Did you read it or were you too busy missing the point?

          1. I understand and I’m sorry. My message wasn’t meant to be critical of your work.

          2. HG
            Your zingers make me laugh.
            You have a way of pointing out the bleeding obvious to those determined to be oblivious.
            Hahaha!

          3. Veeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrry interesting re May!

            I know of a MMR/UMR who has a peculiar walk. He’s cerebral and a couple of others have commented they beleive he’s ‘on the spectrum’ because of the way he holds himself.

            Yes he’s on the spectrum, but not the spectrum they’re referring to.

            Goodness, I thought May was an N, but when I asked ages ago, your reply was, “what makes you think she is an N”. Not having observed her enough, I was unable to provide an answer.

            and so I was beginning to think that perhaps she was high in traits but not an N. Therefore I had a bit of sympathy for her – only a teeny bit. Now I can go back to zero sympathy so thanks for the clarification.

            HG, is it the cerebrals who have this more robotic manner? is there another pattern or neither rhyme nor reason?

            thank you

          4. It is more to do with school with regard to general behaviour, cerebral show a greater level of mechanical behaviour sexually than other narcissists.

          5. “It is more to do with school with regard to general behaviour, cerebral show a greater level of mechanical behaviour sexually than other narcissists.”

            ✋🏻Just want to pipe up a MMR cerebral I had a while back, while on top of me pumping away, smiled at me the same way one would smile and nod when shaking hands.
            It . Was. GROSS.

            He was somewhat robotic in other (non sexual ) mannerisms as well, and had a very haughty walk.

          6. so based on your reply HG and comment that robotic behavior is linked to school, (thank god I’ve never had sex with a cerebral – it sounds bloody awful) would I be correct in assuming therefore that, the mids are the more robotic ones, generally speaking? would that be correct? Lessers are too aggressive to be particularly mechanical, greaters too skilled, mids are always trying to impress but they don’t always quite grasp how to behave naturally and fail to pick up/ on social cues/ mimic properly, though they desperately try to. That’s why they’re the ones who read up so much on seduction techniques etc

            As always, and to be kind (the empath that I am) by saving your fingers, I’ll take no response to mean I’m right yet again hahaha

          7. In broad terms yes. Let’s take for an example, a person has a pet dog which has just died, they are upset.

            1. The Lesser having no façade management would either just walk off leaving the upset person or ask “what the fuck is wrong with you?” or just stare blankly. He does not know how to respond owing to a lack of emotional and cognitive empathy. He gets caught out with the blank look, but more usually his aggression (as you identify) masks this because he either exits or asks what is wrong but in an unsympathetic manner. His irritation/anger/annoyance is not mechanical as he is well-practised at this.
            2. The Mid Ranger has façade management and cognitive empathy and therefore is more likely to offer some form of false comfort and support, however, because it is not genuine emotional empathy but rather learned, the response is likely to be mechanical, lacking warmth, sometimes misplaced and therefore is much more noticeable. The MR will ‘hang around’ and not realising their performance is a (poor/moderate) performance, it can be spotted by the victim.
            3. The Greater is more polished however we are likely to be glib about the situation which gives away the lack of emotional empathy (but there is no mechanical behaviour) so we might say “well he was old so it was always going to happen (logic expressed without emotional empathy and force of logic is not held in place by cognitive empathy). This also shows the inherent tension between the Greater’s innate narcissism and need for fuel (you are crying about the dog, thus this is ‘wasted fuel’ and the Greater recognises support needs to be given but cannot help still but make a comment because it entertains us to play with somebody when they are upset, the comment will provoke. Another comment would be “Don’t fret, you can always buy another one.”

          8. That is a really helpful explanation HG. Thank you very much for taking the time to explain.

  16. Elite as per sex w many women (somatic) but obv of high enough intelligence (cerebral)

    I think it’s plausible an Elite would pull off a bumbling act as per my MMR elite

    His accomplishments put him into the greater category, and his fuel matrix ,
    So I’m going with UPPER GREATER ELITE

    Interesting article as usual

  17. Send in the Clown . . . don’t bother, he’s here.

    HG, was Boris a contemporary of yours at university?

    As for Colin Lucas, he’s a very respectable, warm, approachable, and kind man. I took his Early Modern European history class when he taught at the University of Chicago. I had no idea of his godson’s embarrassing antics and the way he danced/dances around the truth.

    As for what the ex said, this is my Narcx to T!!! I see this as Covert:

    She said: “He made himself so endearing and amusing. I didn’t know of his reputation and to look at him you would never imagine he was a womaniser.

    “But I do recall that he became very persistent in his attentions and, you know, eventually one thing led to another.

    “He relies entirely on his personality, especially his wit and that bumbling character that he’s developed and, well, it does seem to be still working, doesn’t it?

