Doug Giles

If you want high-grade, Hollywood/Washington D.C. type, nasty narcissism in ‘07, you must be focused. This is no game. This level of self-love is hard to achieve. You have to blow through common sense, your conscience, public opinion, the Holy Spirit, your grandmother calling you a jack ass and all kinds of other junk to become a truly biohazardous, egocentric person.

The following are seven non-negotiables for the earnest egoist. These “must haves” were taken from and Sam Vaknin’s Narcissistic Personality pages. (They have been paraphrased, abused, twisted and tortured by me for my selfish needs.)

1. You’ve got to get crazy with your fantasies of fame, power, unequalled brilliance, bodily beauty or sexual performance. Who cares, if in reality, you have a snowball’s chance in hell in actually accomplishing your self-stroking pipe dreams? You shouldn’t let the reality that you’re a piece of luggage dissuade you from thinking that you can achieve omnipresent oneness.

2. Lie about your achievements. Do this compulsively and needlessly and do it all the time and about everything. Why do you need to do this? Lies will make you seem interesting and attractive, which could lead to another temporary job—or possibly a sexual escapade with a very vapid person.

Yes, you should exaggerate everything you have done and get to the point where you actually believe the stuff you spew. Being deeply self-deceived helps you to con others. Never forget that. You can practice your ruse while preparing your resume, during dates, initial business meetings or while going recalling the days of your life with the unfortunate clods that have to listen to you speak.

3. Demand to be recognized as an authority on everything even though you don’t know squat concerning what you’re talking about. Use your rich parent’s name or some given title/position you occupy (but are woefully unqualified to hold), or bombastic verbiage, doctorial bluster, holy poses or just flail arms to fool the easily dazzled into looking up to you. Who cares if you got what you have via sycophancy or nepotism or deceit?

Also, if you’re lacking props in having people receive you as their expert and to help you flesh out your unfinished ego, go online to and pick yourself up a Masters degree. Or heck, why not go ahead and get yourself a Doctorate? Who cares if you didn’t earn your degree? What really matters are the prefixes you can now add to your name that gives you that added oomph to keep the credulous ogling you.

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.