I dont know how i missed this thread. Oh well, better late to the party than miss it all together.
3000fps is right on point. Of Trump's many issues, probably the most dangerous for the country is his ability, indeed his desire, to be so easily baited. Look at how he reacts to ALec Baldwin on SNL. That guy is funny as hell with his impersonation. Not since Chevy Chase doing Ford and Rich Little doing Nixon did a comedian get a president so on mark.
Q: What is this a description of?
A condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
You may come across as conceited, boastful or pretentious. You often monopolize conversations. You may belittle or look down on people you perceive as inferior. You may feel a sense of entitlement — and when you don't receive special treatment, you may become impatient or angry. You may insist on having "the best" of everything — for instance, the best car, athletic club or medical care.
At the same time, you have trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. You may have secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation. To feel better, you may react with rage or contempt and try to belittle the other person to make yourself appear superior. Or you may feel depressed and moody because you fall short of perfection.
A. If you said "our president" you would be correct. But more to the point, it is also the clinical description of Narcissistic personality disorder, which is a mental disorder.
According to the DSM-5 (Diagnostical and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) criteria for narcissistic personality disorder include these features:
- Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
- Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
- Exaggerating your achievements and talents
- Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
- Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
- Requiring constant admiration
- Having a sense of entitlement
- Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations
- Taking advantage of others to get what you want
- Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
- Being envious of others and believing others envy you
- Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner
Although some features of narcissistic personality disorder may seem like having confidence, it's not the same. Narcissistic personality disorder crosses the border of healthy confidence into thinking so highly of yourself that you put yourself on a pedestal and value yourself more than you value others.
If nobody here is concerned that we have a president that clearly suffers from a known mental disorder, it just shows that the Stockholm Syndrome is in full effect here.