          1. Typo: I meant to type “Other than – any way I want to … “

  18. Dear Mr Tudor,
    Personally, I don’t like him….. even just looking at him (my female instinct)
    I did see a tv snippet of him being interviewed with his partner and he was being particularly rude to her …..I thought to myself ….. “whoa charming man” ….. NOT …. my mind was made up then
    I knew nothing about him until now …… (apart from the olympics and he appeared a real goose)
    I feel he’s an upper lesser …. cerebral
    He has no class about him whatsoever and I feel he lacks the victim status of a mid ranger (I’d be surprised if he’s a greater, it would be a lesser for sure)
    He’s a sneaky bastard and a rude man and I don’t trust him …..being the Mayor is one thing but being a Prime Minister ….. ohhhhhh boy !
    I feel if he wins, your goose is well n truly cooked
    Power hungry game playing nasty man
    Good luck Britain
    Thankyou for your brilliant coverage …. extremely interesting
    Luv Bubbles xx 😘

    1. Dear Mr Tudor,
      Boris is now another “caricature” to compete with Trump
      🤣
      Luv Bubbles xx 😘

    2. Bubbles,
      I agree with what you’ve said. I feel that his clown facade is a caricature too and he comes across as arrogant and very entitled. With his sloppy looking (and behaving) persona, I’m surprised he’s gotten as far as he has.

      I would also guess he is an upper lesser. To me, his facade isn’t polished or sophisticated at all, so he doesn’t have a Greater’s ability to deceive without being obvious or detected.

      1. Dear Wiser Now,
        Thank you gorgeous …
        I find his facade rather “theatrical” and he reminds me a bit of Quasimodo with his hunched shoulders …haha
        Well at least he has his model buses and painting passengers “enjoying themselves” …….. narcissistic weirdo !
        I can’t EVER remember “enjoying” a bus ride, as there’s PEOPLE on them 😂
        🚒
        I’m quite looking forward to Mr Tudor’s results

        (Mr Tudor, would you please name a rival or two, equal or greater than yourself ….for educational purposes .. hehe) thanks boss !
        Luv Bubbles xx 😘

          1. Dearest WiserNow,
            Thank you my lovely no 1 fan
            The feeling is mutual
            Mwah 💋
            Luv Bubbles xx 😘

      1. The sloppy look is only cool if you have blue eyes/blonde hair, in the established might spheres of the western world.

        1. And you are good looking. Otherwise you appear as a reject from Barnums. Apparently, they were ‘chock full of clowns’ and a bit low on contorshanists.

          It’s a great pity he didn’t look at the new at Tory party cabinet…

  19. Sounds like possibly Boris’ daddy was a narc and it took him about 10years to destroy Charlotte.
    Boris is so disgusting! The first time I heard about him(and then saw his picture )I could not believe it! Like WTF, has the effing world gone mad? A look-a-like/ act alike of disgusting Trump?? Is this a robot invasion? Seriously what the hell is going on. Borass-comb your hair and straighten your tie you trumpy frumpy dumpster fire. Good Luck over there with that one.

      1. Yes and I had a near engagement with BoJo senior quite a few years back. He wanted to be elected MP in my area. He wanted to use the new age shop that I was running workshops from as what can only be described a ‘muster point’. Twat.

    1. Oh Kathleen your words made me laugh today and today started off a difficult day. Thank you so much, it felt good to laugh and to be here. Sometimes you just need that narcissist vis a vis empath validation again . And I saw the same insights as you in the article, his father moving the family around constantly, isolating Charlotte and leaving her with probably what was grannie narcissist (a book on her has been published around here where their family home is, i live not so far away). I saw his sister on Celebrity Apprentice this year and there was something about her that sent the red flags flying (your tuition HG thankyou), not necessarily a narcissist it was the way she responded to things that made me think of Boris not being the pleasant statesman i had compartmentalised him as prior to seeing her behaviour. Can’t remember what now, but just remember the feeling. #fullyalertnow

    2. It took 7 years to break my mother. Total Stepford. Had a psychosis after she had me. Never been the same since.

  20. What can I say HG other then you’ve done it again. You always seem to out do yourself with these articles HG and the joy I have in reading them is immense. Congratulations HG! Your the best.
    Now as far as what kind of narcissist he is? I’m not really sure, as much as I’m leaning towards greater there is just something that stops me from believing that completely. I was also looking at perhaps a UMR, I’m going to have to read it a few more times before I decide. Thank you again HG for another awesome article. 🍻

  21. Reminds me of a Trumpian type; well-connected, smart but lacking discipline to be a true intellect, bombastic personality mimicking authentic high-energy, seeking popularity and attention, overtly disrespectful. I would peg him as an Upper Mid-Range Somatic/Cerebral (Elite? is the term).

      1. Very fucking scary, then; my husband who is very politically attuned believes Trump to be the most dangerous man on the planet at this moment.

      2. If I remember right Trump is an upper lesser so that would mean he lacks awareness which means that Johnson is the one with awareness making him a Greater. I think MBs guess is logical although I’m leaning toward elite. I think his facade of being the funny guy, the goofball, relatable to the people is brilliant. My guess is elite lower greater.

        This was an excellent read HG. I found all of the background information interesting.

      3. Oh fuck. Fuckkity fuckkity. Fuck.

        I had a somewhat vain hope he wasn’t aware. Sometimes I can’t quite figure out which is worse; being aware or not.

        Tis a bafflement!

  22. Strictly by his appearance and the swirl of opinion surrounding this gentleman, I wonder if he is the love child of Gary Busey and Rob Ford (deceased former Mayor of Toronto). Going to read it now! I Love me some Tudor-docuseries.

  23. Hg great article another point awarded to you. One question what type of narc is he greater? Or being that he doesnt know what he is maybe upper mid range narc?