The few days ago my wife and I were watching CNN and they were showing a clip of one of Donald Trump’s many rants. I have grown very tired of that self absorbed blow hard and, trying to express my serious distaste for the man, I told my wife, “You know I used to think the stuff that comes out of Trumps mouth was just an act, but now I am starting to believe that Trump believes that crap”, meaning that perhaps the man has some kind of mental problem. Now I have to admit that my wife and I have said some rather unkind things about other Republican Presidential candidates – my favorite is repeatedly calling Carson “dangerous” – but I didn’t know at the time how close to the mark I was with Trump.
Then today I read an article which was based on a piece which appeared in Vanity Fair where they interviewed four top mental health experts about whether Donald Trump has a personality disorder. The unanimous answer according to these experts is a definitive “yes”.
Here are a few excerpts from the article which I thought were rather interesting:
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.”
“George Simon, a clinical psychologist who specializes in manipulative personalities, told Vanity Fair that Trump is “so classic that I’m archiving video clips of him to use in workshops because there’s no better example of his characteristics.”
“For me, the compelling question is the psychological state of his supporters. They are unable or unwilling to make a connection between the challenges faced by any president and the knowledge and behavior of Donald Trump. In a democracy, that is disastrous,”
Also be sure to read through the list of traits which are use to describe people with narcissistic personality disorder and determine whether you think they describe Trump.
Also if you don’t read the entire article, be sure to at least skip to the end where a names of other people down through history believed to also have with narcissistic personality disorder are listed. I think you will find that list extremely interesting.
Here is the link to the article: Top US Psychiatrists Confirm Trump’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Textbook Case