Behavioral expert and psychologist Dr. Pam Spur says those who often have a sense of entitlement can feel like they have the right to act and do as they please — and those who end up in positions of power can be “natural risk-takers.”
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A psychologist has claimed that Boris Johnson’s sense of entitlement may explain why he appears to be facing disaster after disaster.
Behavioral expert and psychologist Dr. Pam Spur says those who often have entitlement can feel like they’re allowed to act and do whatever they want.
This, in turn, can lead to borders being pushed further and further – before scandals and catastrophes occur.
He also explained that those entering top positions in government are “natural risk takers”.
dr However, Spur also said that Johnson’s colorful personal life and an “unknown number of children are a high indicator of a risk-taking nature.”
It comes after Oliver Dowden confirmed he would be stepping down in the recent drama facing the Prime Minister.
A party source admitted that Dowden’s resignation letter was critical of the Prime Minister.
dr Here, Pam Spur explains why Johnson’s personality traits may be to blame for his scandal-ridden life
“In my work I have met many people like Boris Johnson who stagger from one difficult and challenging situation to the next but always emerge unscathed. I see people like this because loved ones have made ultimatums that they must change their ways.
“Going from one disaster to the next usually stems from certain personality traits, primarily a sense of entitlement. When someone feels highly qualified, as one of Johnson’s schoolmasters pointed out in a school report, they believe they are untouchable. They believe they are entitled to do what they want.
“Such a sense of entitlement is a powerful impetus for future action. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy that keeps pushing boundaries, as we’ve seen with Johnson on topics like Party-Gate.
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“Then there is a lack of empathy for others. In Johnson’s case, minister after minister will complete the daily briefings to soak up journalists’ allegations about their prime minister.
“Most people with a strong sense of empathy would realize that this puts their subordinates in a terrible position. For someone without empathy, they just don’t care. They expect the people they are responsible for to just go ahead with their orders.
“Many of those who end up in positions of power are also natural risk takers. This in turn means they push boundaries where others would hesitate and consider other options. In addition to his political decisions, Johnson’s personal life and an unknown number of children is a high indicator of risk-taking.
“The number of high-profile resignations as well as protests from various Conservative MPs about his behavior have also fallen on deaf ears. This speaks to an extreme confidence that you know best and that their opinions don’t matter as much as what you think about things.
“He also has a youthful quip that is often observed when answering journalists’ questions on serious subjects. This can reveal an immature move. The kind of naughty schoolboy who jokes about things they probably shouldn’t have done.
“And while they’re joking, they enjoy seeing people’s shocked reactions to their antics. They enjoy how they upset others.
“These and other qualities mean that Johnson needs to be squeezed out.
“However, if things get too stressful behind the scenes for Carrie Johnson – riding through these episodes while raising her young children – then that loved one could pressure him to resign.”
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