The blogger Robert Eringer is, without any doubt, one of the better known living examples of narcissistic perversion. Every day, he takes advantage of his presence on the web to satisfy his ego and to take a sick pleasure in dirtying and humiliating those whom he would like to resemble.
Narcissistic perversion has probably always existed. Formerly, the people affected by this disease were designated as mad, wicked or possessed by the devil. It was only in the late 1980s that the psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Paul-Claude Recamier, who spent a lot of time working on psychoses, put a name on this disease and described its symptoms. All these symptoms stick perfectly with Robert Eringer’s psychic manifestations. In addition, as it was very well described by the psychoanalyst Marie-Jeanne Dubois, “his internet activity seems to have become his only reason for living and his only opportunity for psychic survival. By doing so, like all narcissistic perverts, Robert Eringer avoids being aware of his emptiness and heals his narcissistic injure”.
A paper hero
In order to heal his narcissistic injury, Robert Eringer uses his blogs and social networks. He depicts himself in a favourable light, invents himself a life of a successful author, although he only publishes e-books with a very limited distribution. He cheats on his past, creating a rich and exciting life as a former spy who worked for the CIA and FBI, at the time… He does not hesitate at nothing, not even at exhibiting a false card of a “001″ agent of the Principality of Monaco! He draws a laudatory portrait of himself, thus revealing the feeling of omnipotence characteristic of the symptoms of a narcissistic pervert. He also publishes several pictures of himself, as if to invite the Internet users to “look at my image, admire my power and my beauty”. Since he cannot see himself, he tries to contemplate himself through the eyes of others. Of course, he is far from imagining that the photographs he publishes precisely reflect the image of a pervert. Robert Eringer recomposes for himself a life and an appearance of a hero… on paper!
Hatred as the only driving force of his soul
But portraying himself as a mythical character, a sort of alliance between Robert Redford and James Bond, is not enough for him. The driving force of the narcissistic perverts is hatred. They develop animosity, resentment, aggression toward all the people they admire, people they would like to resemble and with whom they identify themselves. The first targets of Robert Eringer are thus men of power, power that he never had and never will. Vladimir Putin is his scapegoat; Prince Albert of Monaco is a character to destroy. Words addressed to them are never hard enough, humiliating enough, as if they were responsible for the failures of his life! Paul-Claude Racamier used to call the narcissistic perverts “those who vomit”. Robert Eringer vomits his hatred on the Net.
People affected by this mental illness use speech and writings to hurt, they are particularly toxic. Robert Eringer is no exception to the rule…