JEAN M. TWENGE, PhD: “Is Donald Trump Actually Insecure Underneath?”

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I’m often asked how you can spot a narcissist. Here’s my standard list:

  • Brag or show off
  • Name-dropping
  • Name brands or flashy possessions
  • Look at themselves in the mirror a lot
  • Turn the conversation back to him/herself
  • Insults others
  • Declarations about being the “best” or “great” without details
  • Emphasizes his/her status

I wrote that list two years ago — long before Donald Trump started running for president. Yet it could have been written just for him. As others have pointed out, the Donald is a textbook case of narcissistic personality. He is clearly functioning well and thus can’t be classified as having narcissistic personality disorder, the clinical-level form, which by definition only describes someone whose traits are causing them difficulty. Trump, instead, displays narcissism as a personality trait — the type we focus on in The Narcissism Epidemic.

Here’s the question: Is Trump’s narcissism a cover for insecurity? This is…

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UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: Michael David Raso on “The Chosen One” Donald Trump

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“In surprising news today, Donald Trump retweeted that he is loved as the Second Coming of God and the King of Israel. Feeling some clarification of his grandiose beliefs might be necessary, he held an informal press conference. Gazing heavenward, he declared, ‘I am the Chosen One.’ What has Trump been chosen for? Is Trump really the latest King of Israel? Is he truly the Second Coming of God? Some people find it doubtful. Despite there not yet being a rapture, nor a uniting of world governments (quite the opposite in fact), Trump, in many circles has recently been compared, not to Jesus, but to Satan’s emissary on Earth. So yeah, Antichrist.  I just had no idea the antichrist would be so gotdamned stupid.”

~Michael David Raso

~via Breaking News! Turns Out Antichrist is a F*cking Moron

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