It has come to my attention that there seems to be a rampant streak of narcissistic people who have been in the news as of late. Politics always has them. The music industry? Uh. yeah! Actors? Well, where do you think the term ‘HollyWeird ‘ came from, they’re top tier nut jobs over there. And we all have known one, or at least will in our lifetime. But let’s get to some prime examples, shall we?
Case in point (don’t pretend to be shocked): Mr. Donald “I’ll do as I damn please because I had to “struggle” and make it on my own with a loan of a Million dollars my dad gave me, and that was tough, ya know? Oh, and I went to an elite boarding school for rich kid douche bags like me which had some military like structure, so that means I served and know what it’s like to serve in the military because it’s basically the same thing as going to Vietnam, ya know?” Trump.
Yeah, that shit heel is — I know you’ll be shocked — a classic narcissist.
I know, right! Shocking.
Now, before you go and jump on me and say, “Hey, keep your PhD to yourself, college!” I am not an expert on people with personality disorders, like Mr. Trump here. I do however have a brain with a stem attached and can see bullshit from, roughly, 10 football fields away… roughly. So that is why I can say with confidence, that yes, he’s a flaming, terminal narcissist as well having a myriad of other personality disorders.
Now if you don’t believe lil’ old me then perhaps you’ll take some fine professionals opinions. Some professionals who were so taken by the host of, shall we call them ‘symptoms’ that he displayed, they actually had to comment on it. An excerpt:
A striking number of leading mental health experts are concerned enough about the possibility of a Trump presidency that they’re willing to speak out, publicly, about the candidate’s “Textbook narcissistic personality disorder.”
During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, a professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, referred to Trump as “remarkably narcissistic,” while clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis used the term “Textbook narcissistic personality disorder,” to describe Trump.
Yeah, I know… but wait, there’s more!
Michaelis went on to explain,
“In the field we use clusters of personality disorders. Narcissism is in cluster B, which means it has similarities with histrionic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder. There are similarities between them.”
Going on, Michaelis described Trump’s constant belittling of other people as a ‘symptom’ of a deeper problem.
“To degrade people is really part of a cluster-B personality disorder: it’s antisocial and shows a lack of remorse for other people. The way to make it O.K. to attack someone verbally, psychologically, or physically is to lower them. That’s what he’s doing.”
Yeah, I’d say he’s a real cluster-B, too. 😉
Now for sure this can’t be news to people but I am still struck by the seemingly overwhelming amount of morons who don’t seem to see this in any way as worrying.
I’m not so worried that a man who wants to be President has a clinical personality disorder (well, I am but there have been many probably, and will be many more) I’m concerned that people just continue to laugh at the antics – and they are antics – of someone who, even in politics, is seen as a malignant narcissist.
Don’t think that’s a really bad thing (you probably are one) or just don’t know what a narcissist is really all about? Well here are some key characteristics to give you a better grasp of the mess you’re dealing with:
A person with narcissistic personality disorder:
- Reacts to criticism with anger, shame or humiliation
- Takes advantage of others to reach his or her own goals
- Exaggerates own importance
- Exaggerates achievements and talents
- Entertains unrealistic fantasies about success, power, beauty, intelligence or romance
- Has unreasonable expectation of favorable treatment
- Requires constant attention and positive reinforcement from others
- Disregards the feelings of others, lacks empathy
- Has obsessive self-interest
- Pursues mainly selfish goals
Sounds like a real peach, don’t you think? Or for some Class-A rapid morons: “Our next President!”
I won’t go on as there is too much to go into and not enough time on this Earth to do it all in. I will throw in one other persons name to the list real quick, however. Someone who I referenced earlier: Kanye.
Yes, him. I apologize profusely! First Trump, now Kanye… I’m so sorry.
Anyway, there is another case of someone who may greatly benefit from serious, serious, Serious counseling. So that’s why I started throwing around the ‘Kanye Complex’. I’m hoping someone in the field of psychiatry will pick it up then maybe they’ll get funding and who knows, in 10, 20 years… Kanye may be cured of what ails him.
I don’t believe it for a second, but one can hope, right?
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