Since NXIVM is paying Dr. Park Dietz to do a mental health evaluation of India Oxenberg, I would like to make an equally kind gesture of paying him to do a mental health evaluation of Keith Raniere.
India, if you are reading this, would you kindly ask Keith and Dr. Dietz to set up a convenient time?
Dr. Dietz is the right man for the task. He has made a study of narcissists and psychopaths during his long career evaluating criminals.
Let’s look at some of his comments on the topic.
Dr. Dietz: “When people have a sufficient degree of charisma, they discover fairly early that they have the ability to influence other people. I’ve come to regard charm and charisma as warning signs…”
Dr. Dietz: “Women should be particularly cautious – there’s a lot of sex appeal in charm. The problem is that it comes with a lot of things that women aren’t looking for, like violence and deception.”
Dr. Dietz: “If you were to look across a broad range of people who’ve done terrible things, the two things that you’d find most prevalent would be this trait of psychopathy and the trait of narcissism. These are personality attributes that allow one to either function without consciences with minimal concern for one’s impact on others. It’s very hard to do destructive things to other people if one has a conscience – or a high degree of empathy.”
Dr. Dietz: “Certainly, all sexual sadists thrive on the creation of terror for their victims. That’s the primary motive.”
Dr. Dietz listed the characteristics of a narcissist as someone “with a swollen ego” and a “sense of grandiosity.”
Such a person is “thin-skinned” and “hyper-sensitive” to how they’re perceived by others, and Dr. Dietz said, “…they’re often consumed by envy”.
Dr. Dietz: Narcissists and psychopaths are “exploitative of others– they use people to meet their own needs,” and “feel a sense of entitlement. . . . ‘The world owes me respect, money and fame.’ They require constant attention and admiration from others, and they lack empathy.”
“Losing one’s [lover] is the ultimate criticism for any narcissist,” Dr. Dietz said.
Dr. Dietz: “Most adults don’t find the infliction of pain or trauma on a victim erotically arousing. Likewise, while most adolescent boys enjoy scaring girls– or the kinds of provocative pranks that would cause someone to shriek– most adults no longer find it entertaining.”
Keith Raniere bio: “He has the unique ability to relate to virtually anyone, and is known by his friends as a prankster extraordinaire.”
Dr. Dietz: “Some people have a lifelong desire to terrorize others, to cause fear, to intimidate them, and they do it for a variety of reasons. Probably the most common reason is that they learn that this is a way to influence people and have a degree of power, by intimidating them.”
Sarah Edmondson describing the pain of branding: “Imagine someone taking a lit match to your crotch and drawing a line with it.”
“We were weeping. It was like something out of a horror movie. We were shaking. The woman on the table was squealing like a pig. She was squealing like an animal being branded.”
Keith Raniere text message: “Not initially intended as my initials but they rearranged it slightly for tribute, (“if it were abraham lincolns or bill gates initials no one would care.)”
Raniere said DOS “…gives women tools to be powerful, to regain their power for the sake of building love” according to one DOS member.
It is lamentable that Dr. Dietz was not retained by NXIVM to do a psychiatric evaluation of Keith Raniere. But it can be corrected.
Frank Report cordially requests Dr. Dietz to name his fee and, if it is not unreasonable, I will retain him to evaluate Keith Raniere.
It will be my Christmas gift to Expians, ESPians, and Keith as well.
This sick man is in need of mental health treatment – and the sooner the better.