An inability to love often causes an abnormal need to be loved.
“You don’t want to love — your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren’t positive, you’re negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you’ve got a shortage somewhere.” D.H. Lawrence
The need to be loved; the need to be liked; the constant manipulation of people to get them to like you is one marker of a defective personality, an abnormal mental state. They are abnormal cravings.
Psychologically this presents as an inability to appreciate other people’s mental states which is a well-established and stable cognitive deficiency in schizophrenia. Perhaps that explains some of the observed irrationality of the Insider Republicans at township and Sewer board meetings.
The 8/7/13 Water Board meeting shows the refusal to follow the rules by Ed Farling, acting chairman, Melissa Fialla, the Ed Rudolph provided attorney and Ex-Supervisor Don George. Why they cannot follow the rules is a subject for a book on political corruption but their refusal is visible on the video. The chairman could not get himself nor the meeting under control so he adjourned the meeting. The police were called. The evening ended without further incidents but the corrupt nature of the Water board, past and present, Charles Rehm and Michelle Held excepted, is a political embarrassment attached to the Insider Republicans of Northampton.