I see it as a perfectly decent kind man being run in circles by a egotistical snob. David Letterman - in my opinion - gets away with higher levels of jerkiness because he attempts to mask it (poorly, I think) behind "I'm more intelligent than you, and don't insult me unless I do it first". I recognize this behavior as NFJ hostage-taking and I really hate it. Richard Simmons acts one way. David Letterman reserves the right to change his approach on people anytime he sees fit.
When Madonna and Cher both ripped him a new one, I was overjoyed.
eNFJ 4w3 sx/so 468 tritype
EII-Fi subtype, Ethical/Empath, Delta/Beta
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