Donald Trump is not of sound mind.”
Trump “appears haunted by multiple personality disorders.”
A narcissist feels grandiose and self-important, and often exaggerates to the point of lying his or her accomplishments and skills. A narcissist is obsessed with fantasies of “unlimited success, fame, fearsome power or omnipotence.” The narcissist is convinced that he or she is special and, because of that, should be treated as a high-status person. A narcissist requires “excessive admiration” and feels entitled, demanding special and often unreasonable treatment. A narcissist is “interpersonally exploitative,” using others to achieve his or her own goals, and is also devoid of empathy. A narcissist is also envious of others and will seek to hurt or destroy people, and, lastly, a narcissist “behaves arrogantly and haughtily,” and “rages when frustrated, contradicted, or confronted by people he or she considers inferior to him or her and unworthy.”
None of the traits are flattering, to say the least — and the idea of the president of the United States holding not just one but all of them should be frightening, say mental health experts.
One of many mannerisms of Trump that concerned Vaknin is his unwillingness to tell the truth which may, in fact, be less of an unwillingness to do so and more of an inability.
“Trump confabulates a lot and has grandiose fantasies, which he has come to believe in, thus partially and intermittently losing touch with reality (delusionally ‘failing the reality test’),” Vaknin explains.
Another area of concern is Trump’s hypervigilance, which is to the point of actual paranoia. He feels “besieged by conjured enemies and imaginary slights to his person, appearance, or accomplishments,” Vaknin explains. “He reacts aggressively and vindictively to such perceived narcissistic injuries and humiliations. His is a siege mentality.”
Gordon Humphrey, a former U.S. senator for New Hampshire and a delegate at the Republican National Convention, recently wrote a brilliant, penetrating portrait of Donald Trump for CNBC titled “Dump Trump in Cleveland.” Humphrey very successfully zeroed in on the glaring, authentic side of Trump’s personality.
“Trump is a classic sociopath,” he wrote. “He lacks a conscience. He never feels guilt, shame, embarrassment, regret or remorse. He is untroubled when causing others pain. He never apologizes.”