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Old October 25 2013, 08:22 AM   #20
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Re: Sisko's judgment of Dukat in "Waltz"

I don't think Dukat became 'evil' until after he completely lost his mind before that he seemed to behave in a way similar to how people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder behave.

Here is a list of typical symptoms of someone suffering from NPD:

  • Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments
  • Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others
  • Envies others and believes others envy him/her
  • Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence
  • Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others
  • Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior
  • Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic
Sounds a lot like Dukat. Even though he was completely twisted before Waltz i don't think he would have ever gone as far as he did at the end of the series. It's pretty sad that he went from being a really complicated and multifaceted character to being a one dimensional 'i will rule the universe' type
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