-Does Trump lack “emotional skin?”

 

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 those with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). These individuals are so supersensitive that they are said to have “no emotional skin.” They have been likened emotionally to third-degree burn patients. Simply touching a third-degree burn patient causes extreme pain. Borderline individuals often perceive simple questions about themselves or minor perceived slights as attacks and often counterattack physically or verbally. That is why dealing with these individuals is said to be like Walking on Eggshells.

Here is what Tony Schwartz had to say about Donald Trump:

“Even 30 years later, I vividly remember the ominous feeling when Trump got angry about some perceived slight. Everyone around him knew that you were best off keeping your distance at those times, or, if that wasn’t possible, that you should resist disagreeing with him in any way.

In the hundreds of Trump’s phone calls I listened in on with his consent, and the dozens of meetings I attended with him, I can never remember anyone disagreeing with him about anything. The same climate of fear and paranoia appears to have taken root in his White House.”

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