Donald Trump has always been big on self promotion. He said he’d be the greatest jobs President ever.
In the letter he wrote for his doctor to sign, he reported that Donald Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
From the moment Trump announced his presidency, he declared he would make America great again! He said we need a truly great leader, and he would be that leader. He identified himself as the person who was really really successful, who would do what others who were really successful could not do.
Donald Trump, the self-declared great leader, has been identified by some as mentally ill. His attack on Representative Lewis was described by some as typical narcissistic behavior. When SNL featured a segment on Trump, the Donald waged war. When Trump declared he would support the election if he won, the Donald was described as a narcissist. A number of credentialed psychiatrists have expressed grave concerns about Trump’s mental stability. When Trump suggested Meryl Streep was an “over-rated actress” it was clear he was unable to accept criticism.
Thus it would be predictable that as Trump’s approval ratings drop, he would deny the validity of that polling. Now, Trump’s approval ratings have dropped to just 40%, Trump goes on the attack. He said: “The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before.”
The inability of Trump to take any criticism or negative comments is a classic example of a person suffering from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). When criticized, narcissists “show themselves woefully incapable of retaining any emotional poise, or receptivity. And it really doesn’t much matter whether the nature of that criticism is constructive or destructive. They just don’t seem to be able to take criticism, period. At the same time, these disturbed individuals demonstrate an abnormally developed capacity to criticize others (as in, “dish it out” to them).” “All perceived criticism feels gravely threatening to them (the reason that their inflamed, over-the-top reactions to it can leave us so surprised and confused).” Trump, like a stereotypical narcassist expresses a grandiose sense of self.