Thursday, February 02, 2017

Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness, including 'malignant narcissism,' shrinks say

Gersh Kuntzman
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 4:00 AM

The time has come to say it: there is something psychologically wrong with the President.

The fuzzy outlines of President Trump's likely mental illness came into sharper focus this week: in two interviews with major networks, he revealed paranoia and delusion; he quadruple-downed on his fabrication that millions of people voted illegally, which demonstrated he is disconnected from reality itself; his petulant trade war with Mexico reveals that he values self-image even over national interest; his fixation with inaugural crowd size reveals a childish need for attention.

Partisans have been warning about Trump's craziness for months, but rhetoric from political opponents is easily dismissed; it's the water of the very swamp the President says he wants to drain.

But frightened by the President's hubris, narcissism, defensiveness, belief in untrue things, conspiratorial reflexiveness and attacks on opponents, mental health professionals are finally speaking out. The goal is not merely to define the Madness of King Donald, but to warn the public where it will inevitably lead.

(More here.)


Blogger Tom Koch said...

The shrinks could be correct. I wonder what the shrinks have to say about those who fear free speech at Berkeley?

6:31 PM  

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