2 thoughts on “Narcissism and Psychopathy in the Game of Thrones (Part 5): Tyrion

  • April 17, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    I enjoyed the article but I think you may have misinterpreted why Houses like the Lannisters and the Boltons fight for power. Cersei Lannister explains very carefully why it is better to seize power because why trust your fate and the survival in the hands of others? As big as (fill in the blank) that Ramsey Bolton was, he was fighting for his own life. Despite everything he gave his father in terms of security, he always felt unsure because of his status of being a bastard. When the time came, we know the rest. I do not believe that power is a bad thing. Nor am I getting that from your writing. It’s what the wielder of that power does with it.

    • April 18, 2019 at 1:49 am

      Thanks for the comment. I do agree with you….the keeper of the power needs to wield it well, compassionately and for the greatest good for all. The Lannisters and Boltons are examples of narcissistic family systems (some of which have psychopaths sprinkled in there, amongst other personality disorders)…in any event…I don’t question why they want power…it’s about survival…but how that power is exemplified is very revealing….


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