Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Shrinks like empathy buzzword
I had a court psychologist, Ken Perlmutter, do a $20k child custody evaluation. For that, he said that I lacked empathy. He did not even seem to know what the word meant, and just used it as a buzzword whenever he wanted to criticize me.
He also said that he does not understand why I would dislike being falsely labeled a child abuser. If anyone lacks empathy, it is Perlmutter.
Meanwhile, a common criticism of President Barack Obama is that he lacks empathy. For example, today's Doonesbury cartoon ridicules him for that. I wonder how Obama would survive a child custody evaluation.