I don't hold much truck with all that psycho-lojee gobbledygook. The weirdest, least-popular kids in my school were children of psychiatrists. In college, the geography department, in which I was a proud and poorly motivated student, shared a building with the psychology department. Those turkeys, besides stinking up the building with their laboratory animals, were the weirdest on campus.
Why should I listen to anyone with psycho in their title or job description? I let my own observations, prejudices, and snap judgements about people inform me about what drives their behavior.
I read somewhere that some psycho-logical (to me, those two words don't fit together) "expert" has suggested (more specifically claimed) that the former head of the IMF must suffer from self-esteem problems. Supposedly, that would explain his widely reported treatment of women--which seems to have a long history, if one can believe what one reads. In cases like this, I do.
I wonder how this formerly esteemed gentleman (and I use the term loosely and ironically) would act if his job were greeter at Walmart: that's an esteemed job! A guy at the top of the financial world and a big number in French politics is constantly having his ego massaged, is wined and dined, and is showered with honors, praise, and gifts. I think the pyscho geniuses got it wrong. My guess is that he does not have a self-esteem problem; he's an arrogant jerk that has been led to believe he can get away with anything.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.