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Sat Dec 19, 2020, 10:13 AM

'Sadistic and amoral': Mental health expert performs postmortem on the 'pathological' Trump

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1. General Impressions – Trump is a 74-year old man who, based on thousands of pieces of audio, video, and written evidence, is not a complex individual. His thought process, written and speaking skills, and vocabulary are limited, immature, and concrete in nature. He often uses terms like “powerful” and “beautiful” for items and ideas that are abstract and not physically present. The content of his hundreds of rallies did not change substantively and were quite repetitive to the point of becoming overly trite. His emotional range is limited and largely “flat” with excitations seen in the form of anger, rage, and combativeness with positive emotions, as evidenced by laughing or smiling, in situations in which it is not appropriate (incongruent), sadistic, or as a result of narcissistic supply (i.e., someone has paid him a compliment or he is on a rally stage). In fact, it is in response to crowd chants such as “We love you!,” “Four more years,” and “Fight for Trump” that we see the biggest grins on Trump – in a manner very much akin to taking a drug “hit.”

2. Grandiosity – Trump has routinely and chronically displayed grandiosity or the sense that he is superior, special, and without equal. His most commonly used phrases show this grandiosity: “the likes of which you’ve never seen,” “[never/for the first time] in history,” “more than anyone thought possible.” Trump uses this type of language so often that it becomes meaningless and it lacks any specificity or substance. The claims are so vague that they are, as many reporters have noted, exceedingly difficult to debate.

3. Mendacity/Lying – Donald Trump has told over 20,000 lies since taking office in January of 2017 with PolitiFact recently naming the President’s lies about the deadly coronavirus (e.g., “we are rounding the corner on pandemic”) as the “lie of the year.” The sheer volume of lies, from little white lies to those with deadly consequences, shared by this President is enough to disorient and confuse the public. But, in general, these lies serve the purpose of creating and maintaining Trump’s narcissistic fantasyland. To be clear, while some are strategic and some are pathological, they are uttered in an in-the-moment-effort by Trump to “win” the moment, escape being cornered or exposed. As to whether he believes them or not, it depends on the circumstances. He only needs the slightest possibility of truth (i.e., that he was the victim of a deep state conspiracy) for the lie to soothe his fragile and often injured ego. Terrifyingly, most of the lies are not only untrue but the exact opposite of the truth. For example, we have had a 9/11’s worth of deaths daily for over a week; a statistic nowhere near “rounding the corner.”

4. Ego Protection/Delusion/False Narrative/Alternate Reality – The inability to admit mistakes or flaws is not mutually exclusive from the aforementioned lying as the two behaviors are interrelated. In this disordered personality, there can be no flaws and, as such, one’s followers, colleagues, and the public should never see flaws, ever. This strict “code” explains why Trump will add the word “and” or “or” in between a misspoken word or phrase and the correct one. During his first State of the Union, for example, Trump referred to a member of our Homeland Security force as “DJ” before adding “He goes by DJ. And CJ. He said call me either one.” In recent rallies, Trump has referred to new missiles that are both “hydrosonic and hypersonic.”

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https://www.rawstory.com/2020/12/antisocial-sadistic-and-amoral-mental-health-professional-performs-postmortem-on-the-pathological-trump-presidency/



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Roisin Ni Fiachra Dec 2020 OP
North Shore Chicago Dec 2020 #1
lindysalsagal Dec 2020 #2
mucifer Dec 2020 #3
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dalton99a Dec 2020 #5

Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 11:37 AM

1. +1 gazillion trillion

In a nutshell!

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Response to North Shore Chicago (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 12:04 PM

2. 2 gazillion

Complete sociopath. He's worse than Jeffrey Dahmer. (Sadly, I got that spelling right.)

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 12:28 PM

3. Yes, I think people who say he doesn't care is letting him off the hook he is a psychopath

and a sadist.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 12:33 PM

4. All of these facts were known before Chump got elected

If the media journalists and pundits had done their job and exposed this circus freak, he never would have become president in the first place. What's happening now would have never happened under President Hillary Clinton's watch.


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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 12:55 PM

5. Typical trait among Republicans


Trump just runs his mouth more and makes it obvious


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