We just received this as a comment, but thought it deserved to be a post in its own right. Definitely worth reading and thinking about. Thank you to the person who sent it in.
I used to follow Robin’s blog but then stopped after I couldn’t stand reading all the bitterness. He has it out for so many people, some of whom have even been trying to HELP him. It stuck in my head, tho, what is WRONG with this guy???
Then I read an article by psychologist Mark Sichel, who points to a type of personality called an Injustice Collector. His criteria fit Robin to a T. Here they are, compare with his whole writing and acting out.
- Injustice collectors are never wrong. How is it possible that they are never wrong? It’s simple: They are always right.
- Injustice collectors never apologize. Ever. For anything.
- Injustice collectors truly believe they are morally and ethically superior to others and that others seem incapable of holding themselves to the same high standards as the injustice collector does.
- Injustice collectors make the rules, break the rules and enforce the rules of the family. They are a combination of legislator, police, judge and jury to those they consider their subjects. They forever banish from their kingdom any subject they deem disloyal, and only grant clemency if there is sufficient contrition.
- Injustice collectors never worry about what is wrong with them as their “bad” list grows. Their focus is always on the failings of others.
- Injustice collectors are never troubled by the disparity between their rules for others and their own expectations of themselves. Injustice collectors rationalize their own behavior with great ease and comfort.
- Injustice collectors have an external orientation; the problem always exists in the world, outside of themselves, and in their view, the world would be an acceptable place if their rules and standards were followed at all times.
- Injustice collectors do not have a capacity for remorse or guilt.
- Injustice collectors scoff at the idea of therapy, therapists, self-help books, and other tools used by people who struggle to live with them.
- The phrase “walking on eggshells” describes life with an injustice collector.
Our only misgiving? No answer about how to deal with an “injustice collector”. Any ideas?