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Tue Aug 28, 2018, 12:32 AM

9. I don't think it's even pleasure he feels ...

… so much as a lessening of his own pain.

If he humiliates someone, it makes him feel superior to them.

If he spews vitriol at someone, it makes him feel less vulnerable himself.

If he seeks revenge on someone, it makes him feel “safe”, because he thinks he’s incapacitated an enemy who had the power to hurt him.

Sadly, I’ve known a couple of men like this. They don’t really derive pleasure from anything. Even when they are praised, they don’t enjoy it – because they’re too busy assessing that the praise wasn’t high enough, the applause wasn’t loud enough, the accolades weren’t as worshipful as they should have been.

IMHO, Donald Trump has no capacity for feeling pleasure – or happiness.

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