We apply the term "complicated" for folks like Eliot Spitzer.
In the July edition of VANITY FAIR, John Heilpern interviews the fallen hero. Spitzer still plays a smart-aleck role. For example, when asked about why so many pols are caught up in sex scandals, Spitzer turns the question on Heilpern with, "Is there a difference between politicians and anybody else? Or is it that the lives of politicians are so very public." Remember how also fallen John Edwards gave a reflective answer about how narcissism can take over a human being during a high-profile campaign.
On the other hand, Spitzer is not deluded. When Heilpern asks, "Do you think the scandal will ever go away?" Spitzer answered, "No. My obituary's written. And that is a very hard thing to live with."
During the interview, when pressed, Spitzer dodges the are-you-in-therapy issue. He concedes he is receiving wise counsel.