QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Mon 28th December 2009, 4:18pm)
I think Somey's nailed our dear friend here. He missed being the center of attention the way he was when he was up for RFA. Why he hasn't run for RFB is beyond me, it's the obvious Next Step in the Ladder of WikiNarcissism.
I'm not sure I should say this, but I think Kelly may have misunderstood me - I meant that his user page layout, since it's not very attractive, tends to suggest that he isn't
a narcissist. As for his asking for public criticism as a form of attention-seeking, that's not especially narcissistic either - it's more likely to be a sign of insecurity, a depressive tendency, or even just-plain boredom. (Real narcissists don't court criticism and then act on it; they demand praise, and they feel betrayed when they don't get it.)
I don't personally interact with any of these people (unless they register accounts here), so all I usually have to go on is what they do on Wikipedia, but I don't really get the bad vibes from this guy. Maybe I'm going soft, or maybe it's because he reminds me a little bit of myself (wrt politics and history, mostly), but... I've seen a lot worse.