I worry about Suri Cruise. I don’t know her. I don’t know anyone who does know her. But just by witnessing her grow up in front of the camera; I worry that she’ll grow up with some serious psychological issues. First, I should mention that I am not losing sleep over Suri’s mental health, it’s just when I see her surrounded by paparazzi and hear tales about how indulgent her parents are with her, an alarm strikes in my mind. Will she grow up to have a great big case of narcissistic personality disorder?
First let’s define a narcissists. A narcissist is described as being “excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity”. And Suri, she seems to be being bred for that. Her parents have lots of power and prestige and they are not shy in letting Suri relish in that with letting her call the shots and lavishing – reportedly – millions of dollars of clothing and accessories on her. She probably has the most prestigious kid wardrobe on earth. Recently Suri was voted as one of the world’s most fashionable women, beating out the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, at just five years old. A label like that must really boost the ego. Plus there is a blog dedicated to her style, which started when she was just a toddler.
Most, they grow into their narcissism. But Suri, she was born into it. With cameras capturing her every outdoor move, and being world famous while still in diapers, must have some kind of psychological toll. And with growing up thinking the world and countless total strangers following you and your life, those symptoms of “personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity,” well those will – no doubt – be very elevated.
Do you think Suri Cruise has any chance for being ‘normal’ or will she grow up to be a narcissist? Is there any way she could avoid not?
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