He is gorgeous, swarthy and confident. Jason, the new investigator on the series, “The Good Wife” swept in at the beginning of the season and has become the “bad boy” of the show. He flagrantly lies, has been disbarred for punching a judge and he is using his sex appeal to blind Alicia to his true colours.
But is he a narcissist? The writers dropped that possibility into the plot when Alicia called for a job reference and the man she was speaking to asked if she was thinking of hiring Jason. When she replied that she was, the man emphatically said, “No, no, no, no” and then went on to explain what a narcissist is and what they can do to your life.
So far, the writers have many of the characteristics bang on. He is attractive, confident, flexible with the truth, oblivious to laws and social conventions and for all appearances has been very successful. Or at the very least, he is able to demand top dollar for his services. He is also “new in town” which is characteristic. Once people become aware of a narcissist, the narcissist has no choice but to leave and start over in a new town.
Jason mentioned last episode that he is up all night. This is my personal experience of the narcissists that I have known, but I don’t know if this is an actual “trait”. Let me know if the narcissist in your life sleeps erratically.
So we’ll have to see what develops this week. If Jason turns out to be a narcissist it will go a long way to helping “others” understand why people get involved with them in the first place. We know Alicia has one foot in the door.
A narcissist on “The Good Wife”? We don’t know yet for sure.