Fears of abandonment is likely what is driving Donald Trump’s revengeful stripping away of the security clearance from former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan. It could also be driving his plans to withdraw the security clearances of others in our security agencies who have spoken out against or do not support his actions. Profound … Read more-Trump’s revenge is about abandonment fears
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?
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.
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!
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.
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! “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!
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