Flash! Misbehaving celebrities are narcissists

The bad behavior of celebrities stems from mental illness, according to “Dr. Drew” Pinsky, something of a celebrity himself.

This comes as no surprise to many of us who have long suspected those headline-grabbing celebrities aren’t acting exactly “normal,” and that they are aided and abetted by the media they play to.

Pinsky’s new book about celebrity narcissism, The Mirror Effect, is in stores now if you want to underwrite his research on the subject. If, on the other hand, you see no reason to pay good money to read something you probably could have written yourself, you can just go read Wired‘s article about it.

3 thoughts on “Flash! Misbehaving celebrities are narcissists

  1. ‘The bad behavior of celebrities stems from mental illness, according to “Dr. Drew” Pinsky, something of a celebrity himself.’

    Very sure thing.

    It was an irony I couldn’t pass up. Takes one to know one, I guess.

  2. “The bad behavior of celebrities stems from mental illness, according to “Dr. Drew” Pinsky, something of a celebrity himself.”

    And many of us want to emulate their lives. Human is an interesting creature.

    I have enough problems with my own delusions of normalcy. I sure don’t need to borrow theirs!

  3. Dr. Drew should talk to Scott Baio, who hosted a show called “Confessions of a Teen Idol,” which coached male former stars on how to get their fame back. Chris Atkins was on there, as well as a bunch of other guys I’ve never heard of. Basically, some of what they were encouraging is the very stuff Dr. Drew warns about. And look! Same channel!

    Hey, Baio could easily be the subject of Dr. Drew’s next book. There’s more than enough material there, don’t you think?

... and that's my two cents