Sunday, February 2, 2014

* The "Secure" Narcissist

Yesterday's obituary for the Theodore Millon, 
father of the diagnostic manual for personality disorders , reports that called himself a "secure narcissist."

That would make him a swimmer, I guess.

Which reminds me of an amazing Yale story.  The mother of Yale's flamboyant Chaplain William Sloane Coffin, told me once that she had completed all her credits for a degree as Smith College, but one----which she refused to undertake at all, thereby denying herself the degree.

She told me this story in her late eighties, as if it was a brag, almost a mark of character.

What was the course? 


She was deathly afraid of water.

Unlike Narcissus.

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