How dangerous is President Donald Trump? The answer is that he is very dangerous, and what does that mean?
Malignant Narcissism Described by Psychologia.com
“If you are hearing about malignant narcissism for the first time, you may be wondering how is that different from narcissistic personality disorder or simply narcissism. Isn’t narcissism malignant in itself? …
“Narcissistic personality disorder is a destructive preoccupation with one’s own personal adequacy, power and prestige. People with this disorder crave for admiration, have an unreasonably strong sense of entitlement and are often preoccupied with unrealistic fantasies of success, beauty and ideal love. Unlike malignant narcissism, narcissistic personality disorder is defined as a mental illness in DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the Fifth Edition). …
“Campbells’ Psychiatric Dictionary defines malignant narcissism as a mix of narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, aggression and sadism. …
“the Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychology has described the film American Psycho as a screen illustration of malignant narcissism.”
Vanity Fair.com reports, “For mental-health professionals, Donald Trump is at once easily diagnosed but slightly confounding. ‘Remarkably narcissistic,’ said developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, a professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education. ‘Textbook narcissistic personality disorder,’ echoed clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis. ‘He’s so classic that I’m archiving video clips of him to use in workshops because there’s no better example of his characteristics,” said clinical psychologist George Simon, who conducts lectures and seminars on manipulative behavior. ‘Otherwise, I would have had to hire actors and write vignettes. He’s like a dream come true.’”
Officer.com shows us The Malignant Narcissist.
“Malignant narcissists seek omnipotence and total control, and will attempt to achieve those goals by any means. They will defy those in authority, challenge them, and attempt to demean them. Narcissists cast themselves as victims, justifying all of their feelings and actions. They blame all of their shortcomings on perceived enemies. …
“Malignant narcissists are predators who hunt easy prey. Being a predator puts the narcissist in the class of psychopathology; in fact all psychopaths are narcissists. Serial bullies, serial adulterers, gold-diggers, pedophiliac priests, rapists, child molesters, terrorists and serial killers are all examples of malignant narcissists. They prey on others simply for ego gratification. They are able to violate the rights of others because they are incapable of feeling empathy for anyone else. They tend to view others as objects or tools, to further exploit for their sense of entitlement. …
“There has been no real success in treating people with NPD. Those who commit the most heinous offenses are frequently repeat offenders (rapists, pedophiles, serial killers). There is no magic medicine to cure a personality disorder, and talk therapy isn’t the answer with predators.”
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Learn more about Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States:
‘Malignant narcissism’: Donald Trump displays classic traits of mental illness, claim psychologists. More and more mental health experts are sharing their diagnoses to warn the public
Some say President Donald Trump’s personality isn’t just flawed, it’s dangerous
NOTE: This morning on another forum, I was accused of an ad hominem attack for calling Donald Trump by the street name I have given him, Littlefingers. However, in some cases, ad hominem attacks can be non-fallacious; i.e., if the attack on the character of the person is directly tackling the argument itself. For example, if the truth of the argument relies on the truthfulness of the person making the argument—rather than known facts—then pointing out that the person has previously lied is not a fallacious argument.
The 45th President of the United States is a known conman, a fraud, a serial liar, an alleged serial sex offender, a malignant narcissist, and he has earned the street name of Littlefingers.
Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran with a BA in journalism and an MFA in writing, who taught in the public schools for thirty years (1975 – 2005).
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