Saturday, January 28, 2012
In a previous post I raised the question of whether sociopaths loved their children. I concluded that they don't, at least not the same way other parents do -- but that that doesn't mean that if you cross their child they're not going to get more vindictive than the average parent too.
The following story popped up on Yahoo News yesterday:
Craig James, an ESPN sports analyst, is now in the news because he is running for United States Senator from Texas. James was a star running back at SMU, and played five years with the Boston Patriots. His chances are basically nil. He is evidently extremely unpopular in Texas for having used his position at ESPN to have gotten the popular football coach at Texas Tech fired. James actually hired a PR firm to effect this.
Why? Because the coach didn't give his son enough playing time. Which pretty much makes James the Texas Cheerleader Dad.
This one act isn't enough to prove sociopathy. But it is the type of extreme vindictiveness that sociopaths often display. And a vanity run for the U.S. Senate certainly shows a lot of narcissism.
I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover. But those thin lips, cold eyes, and proud expression all add up to a look that I associate with sociopaths. And even when he smiles, the smile doesn't seem to reach his eyes. I realize I'm being subjective, and I'm not claiming to have sufficient evidence to convict him in the court of sociopathy. But James just looks mean to me. Look into his eyes, and see if you get that vibe.