Unfit for the Presidency: Assessing Trump’s Mental Health and Irrational Behavior

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.— Aristotle

Anyone wondering about the mental health of Donald Trump and fitness to be POTUS needs to read this Interesting article in the Huffington Post by Daniel Wagner.

Mr. Wagner cast sunlight and reasons why many of Trump’s remarks and behavior during this run for President of the United States seem to be over the top and irrational. He opens his article with this powerful statement concerning Trump’s lack of impulse control and confusing self-absorption.

” Take away all the ‘other’ labels of Donald Trump – such as racist, bigot, fear monger, elitist or fascist – which are in and of themselves hard to fathom as characteristics of a U.S. presidential candidate, and there is something even more disturbing about Mr. Trump that every American voter should be concerned about: Mr. Trump appears to be suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)…this is a serious mental disorder, and someone with NPD should never be allowed to lead this country as president…

Wagner goes on to provide us more information:  The Mayo Clinic’s definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder NPD is: “A mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. Behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem… At the same time, you have trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. You may have secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation. To feel better, you may react with rage or contempt and try to belittle the other person to make yourself appear superior.” Does this sound like Mr. Trump? You bet it does!”

Don’t miss the rest of this article because it lays out other important characteristics of this disorder that have important consequences when it comes time to vote in this election. After many years of assessing and evaluating people’s mental health issues I totally concur with this diagnosis.

Check out the article at the Huffington post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-wagner/trump-and-narcissistic-pe_b_11289332.html

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