It’s pretty clear that Kanye West is a narcissist. This photo hilariously illustrates that.
Kanye West has made demands of his audience to give him a standing ovation.
And if they didn’t he’d no longer perform for them.
How much of a jerk do you have to be to do that?
In 2014 in Sydney, Australia, he had the rest of the crowd pressure people to stand before he would continue a show that they paid to see.
That’s not how this works.
Jeffrey Kluger, Time magazine Editor At Large wrote a piece in 2014 about Narcissism and Kanye just after the Sydney incident.
West is hardly the entertainment world’s only raging narcissist. Indeed, it’s an industry-wide affliction. Narcissism is measured by the Narcissistic Personality Inventory, a 40-question survey with a theoretical bottom score of 0 and high score of 40. But only a few points either way can make a difference. The average American weighs in at about 15.5, depending on age, gender and a few other variables. Inmates convicted of violent crimes score from 21.5 to 23. Celebrities don’t fall far shy of those stratospheric highs, coming in at 18.27, according to one study of 200 stars by pop psychologist Drew Pinsky.
Well, that explains a lot, doesn’t it?
The article cites the incident in Sydney, Kanye’s famous interruption of Taylor Swift’s 2009 MTV award acceptance speech, and how he speaks of himself in the third person — which is just bizarre.
Now that Kanye has become ‘Kimye’, that’s only fanned the flames of narcissism.
He married a woman that made herself famous for a sex tape. She appears to have no talent other than recovering well from plastic surgery.
But just which kind of celeb you are makes a difference. Reality show stars—no surprise—top the list at 19.45, followed by comedians at 18.89, actors at 18.45 and musicians at 16.67. That last, comparatively low figure makes sense because, as University of Georgia psychologist Keith Campbell told me, “If you’re a musician, you’ve got to play in a band.” Subsuming the individual into the group—the me into The Who, say—is not something the most florid narcissists would permit.
When two narcissists marry… it’s narcissism to the power of ten.
The musician rule is less applicable, of course, if you’re an individual performer like Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber or West, because you are the sole—or at least central—star on the stage. West’s star was surely tarnished by his stunt in Sydney—judging at least by the Internet blowback it’s received. But will he care? No he won’t. Will he change? Not a bit. Audiences, of course, could respond on their own, choosing to remain seated—or better yet, not showing up at all. Even a narcissist would notice an empty hall—and, worse, an empty till.
Kanye is a symptom of a large problem that we have in this culture.
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