What are the signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
The signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder are constantly evolving. There are the basic signs such as; 1. ideas of grandiose importance, 2. fantasies of success, 3.belief that one is special or unique, 4. needs constant admiration and praise, 5. a sense of entitlement, 6. lacking empathy, 7. exploitative in personal relationships, 8. envious, and 9. arrogant and rude towards others. Recent study into the effects of dating or marrying someone with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder have uncovered some subtler signs. These include; 1. cannot take criticism, 2. self absorbed, 3. focused on everything but the other person in the relationship, 4. petty arguments turn into power struggles, 5. "gas lighting" or manipulating conversations to make one question their own sanity. Relationships with Narcissists are not healthy. Nor are they easy to notice at first, or exit when aware of what is happening. Narcissists leave a swath of destruction that causes long lasting damage to the psychological well being of the their partner and children.
What are the dangers of a state-run media and how would that effect information that was presented to the citizens of that particular country?
As in the now-extinct Soviet Union, a government controlled media (Pravda), will present the information that the government suggests or demands. The citizens of a country with a government controlled media will be denied all of the true facts, and any facts they do receive will favor the government's position. Thus, the opinions and thoughts of the citizens of the country will be unduly influenced, by the denial of their ability to make their own complete conclusions on the issues presented.
In Greek Mythology, Pandora's box was meant to keep the world's evils contained to protect humankind. Upon opening the box, Pandora released woe onto the Earth. Have their been any recent portrayals of this basic premise on film?
The Island in the television show, LOST, represented the source of light/life for the Earth, as well as a cork to prevent all of man's evils from flowing out and covering the world. To keep this cork in place, the Island must always have a protector, someone to keep the cork in place. This version of good protecting humankind from evil differs from Pandora's box, in that Pandora was not aware that she was the tasked with protecting.