Josh Powell and the Fulfillment of Narcissism

5 Feb

Just over two years ago, Susan Powell disappeared from her Utah home.  Her husband, Josh, shared a not-so believable story about how he had taken his kids on a camping trip and when they returned, Susan was gone.  The story is the same, with different characters and shattered lives.

Today, Josh Powell decided that since he just lost a custody battle for his kids, that no one else would have his kids, either.  Around noon today as a social worker arrived to supervise Josh’s visit with his children, he pulled his kids inside and the house exploded.  Josh and his kids were all killed.

The question I have is: why is anyone surprised?  This is how narcissistic sociopaths operate.  Men who would kill their wives will never have a problem with killing their children.  Yet the courts gave him the rights that he so willingly deprived of his wife and today, of his children.

Today, my prayers are with the survivors.  I’m thankful that Susan Powell’s children are in God’s hands where they cannot ever be touched again by an evil and selfish earthly father.  But we need to wake up as a society and protect the innocent.  Be advocates for abused women and the children that all rely on us to do the right things for them.  Susan can’t be saved now.  Neither can her children.  But the 8 women that will be killed tomorrow in the United States can still be saved.

Today, please go to  It will help save lives NOW!






13 Responses to “Josh Powell and the Fulfillment of Narcissism”

  1. shanyns February 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    We need to speak up and step out – our silence is nothing more than a silent assent to darkness and evil. Thanks for shouting this so loudly!

  2. wildninja February 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    Thank you for sharing these thoughts. It’s yet another case that’s hitting too close to home, too close to too many people I know.

    I found a WordPress blog that hasn’t been used in awhile but it says it’s the official blog for Susan’s case:

    Other relevant sites are:!/pages/The-Susan-Cox-Powell-Foundation/235316293180751?sk=wall&filter=1

  3. eiowieru February 6, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    stupid Neil!

    • Neil Schori February 7, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

      Strangest comment of the day award!

      • wildninja February 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

        Well, stupid is one thing you’re definitely not…

      • Neil Schori February 11, 2012 at 8:45 am #

        Thank you! A little affirmation goes a long way!

  4. kim February 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Narcissism is not recognized by law enforcement or the courts simply because narcissists are very good liars and deceivers and have the ability and knowledge on how to manipulate people. Kyron Horman, the little boy missing for nearly two years from Portland, Oregon is likely a victim of his narcissistic and probably sexually abusive father yet his dad is manipulating the media and law enforcement and blaming his soon to be ex wife for Kyron’s disappearance.

    • Neil Schori February 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm #


      Thanks for your comments. If police officers were more thoroughly trained to detect personality disorders, I’m convinced that more of these cases would be solved. Narcissists know exactly how to appear to be thoughtful and caring…SO THAT they get their way. Sociopaths are acutely aware that they are different and go to great lengths to mimic “healthy” behavior so as to go unnoticed by the general public.

      Praying for justice to come,


  5. Tina Swithin February 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    This is my worst fear– my x husband is NPD and the courts are failing me.


  6. cheryl cumberford February 11, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    Josh Powell was clearly a person with a long history of disturbing behavior! Growing up in what appears to be a very dysfunctional family.Sister in total denial of what her brother was and what he wasn’t capable of doing. Actions speak louder than words! His actions from the past up to present were a perfect indicator of his sadistic capabilites.Just because those precious little boys were always excited to see their daddy is in no way an indication he was mentally stable to take care of his boys and he should have them over the grandparents. It’s called unconditional love! All children love their parents in this manner. That sick twisted monstor was so undeserving of that love from his boys ! He shouldnt have had any contact at all! Josh’s father should be held accountable for his part in all this tragedy! Porn appears to have played a part in the demise of Josh and his family. Wouldn’t be surprised at all if sexual abuse had occured in Josh’s family. Starting with his fatherand his siblings and Josh carried it on to his family. How bad does a parent have to be in this country before our laws say you are unfit as a parent? Forget justifing these sick predators as normal and nice,based on how they look and sound! Ever heard about the “Sheep in Wolf Clothing?”Wake up everyone they are everywhere!

  7. cheryl cumberford February 11, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    Correction on my previous comments. “Wolf in Sheep Clothing!

  8. Bobbie February 16, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    My ex husband is a diagonsed narcisist and would be completely capable of doing the same thing. Unfortunately, no one listens or if they do, they do nothing. I just keep waiting for when he finally crosses the line that noone can ignore.

  9. wildninja February 22, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    Neil, I’m sure you know, but there’s a pilot for a new show hosted by Susan Murphy Milano on YouTube and it discusses the Powell case with guests:

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