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  # 1495404 19-Feb-2016 08:44
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Narcissistic personality disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder 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.

DSM-5 criteria for narcissistic personality disorder include these features:

    Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
    Exaggerating your achievements and talents
    Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
    Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
    Requiring constant admiration
    Having a sense of entitlement
    Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations
    Taking advantage of others to get what you want
    Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
    Being envious of others and believing others envy you
    Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner

 

Trump ticks all the boxes.

 

 

..and Kayne West.

 

 

Nice comparison! Loved this take-down: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/77019243/pizza-hut-offer-kanye-a-job--if-he-tidies-up-his-resume


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  # 1495418 19-Feb-2016 09:17
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Sideface:

Narcissistic personality disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder 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.

DSM-5 criteria for narcissistic personality disorder include these features:

    Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
    Exaggerating your achievements and talents
    Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
    Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
    Requiring constant admiration
    Having a sense of entitlement
    Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations
    Taking advantage of others to get what you want
    Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
    Being envious of others and believing others envy you
    Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner


Trump ticks all the boxes.



I don't think anyone can deny he had actually achieved business success.





 
 
 
 




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  # 1495423 19-Feb-2016 09:25
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Geektastic: I don't think anyone can deny he had actually achieved business success.

 

At what cost? And how did he achieve this? Anyone who's observed the man can surely tell that he's happy to use any tactics to get what he wants.

 

He's also well-known for his significant exaggerations of his wealth and business successes more generally - yet again traits that match nicely with this definition!

 

As well as that film that's just been released on the internet, I also recommend the documentary "Trumped" about the battle locals in a rural part of Scotland fought to try to stop the building of Trump's golf course there.


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  # 1495459 19-Feb-2016 10:00
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DarthKermit:

 

Now the pope has weighed in on Trumpy.

 

Pope Francis says Donald Trump 'not Christian' in views, plans over immigration

 

 

Donald Trump, December 2013

"The new Pope is a humble man, very much like me, which probably explains why I like him so much!"

 

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[see DSM-5 criteria:  Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people]





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  # 1495639 19-Feb-2016 12:57
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Watching the GOP in self-destruct mode is very entertaining.

 

Mainly ignored by NZ media is the other spectacularly difficult situation they've found themselves in - due to the untimely (or timely) death of Justice Antonin Scalia.  

 

The thought of no longer having a conservative gerrymander in the Supreme Court is so clearly distressing to GOP candidates - that rather than keeping a sock in their stupid mouths, they're trying to shout-down Obama's constitutional right (or obligation) to nominate and appoint a replacement.  That they're doing this is poetic beautiful hypocrisy - Scalia would be turning over in his grave. 


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  # 1496720 21-Feb-2016 23:15
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Another win for the Don! no good!





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  # 1496721 21-Feb-2016 23:23
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jonathan18:

Geektastic: I don't think anyone can deny he had actually achieved business success.


At what cost? And how did he achieve this? Anyone who's observed the man can surely tell that he's happy to use any tactics to get what he wants.


He's also well-known for his significant exaggerations of his wealth and business successes more generally - yet again traits that match nicely with this definition!


As well as that film that's just been released on the internet, I also recommend the documentary "Trumped" about the battle locals in a rural part of Scotland fought to try to stop the building of Trump's golf course there.



Collateral damage was not part of the criteria referred to.





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Geektastic: I don't think anyone can deny he had actually achieved business success.


He's achieved spectacular success and spectacular failures including multiple bankruptcies. What he did start out with though was a significant amount of inherited wealth. Some have done the math and concluded that if he'd just invested that in the managed funds he'd be a richer man today. So yes, some would argue that on aggregate, he's not that successful. To me it seems he started out wealthy, and stayed wealthy. Being kind, you could say the failures taught him some lessons, but the game was always tilted in his favour. He's no Gates, Buffett, Branson etc

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  # 1496756 22-Feb-2016 07:23
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Just remembered my favourite Trump quote.

"If you owe the bank $100, that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem."


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  # 1496862 22-Feb-2016 10:49
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hashbrown: Just remembered my favourite Trump quote.

"If you owe the bank $100, that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem."

 

Pretty sure Trump didn't think of that first.

 

It is usually attributed to Jean Paul Getty.


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  # 1497187 22-Feb-2016 18:38
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rise of Trump invokes Godwin's Law in a Washington Post article! 

 

dare not post a link but ... ! If the other parties are smart they would join forces and vote for ONE alternative, not 20. But I'm no American. 





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  # 1497329 22-Feb-2016 20:13
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This affects everyone, not just Americans. The old lady who went through it all before says it best: Do not be a bystander.

 

 





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rise of Trump invokes Godwin's Law in a Washington Post article! 

 

dare not post a link but ... ! If the other parties are smart they would join forces and vote for ONE alternative, not 20. But I'm no American. 

 

 

My understanding that there isn't any restriction on discussing Hitler and NAZI Germany as History.

 

The restriction is using Hitler/NAZIs as an arguing point in a completely inappropriate comparison.

 

 

 

I guess, at this point, I will be proved right or wrong:)

 

 

 

Anyway... I have seen a couple of comparisons between Trump and Hitler lately.

 

I don't see them as valid.

 

 

 

They both wrote books.

 

Hitler wrote Mein Kampf, which was mainly about racial superiority and the rights to use power over the 'inferiors'.

 

Trump has written a few books too - mainly about getting rich.

 

 

 

Hitler had an organized army of thugs, that were already using violence, before he came to power (Brown Shirts).

 

Trump just seems to have a bunch of supporters.

 

 

 

I know, we can learn lessons from History. But, I also don't believe History repeats.

 

When really bad things happen in the future, it will unravel in a different way.

 

 

 

Trump has said a lot of appalling things, But, I think most of the other Presidential candidates are equally as appalling, if you look under the surface.

 

 

 

Hopefully, the American public are finally starting to get fed up with their political system.

 

Perhaps, they might start to push for real change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1497409 22-Feb-2016 21:29
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joker97:

 

rise of Trump invokes Godwin's Law in a Washington Post article! 

 

dare not post a link but ... ! If the other parties are smart they would join forces and vote for ONE alternative, not 20. But I'm no American. 

 

 

 

 

It's interesting the amount of FUD that the Establishment is throwing up around Trump. They're not enamoured of a man in the Oval Office who they do not own.

 

Not disimilar to the FUD being thrown up by the EU and their fellow travellers in the UK government who cry that the sky will fall if Britain leaves the EU.






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