Another William Playfair Web writes:
I wonder if Trump does have a personality disorder. I think he suffers from delusions/is mildly out of touch with reality/is psychotic.
It appears to the outside observer, as
- lack of common knowledge
- pathological lying.
Trump definitely has a personality disorder. It is called Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and he is a very bad case. He is very ill.
It is important to note the people with personality disorders are in general not crazy. There are some personality disorders that look quite crazy such as Schizotypal Personality Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.
People with NPD do not appear to be crazy, but nevertheless, they can be quite open, brash and unfiltered. A lot of what appears to be Trump’s “crazy” behavior is really just douchebaggery of an extreme sort. This sort of brash and wild arrogance can be common among NPD’s. They can also be antisocial at times if they think it is going to benefit them somehow and if they think they can get away with it.
If we can see personality disordered persons as children (which they often behave like), a person with NPD would be six years old. If you have ever studied a six year old, you may note that they are typically extremely self-centered. There was an excellent article up on NPD’s written by a woman who is a very good writer called And Now We Are Six. You might want to check it out if you wish to learn more about this disorder.
In addition to having a severe case of NPD, some observers have noted that Trump appears to be in the beginning stages of senility, dementia or Alzheimer’s. They arrived at this determination by studying his speech. There may well be something to it.
Bottom line is this guy is pretty unhinged and possibly unstable.