Basically, he's just now experiencing his first real pangs of Ni insight, which really floods the ego, at least in my experience.
That's a curious way to put it.
In Jungian terminology (and that of authors like Thomas Moore
), he is just starting into his individuation
journey. It's a tumultuous path that can be very confusing and volatile, as the subject tries to sort out existential questions, emotional troubles and questions of personal journey.
Some people go "within" to sort out this phase (usually manifesting as deep depression), but others go "without" and project their inner conflict as an outer drama involving the environment. He was the latter kind.
And it's just not the best idea to drag a forum into one's process that way. I think this was a fair call to make, both for the forum but for his journey. I wish him well. (And he should really get a psychologist)