14 Traits Psychologists Look For When Diagnosing Pathological Narcissism Can Be Found In These 14 Trump Tweets
Many critics of Donald Trump have questioned whether he is mentally stable to run the country. Professional psychologists have even questioned if Trump suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), a psychological condition that Psychology Today writes is defined by “a lack of ability to empathize with others and an inflated sense of self-importance.”
According to Psychology Today, to diagnose someone with NPD, psychologists look for 15 traits, most of which Trump’s tweets seem to have.
Below are 14 tweets that prove Trump might be suffering from NPD:
1. “Reactive anger: Becoming enraged when they perceive a personal slight.”
Trump tends to get fired up by any sort of criticism. When MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski questioned Trump’s mental fitness, he took to Twitter to attack her.
…to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
2. “Indifference: Not caring about how other people feel.”
Trump could care less about other people’s feelings. He once tweeted out mocking the appearance of Heidi Cruz, the wife of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2016
3. “Need for admiration: Being in need of positive affirmation.”
This is something Trump is known for. He is constantly asking for attention in some way or another.
He is always wanting credit for things he hasn’t done.
See, when I said NATO was obsolete because of no terrorism protection, they made the change without giving me credit.https://t.co/sRCF1H3rjg
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2016
4. “Exhibitionism: Showing off the qualities they perceive as being positive.”
Trump loves to gloat about himself, ALL THE TIME.
….to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
5. “Authoritativeness: Seeming to be the expert on everything.”
Trump thinks he’s the answer to everything, and if things aren’t done his way then they’re being done wrong.
I know our complex tax laws better than anyone who has ever run for president and am the only one who can fix them. #failing@nytimes
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2016
6. Thrill-seeking: Deriving pleasure from taking risks.
Trump has constantly taken to Twitter to taunt North Korea as if it were a game. It’s not a game Donnie. STOP IT!
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
7. Grandiose fantasies: Seeing themselves as excelling at everything they do.
This is Trump. Period.
@carloguderian I built perhaps the greatest golf course in the world–lots of tourism–you shouldn't!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2012
No-one has done more for people with disabilities than me. I have spent many millions of dollars to help out-and am happy to have done so!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2016
Many people have said I’m the world’s greatest writer of 140 character sentences.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2014
Need we say more?
8. “Cynicism/distrust: Being unable to show faith in others.”
Trump has constantly shown insecurities when it comes to being investigated. Does he not trust our intelligence agencies or does he have something to hide?
Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
9. “Manipulativeness: Trying to get others to follow their wishes.”
In other words, being a bully, which is exactly what Trump is.
So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017
10. “Exploitativeness: Using people for their own purposes.”
Trump has no sympathy for other. When NBA star Dawayne Wade’s cousin was fatally shot in 2016, Trump used it as a way to gain votes by pointing out the violence in Chicago.
Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2016
11. “Entitlement: Feeling that others owe them something, and being unable to give in return.”
Trump was a sore loser when he lost the Iowa caucus in 2016 to Ted Cruz. He took out his anger on voters who he felt owed him for some reason.
I don't believe I have been given any credit by the voters for self-funding my campaign, the only one. I will keep doing, but not worth it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2016
12. “Arrogance: Not believing they should be held accountable for their actions.”
We all know Trump takes no responsibility for when things go bad and it’s his fault. One example would be Trump University, which scammed students out of their money. Trump University was sued by former students, which Trump later called a “witch hunt.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2013
13. “Lack of empathy: Not caring, or being able to care, about other people’s feelings.”
This goes back to Trump caring less about other people. Trump insults people like no other.
Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2016
14. “Acclaim-seeking: Wanting to be recognized by others for their accomplishments.”
Trump wants the world to know that he didn’t pee on the toilet when he went potty. Every little thing he does he wants the world to know.
.@marklevinshow has been saying very nice things about me on his show recently. He has a fantastic radio show that I always enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2013
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2015
Thanks to @pnehlen for your kind words, very much appreciated.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2016
I appreciate the kind words of Mike Huckabee, a fine American http://bit.ly/pEBsgY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2011
There you have it. Trump could easily be diagnosed with NPD. And if these weren’t enough examples, just turn the TV on to the news or look at Trump’s twitter feed and surely you’ll find plenty more.