-Why does Donald Trump believe he does not have to live by the same rules as other people?

There is a name for this thought pattern in psychology. It is called feelings of ENTITLEMENT. Individuals with this thinking feel the world and everyone in it are there to serve them. It can also be expressed by the statement “It’s all about me.” People with this entitlement mentality put themselves first and place unreasonable … Read more-Why does Donald Trump believe he does not have to live by the same rules as other people?

-Malignant Narcissism only partially explains Donald Trump.

The 27 mental health experts who wrote the book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump generally agree that Donald Trump suffers from Malignant Narcissism. This mental illness can roughly be thought of as a combination of narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder with sadism and paranoia added. Malignant narcissism does not adequately explain why … Read more-Malignant Narcissism only partially explains Donald Trump.

-We have all the information we need to diagnose Donald Trump

Psychiatrists and psychologists are saying they cannot make psychological diagnoses of Donald Trump because they have not personally examined him. This is a false statement. Psychological diagnoses are not made using blood tests, x-rays, stethoscopes, or biopsies. Professionals make diagnoses by observing behavior and hearing what people have to say or refuse to say. They … Read more-We have all the information we need to diagnose Donald Trump

-For Trump, “feelings create facts” instead of facts creating facts!

Unfortunately, this is the typical thought process that goes on in the minds of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). For people with this mental illness, once they feel a particular way about some topic, it becomes a fact in their mind. They seek confirmation of their beliefs even from untrustworthy sources. They do not … Read more-For Trump, “feelings create facts” instead of facts creating facts!

-Chronic Faultfinding = Sign of a Mental Illness.

Monday, the first sentence of a New York Times article stated “President Donald Trump spent the eve of his first summit with President Vladimir Putin of Russia finding fault with allies, Barack Obama and the news media…” I emphasize the “finding fault” part of the sentence since chronically finding faults in others and themselves is … Read more-Chronic Faultfinding = Sign of a Mental Illness.

-Should people offer OPINIONS as to possible mental illnesses in others?

Today I gave a presentation to a group of about fifty people who were interested in learning more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). One individual said she took issue with reducing people to a collection of symptoms. She emphasized the point that these patients are in a great deal of pain. She also said only … Read more-Should people offer OPINIONS as to possible mental illnesses in others?

-What explains Trump’s Delusions?

Much of a Borderline’s (person suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder – BPD) thinking is based on delusions, which are false beliefs that cannot be altered by logic, reason, or facts. Possibly the simplest way to understand how a Borderline thinks is explained by these two statements, “feelings create facts” and “emotions hijack logic.” This thought … Read more-What explains Trump’s Delusions?

-Trump’s Anger!

Trump’s Anger! “Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights).” This type of anger is one of the nine criteria used to diagnose Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) according to the American Psychiatric Association in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th Edition). What I … Read more-Trump’s Anger!

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