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SW appointed as President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by anniekim, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. anniekim

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    As a "scientist" SW makes a great politician. He advances the "science" through political means including rhetoric. Now he gets to play at being an even grander politician.
     
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    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    And oh how he likes 'grand'
    He's such a twit - good breeding and manners forbids me to use an a instead of the i..........

    double vomit
     
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  5. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Seconded
     
  6. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Melting in the Heat!

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    I've never met the man, its clear he must either have some nice hookups or some serious charisma to swing a job like this.
     
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    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    I listened to the audio of one of his presentations, and he is very charismatic. It's pretty creepy, if you've read some of the nasty things he's said.
     
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    @Snow Leopard
    'serious charisma'
    oh no definitely not that - he has the charm of a putrid pile of @Valentijn s vomit
     
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    @Valentijn
    I can't agree - only with creepy - definitely that.
     
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    He was definitely humorous and charming and personable. Very much a politician.
     
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    Stop insulting Valentijn's vomit! ;)
     
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    As someone else said, on a different thread, hopefully this position will keep him nice and busy so that he can't give too much focus to his other work.
     
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    You mean the "work" that he says he's retired from every few years? ;)
     
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    @Valentijn
    :rofl:haha me and you wouldn't fight over any man then.
     
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    The webpage says that one of his priorities, as President, will be to: "Improve the image of psychiatry and psychiatrists."

    That process will be interesting to witness! (In a slow-motion train wreck kind of way.)
     
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    Oh, I don't find his charisma to be at all attractive. If anything I find it very disturbing - there's nothing worse than an abusive personality combined with the interpersonal skills needed to reel in the unwary. There are probably quite a few sociopaths and narcissists who can be equally charming.
     
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    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    :confused:

    :jaw-drop:

    :rofl:
     
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    and probably serial killers:D
     
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  19. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    and is a sociopathic psychologist a psychopath?
     
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    Improve the image in whose view? Certainly not ours.
     

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