Understatement of all Time: Trump showing signs of ‘malignant narcissism’: Psychologists

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Editor’s note:  What if Trump, Bannon, Sessions, DeVos and the handlers, Netanyahu, Sater and those we don’t know, were all criminally insane, leading a pack of cowards and sheep?  Suggest reruns of Trump’s TV performances and interviews will answer this question.  Meliana’s decision not to move into the White House is a separation, the best she can do so she doesn’t die in a mysterious car accident of JFK Jr. type plane crash.  Fear.

Mental health professionals are warning that US President Donald Trump is showing “classic signs” of mental illness, including “malignant narcissism.”

For decades, psychologists and psychiatrists have kept silent about their diagnostic opinions of public figures in accordance with ethical rules set out by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

US President Donald Trump (file photo)

However, psychologists have begun questioning Trump’s state of mind because of the type of temperament and behavior he has displayed during his public appearances.

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Most recently, John D. Gartner, a practicing psychotherapist who taught psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, said Trump “is dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president,” according to The Independent.

Gartner believes Trump shows signs of “malignant narcissism,” which is defined as a combination of narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, aggression and sadism.

Other psychologists agree with Gartner’s diagnostic view of Trump.

“Narcissism impairs his ability to see reality so you can’t use logic to persuade someone like that,” clinical psychologist Dr. Julie Futrell told NY Daily News.

“Three million women marching? It doesn’t move him! Advisers point out that a policy choice did not work? He won’t care,” she said.

Mental health experts have even created a group, called Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism, which has published a manifesto on Trump.

“As psychotherapists practicing in the United States, we are alarmed by the rise of the ideology of Trumpism, which we see as a threat to the well-being of the people we care for and to American democracy itself,” the group wrote in their manifesto.

“We cannot remain silent as we witness the rise of an American form of fascism. We can leverage this time of crisis to deepen our commitment to American democracy.”

Demonstrators protest outside Downing Street against US President Donald Trump in central London on January 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The professionals claim Trump is displaying warning signs such as scapegoating and banishing those who are seen as threats; degrading, ridiculing, and demeaning rivals and critics; as well as fostering a cult of “the strong man” who appeals to fear and anger.

They also criticize the president for showing little concern for truth and feeling no need for rational persuasion.

During the 2016 presidential race, his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, famously claimed that Trump was “temperamentally unfit” for the job.

Trump has come under immense criticism at home and aboard over a number of his policy initiatives, including his most recent executive order closing the nation’s doors to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

5 COMMENTS

  1. “Melania might well be better deported than what we see, a quite probable nightmare of physical abuse. We are finally going to see a president that puts out a real kill list, not the fake news kind that was attributed to Bush or Clinton. Trump is a real deal killer psychopath.”

    This rubbish was quite obviously composed by a writer with a limited knowledge of English and they display a total disregard for the meaning of “Fake News” as do most of the VT team these days.

  2. America now enters the dark tea time of it soul.
    And I thought we didn’t have Nixon to kick around anymore…..
    How soon before we witness sanctioned murders of witnesses, independent journalists….how about a few priests…we got lots of practice of that in Latin America.
    How soon America, before it openly operates bases like Gitmo right here in the states?
    How soon before it will be Watergate all over again? Well if Nixon knew and Agnew knew and Agnew knew enough to stay out of jail what will keep Trump and his jackals out of jail?
    Will we be seeing bumper stickers saying”Free the Trump Towers 500?
    Another Attica…you bet!
    Another Lt. Calley you gonna get!
    We’ve got another Mad Dawg and this time it ain’t Lester Maddox it’s Lester Mattis.
    How soon before the ghosts of Haldeman, Erlichman, Mitchell and Dean
    rise up again and destroy what’s left of the dream?
    America ain’t got any time left
    The jewish rats scurryin’ down wall St. to steal what’s left
    while the middle class is watching its own demise.

    • Just remember what happened to Gary Webb and Danny Caselaro, and the twenty other journalists murdered in America.
      How soon America before Chicago erupts and the Army Reserve opens fire on college campuses?
      How soon before protesters are summarily arrested and sent to prison for practicing the right of free speech?
      How soon America?
      How soon?
      How soon before the KKK burns a cross on the White House lawn?
      How soon America?
      How soon?

  3. “a quite probable nightmare of physical abuse”… or psychological torture expected to perform thrown between the extremes of prisoner and first lady… with more than empathy and deep concern for her

  4. The hidden salami is now being exposed and revealed in plain sight.
    Grandpa, how did the second and third American Revolution start?

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