The latest Lohoan scandal involves Lindsay’s mother, Dina Lohan who went to a popular ice cream store on Long Island and tried to use a complimentary card that did not belong to her. The card is issued to celebrities only. But, according to this article in at The Huffington Post Online (“Dina Lohan, Lindsay’s Mom, Denied Free Ice Cream, Calls Cops,” June 18, 2010), Dina called the police on the clerk when she tried to confiscate the card.
This kind of behavior is characteristic of a mental disorder called “Narcissistic Personality Disorder,” (NPD). While all people have a few of these traits, which include a need to feel admired by others and a sense of ego, people of NPD have an imbalance of such traits.
The cause of NPD is unknown, but it is believed to be caused by circumstances of upbringing in which a person is either extremely pampered or neglected. It is interesting that Lindsay and her mother seem to have the same kind of personalty problem.
Many people with NPD are successful; but, many of them are criminals, as well. They tend to believe that the world revolves around them. They lack empathy for others. They are also ruthless, egocentric and entitlement-minded.
This is is exactly the kind of traits portrayed by both Lindsay and her mother in many of the news reports we see. A major example of NPD behavior is Lindsay’s reckless disregard for the safety of other people.
Lindsay has a record of driving drunk. That alone would not be enough to suggest NPD, however, commandeering a car with three other people in it, kidnapping them and endangering their lives might be a pretty clear indication.. That is what Lindsay Lohan was accused of by three men in July 2007. (See video here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27312967)
Because of this incident, she was sued for battery and false imprisonment. According to reports, the reason given for this alleged abduction what that she was chasing down the assistant who had just quit. You’ll find more information and link to the frantic 911 call from the assistant’s mother as they were being pursued in an article entitled, “911 Call Captures Dramatic Car Chase Before Lindsay Lohan’s Arrest,” at the U.K. Daily Mail.
You just can’t make this stuff up! It’s not the kind of thing a normal person would do.
This is why she is now wearing an alcohol monitoring bracelet, according to reports. All of this goes beyond a little conceit or sense of self-importance and reaches and hints that she may be have NPD.
People with NPD are unpleasant to be around. They cannot get along well with other people unless they are constantly being admired and always get their way. As interesting as Lindsay Lohan’s life is, at least, at least at a distance, she is not the kind of person I would care to be around nor is her mother. In fact, Lindsay Lohan’s current profile page photo, in which she’s flipping visitors the bird, seems to epitomize the Lohan attitude toward other people.
I feel really sorry for that poor ice cream clerk! Apparently, just dealing with these people for two minutes once in a while as customers can cause you all kinds of problems.