Kim Richards’ interview with Dr. Phil aired on Tuesday and McGraw tried to explain Kim’s behavior to viewers. He says Kim is very controlling by nature and that she deflects her problems onto others.
“Addicts and alcoholics are great at deflecting, and I think she’s shown a lot of that behavior. I’m not real good at letting people do that; as a result I think that can be very frustrating when you don’t let people wiggle, and I don’t let people wiggle. I didn’t let her wiggle, and think it was very frustrating for her,” he explained when promoting the interview before it aired. “Well, I’ll let people decide whether this was a storm-out or an anxiety storm, but again, when that’s their stock and trade of deflect, change the subject, control, manipulate, and you take those things away from them, they kind of run out of coping energy, and I think when it happens, you’ve gotta have a big anxiety rush — and I think that’s a lot of what’s going on.”
In conclusion he says, “I like Kim, think she seems like a nice woman. I met her children during the interview as well, they seem like really good kids. Somebody’s done something right along the way to have kids that turned out that well, so overall I came away with a positive impression of her, but think that obviously she has some things she needs to deal with.”
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