Saturday, March 23, 2019

Trump: Narcissistic Personality Disorder



George Conway diagnoses Trump with Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Washington Examiner
March 18, 2019

George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, suggested Monday that President Trump has narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder.

Conway is a lawyer, without qualifications in psychology. That did not stop him from tweeting two pages from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders after stating that Trump's behavior was "a product of his pathologies" and retweeting another lawyer saying Trump was "a deranged nutcase."

The pages outlined the diagnostic criteria for narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. Conway, 55, and Kellyanne Conway, 52, married in 2001 after being introduced by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter. They have four children together.

Conway's Monday morning amateur diagnoses came after he said he thinks Trump’s mental state is deteriorating after a slew of Sunday tweets from the president, on subjects ranging from the possibility of a federal investigation into “Saturday Night Live” to what he viewed as the failings of late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

His condition is getting worse,” Conway, a GOP lawyer who was considered for the job of solicitor general by the Trump administration, tweeted in response.

The criteria listed included “a grandiose sense of self-importance”; “is pre-occupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love”; has a belief that they are “special”; “requires excessive admiration”; and feels entitled, among a handful of other qualities.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Diagnostic Criteria 301.81 (F60.81)

A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five or more of the following:

  • Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements;

  • Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love;

  • Believes that he or she is “special“ and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions);

  • Requires excessive admiration;

  • Has a sense of entitlement (i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations;

  • Is interpersonally exploitive, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends;

  • Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others;

  • Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her;

  • Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.

Antisocial personality disorder is indicated, by a “failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors”; being dishonest, impulsive, as well as “irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults,” among other criteria.

Antisocial Personality Disorder
Diagnostic Criteria 301.7 (F60.2)

A pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of the following: 

(1) Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest;

(2) Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure;

(3) Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead;

(4) Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults; 

(5) Reckless disregard for safety of self or others;

(6) Consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations; 

(7) Lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another. 

The president’s doctors have said that he is healthy.

I am happy to announce the President of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond,” White House doctor Sean Conley said in February.
Author: Caitlin Yilek
Washington Examiner


International economist Dr. Rodrigue Tremblay is the author of the book “The Code for Global Ethics, Ten Humanist Principles”, of the book “The New American Empireand the recent book, in French « La régression tranquille du Québec, 1980-2018 ».

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Posted, Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 8:30 am

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