“He pisses ice water.” This is what Donald Trump’s notorious mentor, attorney Roy Cohn, had to say about Donald’s empathy or caring about other people. This is a telling statement coming from Cohn who was an attorney for gangsters and Senator Joseph McCarthy during his 1950s discredited televised red-baiting anticommunist campaign known as McCarthyism. Cohn … Read more-Trump’s lack of EMPATHY: Sign of mental illness
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
Donald Trump is constantly going to confession but he doesn’t know it. What do I mean by that? I mean PROJECTION. Projection is the psychology term to describe accusing others of having objectionable qualities and impulses the accuser actually possesses. It is an immature self-defense mechanism where individuals deny they have certain offensive traits and … Read more-How Trump does confession
Monday I gave a lecture to a group of about fifty highly educated retirees about the mental illness Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The first thing I did was ask everyone to raise their hands if they had heard of this malady. Every hand went up. The fact that the subject of my talk was announced … Read more-The UNKNOWN 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.
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?
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?
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