Sam Ray

Sam is an international strategist, writer and traveler. He grew up in the multicultural SF Bay Area with a liberal teacher mother and conservative stockbroker father, which gave him a natural desire to bridge cultural and political differences. In the 2000s, Sam recognized a friend needed rescuing from a bully, so he studied bullying psychology. He later discovered he had accidentally become an expert in the psychology of narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths when others kept asking for help. Sam went on to write his dream book explaining America.

*Find Sam on Twitter @slipperyhero.

*Book link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HNQYCNY

*Hear him discuss narcissism on the Backwards & In High Heels podcast: tinyurl.com/37mv8cwu

PerQliar Kevin McCarthy

The PerQliar Case of Kevin McCarthy

Originally published April 21, 2021 As a Californian, I try not to think about Kevin McCarthy. Who likes thinking about their region’s most embarrassing people? However, since his slavish, sycophantic behavior towards trump has become world-renowned as he angles to

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The PerQliar Case of Kevin McCarthy

Originally published April 21, 2021 As a Californian, I try not to think about Kevin McCarthy. Who likes thinking about their region’s most embarrassing people? However, since his slavish, sycophantic behavior towards

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Vladimir Putin

The Putin Illusion: The Wizard of Id

This is the first of a two-part series. “The Putin Illusion: The Fragile Russian Doll” will appear on June 6. With Putin’s unprovoked and unjust invasion, siege, and destruction of Ukraine, it

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How Psychiatry Is Failing America

​​​Anyone who cares about facts, truth and reality understands knowledge is power, and any denial of knowledge usually results in a weakening of power.  Anyone who is always focused on themselves and

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Online Trolls

Dark Trolls: A Psychological Profile

Around 2014, instead of having more blow-ups with “conservative” friends on Facebook — which usually ended in resolving nothing, hurt feelings, and sometimes lost friendships — I went to Twitter to “scream

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The DeSantis Variant, Part 2

This is the second feature in a four-part series. Click here to read the first article. The next step in unraveling the mystery of where Gov. Ron DeSantis is on the narcissism

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The DeSantis Variant, Part 1

After studying Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, I was surprised to learn how little I knew about who he really is or his master plan. It is almost as if he purposely avoids

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Trump Is a Flying Monkey, Too

After writing about the need to view trump and his party of flying monkeys through a psychological lens, I was inspired to re-watch “The Wizard of Oz.” I wanted to see exactly

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Trump and His Party of Flying Monkeys

When it comes to the Republican Party, trump opened up a Pandora’s box in American politics. His behavior ultimately triggered an insurrection by his supporters, designed to overturn his presidential election loss.

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