“Her excess reaction – including her interview with Uroš Slak – remind me of some of my patients or clients who come to me for a second opinion or consultations after they are diagnosed by a psychiatrist with some undefined personality disorder or perhaps even bipolar disorder,” Roman Vodeb, an expert in psychoanalysis commented on the behaviour of the Speaker of the National Assembly, Urška Klakočar Zupančič, who believes that the symptoms actually have a very consistent symbolic structure and are also very telling. The article has been read by 57 thousand readers of Nova24TV. You can read the article in its entirety below.
When photos from the filming of the “boxing showdown” in the National Assembly –between the Member of Parliament Dejan Zavec and the Speaker of the National Assembly Urška Klakočar Zupančič – recently went viral on social media, they drew many heated reactions, most of which were negative. “Those people who spoiled the surprise for the children and made such a bad use of this symbolic gesture should be ashamed of themselves,” said Klakočar Zupančič in response to the reactions. “No, Ms Klakočar Zupančič – those who put you at the helm of the National Assembly should be ashamed of themselves. A cheap circus-like self-promotion show is neither appropriate nor worthy of being used for the encouragement and expression of support for children and parents in the haemato-oncology ward of the Paediatric Clinic,” replied a renowned psychologist Dr Kristijan Musek Lešnik. But the Speaker of the National Assembly’s excesses did not end there.
“After all, it practically does not matter what the public thinks about this film, because it was not intended for the public,” Klakočar Zupančič, convinced that she was right, said on the news show 24ur this evening – adding that it only became public after the Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka – SDS) group of MPs sent its letter of protest. However, the host of the show did not agree with her claims, as he responded: “Of course it is important, you are the Speaker of the National Assembly, after all, the representative of one of the three branches of government, and it is important how you behave and what you communicate.” Roman Vodeb also took to Twitter and said that Klakočar Zupančič “absolutely does not understand” the concept of the symbolic (and the concept of the symptom). According to him, the Speaker of the National Assembly does not distinguish between the symbolic and the symbolical, and her boxing match is primarily symptomatic. We asked him for clarification.
The symptoms actually have a very consistent symbolic structure and are very telling “I don’t know whether she is merely manic or whether she also has delusions of application,” wrote Vodeb, who had previously commented on Klakočar Zupančič’s performance with the comment, “She has – in the (constant) phase of hypomania – megalomaniac rationalisations – in the rank of delusions of application.” He then clarified what he meant – Urška Klakočar Zupančič has, in his opinion, a very particular personality structure. “Embracing some latent (psychic) woundedness with her “crazy”, i.e. strange ideas and outbursts, she seems to me as a personality – as a woman – rather disoriented, “disturbed”. In her unconscious – in her repressed core that has been pushed to the side – she has certain unprocessed contents that give rise to various symptoms or disoriented outbursts – from her red stilettos to dancing in front of an honourable military platoon on the red carpet or her choleric verbal outbursts in the National Assembly,” Vodeb further assessed, explaining that all of these symptoms actually have a very consistent symbolic structure, and they are also very telling.
A characteristic of such “wounded souls” is that they have no self-reflection or self-censorship abilities
According to Vodeb, the characteristic of such “wounded souls” is that they have no self-reflection or self-censorship abilities. They do not think for a moment that they are making a mistake, that they are doing something wrong. Their rationalisations have a specific, i.e. “iron” (rigid) logic. They are so self-deluded that they do not even notice their own donkey’s ears, even though the public does, Vodeb pointed out. He added that, in a way, it is no wonder that she does not find her boxing strange (nor her red stilettos, tattoos, piercings, dancing on the red carpet, etc.). In Vodeb’s opinion, Klakočar Zupančič probably does not listen to anyone, because she obviously has an ego bigger than the universe. Prime Minister Robert Golob has probably given up on her already, although it does seem – and politically it would very be wise (for the Freedom Movement party and the whole coalition and the country) – that she will soon be removed to some “dump ground” of unsuitable or incompetent, i.e. harmful or written-off, political cadres.
“Her excess reaction – including her interview with Uroš Slak – remind me of some of my patients or clients who come to me for a second opinion or consultations after they are diagnosed by a psychiatrist with some undefined personality disorder or perhaps even bipolar disorder. To me, Klakočar Zupančič actually seems as if she were in some kind of hypomania. It is the phase of permanent psychic arousal from the manic register – without the phases of depression – which also underlies her emotional, i.e. choleric, lapses. I doubt, however – although this is also possible – that she would allow herself to be ‘drugged’ with any kind of stimulant drugs. Well, anything is possible in Slovenian politics, especially the left (anarcho)liberal part,” said Roman Vodeb, an expert in the field of psychoanalysis.