Rhetorical and reasonable
This is an excellent break down of Pat's personality, well said. If only Pat could break down adipose like that.I know this type of personality very well. He married someone who won't talk back or is completely enamored of him in the sad, needful way only a serious codependency can create. His parents either long ago got tired of arguing with him or, as I suspect, think he's the most specialest boy on Earth and have helped create this behavior.
Other than that he has friend at just the right distance where they don't feel comfortable criticizing him or having a hard conversation. The type of friends you'll discuss sports and Marvel movies with but not fears, goals, needs and the sharing of advice and guidance. This is maintained by endlessly holding court and going on and on whenever people are around. You can tell just from the body language in Lappening photos.
He hangs out with people he perceives as lesser or beta to him so he can never have people say hey maybe you are wrong. This is why he hangs with "geek culture" but consider himself the Stealthy Geek. He's above it, you'd never expect such a cool guy in control to be hanging with the nerds.
His first wife had enough of this, as many first wives or college girlfriends do. She outgrows the attraction to the charisma and sees past it to the loser with mental problems underneath and realizes this isn't leading to the life she wants.
Patrick has created a world where nobody can touch the delusional self image he has in his mind. Anybody who is outside his circle is a atalker or a Trumptard or stupid or a Nazi and anybody in his circles his at arms length, codependent, submissive or has been otherwise cultivated to feed his narcissistic perception of self.
Nobody around him will tell him this is a horrible bad idea, and if they do they will be ignored, invalidated or ghosted completely.