With Bieber we went from spitting, to paparazzi punching, on to allegedly egging a neighbouring mansion, also drinking and driving, over-self-medicating, then street racing in an irresponsible fashion. That nice-boy façade was wearing a little thin. Time to spice things up for enhanced commercial success. Pick up popularity with male followers perhaps.
More publicity means J.B. (not Jail Bird) stands to receive even more money from royalties and record sales, inflating his sense of power and fueling more out-of-control conduct.
When he spit off a Toronto hotel balcony as a gift to fans standing below he was handing the world a business card to his maladjustment profile. Other anti-social incidents would follow, predictably.
An ongoing study by four major US business schools examines the factors governing inflated feelings of power and entitlement and their relationship to lawbreaking and rule breaking. It points to physical space and body stances as key factors in triggering chemical changes in the body that mark a Type A aggressive personality.
Bieber’s big cars, big house, big money, big moves, apparently all factors in his slide from grace.