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, claiming 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! 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 his fake and failed reality show. He’s a public servant now, and he works for us; not the other way around. The nation already knows what a stupid, unstable, malignant narcissist Trump is. As a matter of fact, let’s look closely at some of the professionally recognized, certifiable and noticeable symptoms of the narcissistic personality and see 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.
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 in December, 2017 with Yale University psychiatry professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee, M.D., on Capital Hill 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 indicted and criminally prosecuted.