Hello guys, As I may have mentioned in the past, I used to teach in a Maryland state school for seriously disturbed kids, grades 9-12. I worked with many social workers. clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists. I recently read an article on how to recognize people with sociopathic personality disorder. There are six signs of this disorder. The first is a poor fear response. Sociopaths are pretty much fearless. Fear is an important factor in committing serious crimes . Most of us would never commit a crime because we fear the consequences of such an act. Sociopaths have no fear of consequences. The second is lack of empathy. Sociopaths don't feel sorry for their victims or anybody else. The third is extreme egotism. They feel that the world revolves around them. Number four is manipulative behavior. Sociopaths are expert manipulators. the fifth sign is impulsiveness. If they feel like doing something harmful to others, they will, and finally number six is being callous. They simply don't care about the welfare of others. I asked these mental health professionals if they thought that Trump could be a sociopath since he seems to me to have all these qualities in spades. They all agreed that my diagnosis was spot on! I don't know if you think that Trump fits this description or not, but it scares the hell out of me. If my former coworkers and I are right, the President of the United States with all the power of his office and his finger on the nuclear button is a sociopath.
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Of your six signs of sociopathic personality disorder that you described, could you give an example of each that Trump has displayed. For example, for poor fear response, I’d say when he stared down the little dictator of NOK or when he cancelled the attack on Iran when it was 10 minutes from execution were fearless. I don’t think he was afraid that what he did was going to fail; so is that poor fear response?
For the second, lack of empathy. I think President Trump has shown a lot of empathy for victims of hurricanes, earthquakes, and other similar natural disasters. He has also shown empathy for people who were incarcerated with unjust long sentences (law change, pardons).
I don’t think President Trump believes the world evolves around him, however, I think he understands the power our country has on the world stage regarding our military and economic power. I believe that he displays a total powerful personality which might be confused for people thinking that he believes the world evolves around him. It also leads people to think he is a manipulator, which he is and has to be when dealing with world leaders. AND, what the hell do you think a successful businessman does? What do you think an employer/employee relationship is, i.e., Doesn’t your boss manipulate you? Haven’t you ever manipulated your boss?
I can give you a thumbs up on this one. His tweets are sometime impulsive, however, give me an example of what you think his impulsive actions have been. Firing Comey? Telling NATO members to start paying their fair share? I’m really at a loss trying to come up with a situation (other than tweets) that he has acted in an impulsive way that has hurt the country.
Now on callous, you are totally wrong. When has he displayed any callousness toward others? So, what has he done, laughed at his someone’s poetry or poor golf stroke? OOPs, he called a few country's "shit holes", yes. But some of them are shit holes. I've been to a couple and understand where he's coming from. To say the places were "shit holes" is impulsive and fearless. OOPs, good gravy, here we go agian again - he displayed two sociopathic behaviors in one action. Oh, you are going to say "He separated children from their parents" at the southern border and placed the immigrants in cages. I guess that he got so much criticism for the separation, by executive order he stopped it. But before signing the executive order, that was the law that even Crown Prince Obama enforced during his time in the oval office; plus, the pictures shown of immigrants inside cages were from 2014. To my recollection President Obama was never called callous for he same behavior that President Trump has displayed.
With respect to “his finger on the nuclear button”, every president since Truman has been evaluated by amateurs and professionals alike with varying opinions. I can’t give you all the statistics, but I’m sure all have had opinions about them that were not favorable in this area. Nobody can predict with any certainty, not even you, what any of them would have done or what Trump will do.
I looked at and analyzed the personality and behavior of a couple of my friends and neighbors (and reviewed my own as well) and found out that all are seemingly exactly like the person you described to be sociopaths. If I had the opportunity to describe and ask the same mental health professionals you asked “if they thought that my friends and neighbor could be a sociopath since they seems to me to have all these qualities in spades”, they would also all agree they fit your diagnosis of “spot on” as in very similar to Trumps.
I think all of us to some degree or another have faults in six of the areas you described, and at some time in our lives have displayed the behavior in some fashion or another. (One time, I made fun of a little red haired girl with huge freckles and pigtails. Plus, I even called the song my music teacher wrote "a horrible mess". I had such a huge ego, I never apologized to either of them. Oh, I was such an insensitive, fearless, land callous kid. Plus, as I grew up, I gained a total lack of empathy toward them.) You, however, seem to have loads of TDS.