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If an individual has 5 out of the 9 they have a confirmed diagnosis of this illness. A pervasive pattern of grandiosity in fantasy or behaviorneed 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.
Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love. Believe 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 4.
Requires excessive admiration 5. Has a sense of entitlement 6. Is interpersonally exploitative 7. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her.
Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes. If someone does have "Narcissistic Personality Disorder" they can, indeed, wake up, see a Tweet or a news report from a foreign leader criticizing him, mocking him, calling him "weak" or threatening his ego in any way and order some kind of impulsive, vindictive, punishing, immediate response that could include an unhinged order to attack that foreign leader or foreign country with military force, even including the authorization of nuclear weapons.
It is extremely likely that there would be some kind of impulsive, angry diplomatic response. Because someone afflicted with this incurable and progressive "Narcissistic Personality Disorder" simply can't help himself.
People with NPD are extremely sensitive and insecure. They psychologically require constant compliments and acknowledgement because they do not have their own internal self-esteem. They need to get it from others. They have only two modes: They are either fully your friend and love you or you are their enemy and they will do everything to discredit you or humiliate you.
They can't help it. The pain of having someone in their circle who does not approve of them or acknowledge them, almost constantlyis too great.
There is no healthy way of interacting with someone with this affliction. If you criticize them they will lash out at you and if they have a great deal of power, that can be consequential. If you compliment them it only acts to increase the delusional and grandiose reality the sufferer has created, causing him to be even more reliant on constant and endless compliments and unwavering support.
Because they crave the attention and approval of others they develop great capacity to engage and entertain and can be quite charismatic, even to the point of developing a cult-like following.
Therefore, and because they believe they know better than almost everyone else, they have a very hard time listening and taking any advice.
There is no "Fail Safe". There is no "Team". There is no thoughtful review.
American law does not allow a military officer to make those decisions. Only that President can use the nuclear codes. And if he does, the military is duty bound to follow his order. A President and Commander in Chief who does have Narcissistic Personality Disorder would be very dangerous to all Americans, and the world.
A Clinical Psychologist wrote the author to confirm and expand upon the dire analysis of Dr. Lynne Meyer and the concerns of the 3 Professors in this article. It is worth including here, especially her very unique perspectives on the role of Trump's daughter Ivanka.
It is particularly good to hear her make the distinction between mental illness and personality disorders with their pervasive, inflexible, permanently fixed and incurable patterns of pathological behavior.
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