Mentally Unfit for Any Office
Trump has a Mental Condition
and is Not Fit to Hold Office
From Mayo Clinic’s ‘Diseases and Conditions,’ defining Narcissistic Personality Disorder: a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others. Behind this mask of extreme confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism. People with narcissistic personality disorder may be generally unhappy and disappointed when they're not given the special favors or admiration they believe they deserve.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is written so clearly and so simply that the diagnosis is transparent. Here are the signs and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder:
- Have an exaggerated sense of self-importance. ☑︎ Trump
- Have a sense of entitlement and require constant, excessive admiration. ☑︎ Trump
- Expect to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it. ☑︎ Trump
- Exaggerate achievements and talents. ☑︎ Trump
- Be preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate. ☑︎ Trump
- Believe they are superior and can only associate with equally special people. ☑︎ Trump
- Monopolize conversations and belittle or look down on people they perceive as inferior. ☑︎ Trump
- Expect special favors and unquestioning compliance with their expectations. ☑︎ Trump
- Take advantage of others to get what they want. ☑︎ Trump
- Have an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others. ☑︎ Trump
- Be envious of others and believe others envy them. ☑︎ Trump
- Behave in an arrogant or haughty manner, coming across as conceited, boastful and pretentious. ☑︎ Trump
- Insist on having the best of everything — for instance, the best car or office. ☑︎ Trump
- “Trump suffers from malignant narcissism, a diagnosis [that is] far more toxic and dangerous than mere narcissistic personality disorder because it combines narcissism with three other severely pathological components: paranoia, sociopathy, and sadism. When combined, this perfect storm of psychopathology defines the ‘quintessence of evil, the closest thing psychiatry has to describing a true human monster.” (John Gartner, Ph.D., psychologist who taught at Johns Hopkins University Medical School for 28 years.). Gartner goes on to describe Trump’s narcissism (he knows “more about everything than anyone” and “has empathy for no one but himself”); paranoia (“his demonization of the press, minorities, immigrants, and anyone who disagrees with him, are all signs of paranoia”); sociopathy (“a diagnosis that describes people who constantly lie, violate norms and laws, exploits other people, and show no remorse”); and sadism (“He takes gleeful pleasure in harming and humiliating other people. He is undoubtedly the most prolific cyberbully in history.”).
- “Remarkably narcissistic.” (Developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education)
- “Textbook narcissistic personality disorder.” (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. Otherwise, I would have had to hire actors and write vignettes. He’s like a dream come true.” (Clinical psychologist George Simon, who conducts lectures and seminars on manipulative behavior)
- Trump tells two kinds of lies: the ones he tells others to scam them, and those he tells himself. “He lies because of his sociopathic tendencies. There's also the kind of lying he has that is in a way more serious, that he has a loose grip on reality." (Harvard psychoanalyst Lance Dodes)
- The change.org petition “Mental Health Professionals Declare Trump is Mentally Ill And Must Be Removed” topped out at 70,760 signatures before it closed, with many more shrinks having gone on the record with their diagnoses. The attendees of an April, 2017 Yale ethics conference, hosted by Bandy Lee, assistant clinical professor at Yale School of Medicine who specializes in the psychology of violence and was the editor of the New York Times bestseller The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, overwhelmingly concluded that concerning Trump, their psychiatric “duty to warn” in cases of danger to public health and safety far outweighed any other professional obligations. In office, Trump’s dangerousness is so profound that Bandy believes he meets the criteria for immediate intervention. “He, through his own words, has expressed an attraction to nuclear weapons, a preoccupation with nuclear weapons, and has even asked why we have them if we won’t use them,” she says. “When someone is dangerous, that is considered an emergency, so you try to get the person’s consent, but if they don’t offer it then you have no choice but to treat. And that’s an obligation; that’s not a choice on the part of the physician. There ought to be a political equivalent.”
- “President Trump’s grandiosity and paranoid retaliatory behaviors are so far beyond those shown by what in contrast could be called ‘ordinary narcissists’ that he requires a category beyond narcissism. The proper category would be ‘destructive dictator,’ because Mr. Trump, like Hitler and Stalin, has the personality of a grandiose-paranoid dictator who would destroy all he saw as his enemies while endangering the nation that he supposedly was advancing through his leadership. That puts him far beyond the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder into a much more dangerous zone for our nation.” (Henry J. Friedman, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School)
Kellyanne Conway's husband suggests Trump has Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Trump's Narcissistic Personality Disorder
As defined by Mayo Clinic, narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders — it’s a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of extreme confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. People with narcissistic personality disorder may be generally unhappy and disappointed when they're not given the special favors or admiration they believe they deserve. They may find their relationships unfulfilling, and others may not enjoy being around them. Treatment for narcissistic personality disorder centers around talk therapy (psychotherapy), but many professionals consider narcissists to be unchangeable.
Trump is falling apart under stress and his fitness for office is now being questioned more than ever. Over a dozen members of Congress met on Capital Hill in December, 2017 with Yale University psychiatry professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee, M.D., to assess Trump’s level of “dangerousness.” Dr. Lee warned: “He’s going to unravel, and we are seeing the signs.” More than 60,000 mental health professionals have already signed a petition from John Gartner, Ph.D., founder of Duty to Warn, an organization intent on warning our country that we are in dire trouble due to our president’s mental instability, which states that they believe that “Trump manifests a serious mental illness that renders him psychologically incapable of completely discharging the duties of President of the United States.”
Trump definitely has a narcissistic personality disorder, but is he technically “mentally ill?” I certainly hope not because the courts rarely criminally prosecute the mentally ill, and Trump has knowingly duped the voters and knows exactly the damage he’s doing to this country. He needs to be ousted and criminally prosecuted.
The Unstable, Dysfunctional, Malignant Narcissist
On 1/6/18, Trump took to Twitter again to condemn speculation over his mental state in wake of the newly released Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury, self-proclaiming that he is “very smart” and “a stable genius.” Yeah, right! We get it. That’s like an alcoholic self-diagnosing and trying to convince us of his own sobriety while sipping a scotch in one hand and holding the nearly empty bottle in the other. A tiger doesn’t change the color of its stripes. It’s yet another wishful fabrication from the mouth of Trump, the raging narcissist! Besides, Trump doesn’t have the option or luxury of self-diagnosing. We’ll let qualified psychiatrists and psychologists do that. And Trump’s not on The Apprentice any more where he sets all the rules on a reality show. He’s a public servant now, and he works for us; not the other way around. The nation already knows that Trump is an unstable, malignant narcissist, one who displays pervasive patterns of grandiosity to the degree where social functioning is impaired. As a matter of fact, let’s look closely at some of the professionally recognized, certifiable and noticeable symptoms of the narcissistic personality to determine how many of them describe Trump. (Answer: all ten).
- Excessive self-importance.
- Preoccupied with fantasies of power, success, beauty, intelligence, love.
- Focus on self, with little empathy for others.
- Behaving in an arrogant and entitled manner.
- Manipulating others to achieve own ends.
- Seeking constant admiration, praise and approval.
- Envious of others and thinks others are envious.
- One-sided relationships (it’s all about them and their needs).
- Harsh punishment of those who criticize or do not help.
- Exaggeration of achievements and abilities.