Narcissism & Selfishness
A narcissist is a person who has an excessive interest in or admiration of themselves. It is a personality disorder, but nowadays it
Characteristics of of Narcissistic Personality Disorder include but is not limited to:
- Frequent lies and exaggerations
- Rarely admits flaws
- Aggressive when criticised
- Rule breaking
- They are emotionally abusive
- Believe they are special and only relate to other special people
Only 1% of the world
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Not every hedonist is a tyrant, but most tyrants
Lack of Empathy
You forgot to ask one question! You forgot to ask me if I’m a liar! I’m afraid, I am. Everything I told you is a lie. This isn’t happening to you for a reason. Well, one reason; I enjoy it!
-Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones
Lack of empathy is a hallmark trait of those with ASPD, or Anti-social Personality Disorder. Those afflicted with it do not know how to put themselves in the place of others and feel what they might be feeling.
Characters like Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsay Bolton are infamous for their cruelty. This is because they
Tyrants never allow for criticism of their governing. Emperor Tiberius infamously began a series of trials known as the Treason Trials, which meant that citizens were arrested and sentenced to die for
Tyrants will disregard centuries of tradition