I am the Samurai, and I have an Eyore complex.
They tell us from an early age that admitting you have a problem is half the cure. Well… there you go. I have an Eyore complex.
For those of you who might not understand, I strongly suggest that you rent any of the Winnie the Pooh movies or shows and pay particular attention to the donkey.
That is not to say I am an ass, though there are many that would say that this is, indeed, the case. It is more that I have a particularly self destructive and self deprecating personality.
I have never been the type of person to see the good in myself or my accomplishments. It is just my nature and has been for so long, that I really do not know how to be any other way or how to teach myself to grow out of it. So I have learned to incorporate it into my sense of humor and overall personality.
There are certain places that I cannot mold this personality defect into, though. I mean, would you take someone who nicknamed themselves or had a website named “SamuraiEEyore” seriously… That is, of course, assuming that you take me or anything I have to say, seriously.
Wait… do not answer that. Let me have my moment of fantasy here.
But you see… there is a certain amount of good in being “Clinically EEyoric”. This is to say, always understanding that you are a magnetic well for all misfortune in the universe. It means that you grow up learning that there are certain truths in the universe that pertain only to you and affect only you, or so it might seem.
It is almost like being, dare I say… a Super Hero… at least in the sense that I seem to have the knack of taking away the bad luck of others and absorbing it myself. So would that actually be a Super Hero, or an Anti-Super Hero?
In reading up and doing a bit of research on the “Eeyore Effect” and the “Eeyore Complex”. it appears that there are a few others out there that seem to share this gift. I will not provide links to the sites that I have found, though I will say that they are easy to find if you to your searches right.
Now… I shall retreat to my secret lair and plot my next feat… coming up with a “Battle Cry”… Fare thee well!