Week 10 Journal

  • Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.
  • Otálara is preoccupied with the fantasy of unlimited success, power and beauty in his quest to “supplant” Bandeira. He sees Bandeira’s life at the top and he wants to be better than him.
  • Requires excessive admiration.
  • Otálara needs to be seen by the other members of the group. That is why he stops taking orders from Bandeira and starts doing his own thing and giving out commands as if someone made him leader.
  • Has a sense of entitlement (i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations).
  • He is definitely entitled and has unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment even though he has done nothing to deserve it. He thinks he is somehow equal to Bandeira but for no real reason.
  • Is interpersonally exploitative (i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends)
  • He tries to take advantage of Bandeira’s bodyguard by telling him of his plans to supplant Bandeira. He also takes advantage of Bandeira’s girl.
  • Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.
  • Bandeira has done nothing to Otálara for him to treat him that way. He had no regard for how his quest for power might hurt Bandeira, specifically how he slept with his girl.
  • Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors, as indicated by repeated performing acts that are grounds for arrest.
  • It is clear that Otálara refuses to conform to the social norm of the group which is to obey Bandeira’s orders.
  • Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure.
  • He is deceitful in how he tries to take over and utilize Bandeira’s bodyguard.
  • Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead.
  • He fails to think about the possibility of Bandeira’s bodyguard turning on him and remaining loyal to Bandeira.
  • Reckless disregard for safety of self or others.
  • He has no regard for how Bandeira might feel or how wrong it was to put the bodyguard in such a compromising position.
  • Is the person fixated on daring without any other virtues (e.g., wisdom, compassion, justice) to temper or inform it?
  • Does this person love risk-taking in an amoral way? Do they love a fight, for example, without caring which side is right or wrong?
  • Does this person feel that the stars sometimes align in their favor, i.e., that they are destined for greatness?
  • Does this person have an unrealistic sense of their own abilities?
  • Does this person lack remorse for the harm they have caused others?
  • Does this person fail to recognize–or does this person minimize–the contributions that others have made to their success?
  • Does this person equate common social engagement (partying) with authentic friendship?
  • Does this person fail to discern alliances and loyalties among others?
  • Does this person fail to notice when their ambitions threaten others?
  • Does this person seek to emulate the examples of excellence from others for the purpose of advancement?
  • Does this person seek to hold jobs that confer the most status or dominance and to avoid ones that are seen as more servile?
  • Does this person feel humiliated by menial tasks?
  • Does this person relish the failures and setbacks of their rivals?
  • Does this person envy those in positions of power?
  • Does this person covet the prestige items of others?
  • Does the person become intoxicated by the prospect of power?




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Junior PR Major, African American Studies Minor

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