Psychology is a fascinating subject, mainly because it involves trying to understand why people do what they do — especially when they do weird stuff. The term “weird stuff” is scientific term meaning ‘actions outside the accepted sociological norm.’
Why did Anthony Wiener send out those “provocative” photos of himself and engage in online sexual communications?
Well, just look at the guy. He’s a wimpy, nerdy looking guy who was probably picked on all through school. On top of his appearance, he has a funny surname, which undoubtedly provided more fodder for adolescent humor.
Most people with those things going against them wouldn’t get into politics, but he did, and has been successful. In the House, he hasn’t become just another Representative going with the flow. He has become a high-profile politician who speaks out on the House floor and regularly appears on TV news programs. He now has power over those who mocked and humiliated him earlier in his life, and with power comes corruption.
Perhaps there remains a bit of insecurity. Obviously, the guy works out a lot, but he still looks like a skinny little wimp when he wears a suit. That might explain for the need to expose himself though revealing photographs.
It’s an embarrassing situation for Weiner and his family. He should have just admitted that he screwed up and it might have just blown over. It’s really no big deal. Nobody got hurt. Sure he lied about it, but so what? George W. Bush lied us into war and didn’t have to resign. And that lie cost 100s of thousands of lives and about three trillion dollars.