Donald Trump, the Narcissist, Can’t Imagine that He’s Dropping in Popularity

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.

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  1. It’s not just this behavior that has caused DJT’s popularity to drop, Malia. You need to factor in the Alt-Right and other loonies he has given Cabinet jobs too. Few, if any of those nominees, have given the American public confidence that the country will be in sane, ethical, experienced hands. I think the whole administration is some kind of cosmic joke. That’s why I’m hoping impeachment is not far behind.

    This morning I heard a journalist asking what people will be doing on Inauguration Day. I refuse to watch ANY television coverage of the day and will ‘content’ myself with whatever recaps we have to endure thereafter. On the weekend I will join a local version of the Women’s March to protest the insanity of this cretin as president.

    I hate to think this narcissist can diminish our standing in the world as much I fear 4 years of Drumpf will.


  2. Putin will begin waving the files around on his assets about noonish. Some say trump will break the law the moment he takes the oath. Good gosh what a mess.


  3. Malia –

    All you said about him is true. I still can not understand how people could vote for him. We are in for some scary times – and it will last until he has absolutely gone too far. Even Bill Maher said he is afraid now for his own safety – as he has been a harsh critic. I can’t imagine Bill being afraid of anyone.


  4. To quote Shakespeare, “Lord what fools these mortals be.” God help us all with this self aggrandizing moron in office, just a tiny step above Palin.


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