B.Gates psychological analysis (was: Gates' Greed)

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Wed Jan 17 22:57:28 2001

On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, R. D. Davis wrote:

> Hey, cool, material for a psychological case study! Let's apply some
> of what we learned in our abnormal psych. classes to what's been
> quoted!
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Paul Braun wrote:
> [re: B. Gates]
> > and always will be, to win at everything. Doesn't matter how he
> > does it, but he has an uncontrollable need to win.
> Hmmm... must win at any cost, uncontrollable... scribble, scribble.
> Sounds like antisocial personality disorder (a.k.a. psychopathy,
> formerly known as moral insanity), perhaps. Do the following common
> characteristics of this sound familiar?
> - inadequate conscience development
> - ability to impress and exploit others
> - irresponsible and impulsive behavior
> - rejection of authority
> Typically, such people as "unprincipled business professionals,"
> "high-pressure evangelists," "crooked politicians," and other various
> criminals [Carson, Butcher and Mineka] fit into this category.
> Dangerous, to himself and others? Hey, isn't that the main criteria
> for an involuntary trip to a place where the men with white coats and
> nets take one to, where one can sit quietly in a room and weave
> baskets once the medication takes effect and the straightjacket can be
> removed?
> [please note: I'm not being insensitive to mental illness, which is
> truly not a joking matter; however, in this case, I feel compelled to
> to add a little levity due to the seriousness of the matter at hand,
> to help combat the problems which we've had to put up with as a result
> of someone's possible illness.]
> > "We've determined that it's inconsequential, so we're not going to
> > waste any more time on it." That way, he still appears to have
> > conquered.
> Hmmm... absurd, illogical and changeable delusions... scribble,
> scribble... a touch of paranoid schizophrenia it seems. This can
> result in occasional dangerous behavior... scribble, scribble.
> > Goes back to his days at Harvard. He knew he sucked at math, so
> > instead he played a lot of poker, which he knew he could win at.
> Hmmm... a learning disorder perhaps... scribble, scribble... learning
> disabled?
> > I've talked to a couple of guys who have known him since the old
> > days. His character, at it's core, hasn't really changed from the day
> Hmmm... aversion to change; scribble, scribble... possible adjustment
> disorder.
> > Paul Allen brought that copy of the Jan '75 issue of Popular
> > Electronics back to the dorm room and he was frantic that
> > someone else might have already started writing software for the
> > Altair.
> Hmmm... possible obsessive-compulsive personality
> disorder... scribble, scribble.
> > warm, fuzzy, Mr. Rogers look on the TV commercials covers up a
> > pretty focused, ruthless mentality.
> Hmmm... combatativeness, exploitiveness, predation... scribble,
> scribble... wolf in sheep's clothing, able to impress and exploit
> others... scribble, scribble... again, appears to have an antisocial
> personality disorder; a psychopath.
> Yes, appears dangerous to himself and others. Now, all we need are
> two doctors to verify what we already think to be the problems and
> tell it to a judge. It should be obvious that the poor man needs
> help. Dang, perhaps easier and less expensive to handle it this way
> than to fool with the time and expense of the antitrust hearings! :-)

Is this Bill Gates or Bill Clinton that you are describing? (Or both?)

                                                 - don

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