Let us start by saying that there are no “experts” in the field of Psychology this has been Scientifically proven. I believe it is because the psychological models are flawed because they compare the subject to the normal person in society and this arbitrary comparison set exposes their evaluations to creeping normality. Which means that society itself could be going insane. Psychology should compare the subject to the Rational Man which they haven’t defined but I have. My psychological models are better than theirs and for that reason I consider myself an expert. I will deconstruct what they are saying and respond to their unprofessional, irresponsible, accusations.
Malignant Narcissism is a closeted way of calling him a psychopath. Lance Dodes also specifically refers to him as a Sociopath. So, which is it? I don’t know how he is using these terms because I have lost interest in the classical models. He might be using Sociopath as a subcategory of Psychopath but I doubt it. In my psychological models the Psychopath is the over-coddled or pretty child and the Sociopath is the neglected or abused child. Kind of a big difference.
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias that causes people with little or no experience to over rate their abilities. Donald Trump has 70 years of experience and he is extremely rich because of his success. I don’t know how they are defining narcissist but if you evaluate yourself correctly that isn’t narcissism, that is self-esteem.
Diagnosing him as a Narcissist also ignores how he defines his sense of self. He is proud of being part of the Civilized World that created Science and Technology. He is proud of being an American citizen that because WE are the greatest force of Moral Evolution on the planet. He is proud of being a Christian although he has humbly admitted that he is most likely not the most perfect Christian. They ignore evidence to the contrary of their misdiagnosis that he is willing to communicate with, negotiate with, and work with people who before were bitter adversaries. If he was a malignant narcissist he would hold grudges.
They say that he is a pathological liar but they have failed to account for his communication style. He isn’t the best communicator. He Hyperbolizes. He says thing instinctively. Sometimes he communicates strategically in order to leverage himself in a negotiation. Lying as defined by Paul Eckman is an intentional attempt to mislead. If Trump genuinely believes some conspiracy theories that is not lying. If he isn’t convinced of the Global Warming Science that isn’t lying.
By the same logic our Intelligence organizations would be pathological liars because they use counter-intel on a regular basis as a form of psychological warfare and propaganda. If you are defending yourself in a fight from someone else you are not a violent criminal. They are presupposing that he should be Rational in a Strategic Relationship, in which case he would lose, that would be suicidal, stupid, and irrational. Is suicidal self-loathing sane from their demented perspective? Probably because a suicidal person would be under their authority instead of above their ken.
Donald Trump actually has a persecution complex from years of being Rejected and tricked by Hollywood Elites that find him much to stuffy for their drug addled, sex-addicted, alcoholic life styles. They feel attacked by his politics so they try to assassinate his reputation in spite of the fact that he approached them in a spirit of friendship. He compensates for that slight by promoting himself and showing that his spirit will never be crushed.
They suggest that he is deluded which is a tautology of being insane but they offer the caveat “if you take his words literally”. Unless you are an idiot you don’t take his words literally. When he says, “We are going to build the wall.” that means that he will continue to attempt to build the wall in spite of the obstructionism of the Democrats and the cowardliness and corruption of the Republicans. That isn’t a fixed, false, belief unless you ignore his intention and presuppose the success of his opponents is a predetermined fact.
They suggest that he has anti-social personality disorder. This is completely irresponsible because they are precluding the possibility that he exhibits shadow syndromes of Asperger’s which is part of the Autistic Effective spectrum. I personally profiled him as being a highly functioning autistic savant. There is also the possibility that he could just be using the Masculine Communication Rituals that Deborah Tannen spoke of in her new science.
They say that Donald Trump is paranoid because he thinks Barack Obama spied on him and because of his belief in Conspiracy Theories. But seriously, how many of us don’t believe in conspiracy theories? We evolved the Orienting Response because those of our ancestors that survived were hyper-vigilant and that suspicious awareness was directly correlated with the survival of the species. Conspiracy Theories are only theories until they are proven correct and how many times have we found out that the Government was lying to us? We would have to be hypnotized into trusting that they Government wasn’t lying to us in order for that diagnosis to be sane. That is just stupid. By the same logic the Founding Fathers were Paranoid Schizophrenics for granting us the Right to Bare Arms in the second amendment in case the Government became corrupt and the American populace needed to protect themselves or overthrow the Government again. I mean, it is really stupid, unpatriotic even.
These so-called psychologists, motivated by their politics, irresponsibly bias-mined in order to prove their prejudice correct. They should be fired, dis-barred, and humiliated. Every single one of their retarded asses should be mocked and ridiculed in public.
I defy these dumbasses to come foreword and prove that they aren’t liberal progressives, and that they haven’t been encouraged by Democrats or paid in order to sign their names to this disgusting and irresponsible manifesto designed to undermine the duly elected president of the United States of America by We the People.
Oh, and Babak is a Muslim name. I had a Persian neighbor with the same name who got arrested for being a serial rapist.
Lance Dodes, M.D. Joseph Schachter, M.D., Ph.D. Susan Radant, Ph.D. Judith Schachter, M.D. Jules Kerman, M.D., Ph.D Jeffrey Seitelman, M.D., Ph.D. Henry Friedman, M.D. Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam, MD David Cooper, Ph.D. Dena Sorbo, LCSW, BCD Joseph Reppen, Ph.D. Ernest Wallwork, Ph.D. Judith E. Vida, M.D. Richard Reichbart, J.D., Ph.D. Joseph Abrahams, M.D. Leslie Schweitzer-Miller, M.D. Cheryl Y. Goodrich, Ph.D. Lourdes Henares-Levy, M.D. Alexandra Rolde, M.D. Dr. med. Helen Schoenhals Hart Eva D. Papiasvili, Ph.D. Mali Mann, M.D. Phyllis Tyson, Ph.D. Era A. Loewenstein, Ph.D. Marianna Adler, Ph.D. Henry Nunberg, M.D. Marc R. Hirsch, Ph.D. Lora Heims Tessman, Ph.D. Monisha Nayar-Akhtar, Ph.D. Victoria Schreiber, M.A., L.M.S.W. Penny M Freedman, Ph.D. Merton A. Shill, JD. LLM., PhD. Helen K. Gediman, Ph.D. Michael P. Kowitt, Ph.D. Leonard Glass, M.D.