One possible explanation is that he suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) (also known by the descriptive name Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder). Those with BPD are constantly trying to control the bubbling cauldron of intense emotions swirling around in their brains. They realize they cannot control their emotions so they have to find some other … Read more-Why is Donald Trump such a control freak?
It is generally accepted that Donald Trump has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. But does he also have the poorly understood Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? BPD is also known as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder which is a better name and gives people some idea of the signs and symptoms of the condition. In answering this question it … Read more-Trump, a Borderline & Narcissist?
Why is Donald Trump so emotionally unstable? Tony Schwartz who knows Trump well has an answer. Tony wrote Trump’s first book The Art of the Deal. Tony’s comments in The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump has this to say: “As we have seen countless times during the campaign and since the election, Trump can devolve … Read more-Trump Reacts but doesn’t Think
Donald Trump’s first book, The Art of the Deal, was actually authored by Tony Schwartz. He got to see Donald up close and personal for almost a year while collecting information to write the book. Tony’s comments in the book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump demonstrate one of the key character traits of … Read more-Does Trump lack “emotional skin?”
An important thing to know in trying to understand Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is the distinction between sufferers who are high-functioning and low-functioning. About 6% of the population has this condition but only one in four end up receiving the diagnosis. The ones who are diagnosed are usually the low-functioning individuals who are suicidal, self-mutilate, … Read more-High-Functioning Borderline Personality Disorder
Here are the 9 criteria to diagnose Borderline Personality Disorder compared to Trump’s behavior (he appears to meet 8 of them): 1. Relationship problems due to chronic faultfinding – YES 2. Reckless impulsivity (sex, spending – bankruptcies) – YES 3. Emotionally unstable – YES 4. Uncontrolled anger – YES 5. Self-mutilation and/or suicide attempts – … Read more-Short list of BPD criteria versus Trump’s behavior
Relationship problems due to chronically finding faults in others and anger are the two traits that best distinguish Borderline Personality Disorder from the other personality disorders (such as narcissistic personality disorder). Here are two examples showing these traits are very much embedded in Donald Trump’s character: Relationship Problems! Anger
Robert G. L. Waite wrote an extensive psychological biography, The Psychopathic God Adolf Hitler. His book was published in 1977, which was three years before the American Psychiatric Association officially recognized borderline personality disorder as a mental illness. Prior to 1980 these patients were generally given the unofficial diagnosis of “borderline personality,” which is the … Read more-Hitler had Borderline Personality Disorder
They are missing the likelihood that Donald Trump has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The two traits that best distinguish Borderline Personality Disorder from other mental illnesses are: 1. Relationship problems (due to chronically finding faults in themselves and others) 2. Anger Both of these traits are prominently displayed by Donald. Relationship problems — has anyone … Read more-What is the world missing in trying to understand Donald Trump?