- Aug 12, 2001
An exposition of cyclist Lance Armstrong as he trains for his eighth Tour de France victory.
He does a fair bit of evading for sure but it is an interesting read.Originally Posted by slovakguy
cycling news releases part one of cycling's madonna tries to be relevant interview.
have to admit, he's still as sly a fox as ever. fascinating to read when he switches between first person singular and first person plural. he's still shifting the blame to the "we" were all forced to do it to win ****, but dodges anything substantive. love that the we keeps showing up, but the i profited enormously through it all. of particular interest is the new relationship with verbruggen and mc quaid. "i don't think highly of pat or hein today". looks like a rat fight brewing up.
Yeah, it's the same old shite from Armstrong.Originally Posted by slovakguy
what struck me about those q & a's was how armstrong has to attach his motivation to walsh's. i cheated/he cheated, so he's just as bad. just finished reading "wheelmen" and it's the same way he looks at usada. i cheated on the bike/they cheated on the investigation. another thing to catch my attention in part two was the bit about how his doping was done in such a way that he figured he'd never be caught, but still pushes back on the level of sophistication he and postal employed in keeping the action in the dark. he is one strange person.
on "wheelmen" it strikes me that his refusal to co-operate is the last arrow he has to use against usada. the authors recount a scene where armstrong is apprised that his suspension will be reduced to eight years instead of the year he thought he should get for co-operating. armstrong explodes and pretty much states he'll only work with wada or a t and r.
just the same, only a few more weeks before the hog has his day.
Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by dramatic, emotional behavior, which is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.Originally Posted by limerickman
Yeah, it's the same old shite from Armstrong.
He projects his own failings on to other people. "I was cheating but he was cheating too.......................so my cheating is not bad"
It's a very infantile attempt on Armstrong's part to justify all that he did and all that he didn't do throughout his doping career. The conclusion is that it is clear that despite his platitudes he still refuses to sincerely acknowledge the cheating/fraud that he has committed.
I can't but help thinking that Armstrong reminds me more and more of OJ Simpson in many regards.
The concentration upon the affects of his behaviour rather than addressing the causes of his behaviour are evident throughout this interview.
Like Simpson, I don't believe that Armstrong has the willingness or capacity to be reformed.
Thanks for this very interesting and informative analysis, Mpre.Originally Posted by mpre53
Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by dramatic, emotional behavior, which is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.
Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include:
Although some features of narcissistic personality disorder may seem like having confidence or strong self-esteem, it's not the same. Narcissistic personality disorder crosses the border of healthy confidence and self-esteem into thinking so highly of yourself that you put yourself on a pedestal. In contrast, people who have healthy confidence and self-esteem don't value themselves more than they value others.
- Believing that you're better than others
- Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
- Exaggerating your achievements or talents
- Expecting constant praise and admiration
- Believing that you're special and acting accordingly
- Failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings
- Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans
- Taking advantage of others
- Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior
- Being jealous of others
- Believing that others are jealous of you
- Trouble keeping healthy relationships
- Setting unrealistic goals
- Being easily hurt and rejected
- Having a fragile self-esteem
- Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional
When you have narcissistic personality disorder, you may come across as conceited, boastful or pretentious. You often monopolize conversations. You may belittle or look down on people you perceive as inferior. You may have a sense of entitlement. And when you don't receive the special treatment to which you feel entitled, you may become very impatient or angry. You may insist on having "the best" of everything â€” the best car, athletic club, medical care or social circles, for instance.
But underneath all this behavior often lies a fragile self-esteem. You have trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. You may have a sense of secret shame and humiliation. And in order to make yourself feel better, you may react with rage or contempt and efforts to belittle the other person to make yourself appear better.