Poor people are helpless against a senseless leader – they are as dangerous as a bully. Without good sense they will be a cruel tyrant.
Narcissists have a grandiose sense of self-importance. They exaggerate their achievements and expect to be recognized as superior, even when their accomplishments are ordinary. They fantasize attaining unlimited success or power. They believe they are special and require excessive admiration. They lack empathy and exploit others to achieve their own ends. They often envy others or believe others envy them. They are controlling because only they matter.
Only those with enough sense to hate dishonesty will lead a long time.
“You have known for a long time what you must do. You have sense enough. Don’t give way to drunkenness and incontinence of speech. Don’t give way to sensual lust and above all to the love of money. And close your taverns…if you can’t close all, at least two or three. And above all…don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect, he ceases to love and, in order to occupy and distract himself without love, he gives way to passions and coarse pleasures and sinks to bestiality in his vices…all from continual lying to other men and to himself.” – – Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Brothers Karamazov.