Recently I was looking at Dr. Drew Pinsky’s book: “The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America.” Pinsky’s thesis is that stars become addicted to celebrity because they’re career narcissists. He says, “The behavior of today’s celebrities is much more dysfunctional than it was a decade ago. Provocative and shocking behavior becomes normalized, expected, and tolerated in our media culture.” He includes a 40 question test that focuses on narcissistic tendencies. It’s no surprise that stars score significantly higher on the test than civilians.
Considering how badly some people want to be a celebrity, the question becomes – Are they born that way, or do we make them that way?
What do you think?