Curtis Lloyd will not be appearing on Crime Wire, Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
We will continue to cover the case.
Here is something posted on my Facebook wall of interest to readers about Narcissists:
Narcissists crave to be the center of attention. These individuals often come across as exciting and entertaining, especially in the beginning, but beneath this garb of being happy-go-lucky, they are aggressive and highly manipulative in nature. In the long run, their true colors do surface, but then, it is usually too late for the person on the receiving end to change their initial attitude towards the narcissist. As for the narcissist, it usually means that it is time to find someone else who will continue to fuel her false ego. Narcissists are always on the lookout for people who can help them maintain their high sense of self-image. They themselves feel that they are very special, and hence deserve to be treated in a special manner. At the same time, they conveniently avoid people who hold the mirror to them. Since narcissists are emotionally very shallow, they find it very easy to snap ties with people around them. Narcissists are nothing short of self-centered individuals, who don't give a hoot about how others feel - even when they themselves are hypersensitive. Such behavior is usually attributed to a lack of empathy, or their inability to put themselves in other people's shoes.
Narcissists are hypersensitive to insults, defeats and criticism, and often tend to react aggressively when faced with such situations. When rejected, they often end up overreacting, even going to the extent of punishing those who refuse to acknowledge their sense of grandiosity. Being on the receiving end of a narcissist's ire is never healthy for anyone, because revenge is usually a mission for them. Moreover, they don't make it obvious when they are hurt, either because they are introverts or simply because they can't see other people getting an upper hand over them.
Narcissists are preoccupied with fantasies related to power, wealth, success and love. Manipulative as they are, they don't hesitate in playing the victim card when they realize that their assertiveness is not having the desired effect.
In normal circumstances, when we know that the person we are interacting has been a 'victim' (of anything, for that matter), we tend to go into a sympathetic mode, trying to console them. This, in turn, makes us more vulnerable to exploitation by narcissists who are well-acquainted with the tricks of playing the victim. Their ability to shift roles from tormentor to victim and back, is quite amazing. If you know that you are dealing with a narcissist, you need to be on guard - in that case, you are of no use to that person, and hence you are more likely to be dumped.