Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | ... | 109
3182 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 790


  Reply # 1495404 19-Feb-2016 08:44
Send private message

JWR:

 

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.

 

 

..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


12157 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3968

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1495418 19-Feb-2016 09:17
Send private message

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.





 
 
 
 




4552 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2521

Trusted

Reply # 1495420 19-Feb-2016 09:21
Send private message
3182 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 790


  Reply # 1495423 19-Feb-2016 09:25
One person supports this post
Send private message

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.


4372 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2682

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1495459 19-Feb-2016 10:00
Send private message

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!"

 

EDIT

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





Sideface


7596 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4012


  Reply # 1495639 19-Feb-2016 12:57
One person supports this post
Send private message

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. 


Mad Scientist
19341 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2532

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1496720 21-Feb-2016 23:15
Send private message

Another win for the Don! no good!





Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


12157 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3968

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1496721 21-Feb-2016 23:23
Send private message

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.





455 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 128


  Reply # 1496753 22-Feb-2016 07:17
One person supports this post
Send private message

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

455 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 128


  Reply # 1496756 22-Feb-2016 07:23
One person supports this post
Send private message

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."


JWR

741 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 238


  Reply # 1496862 22-Feb-2016 10:49
One person supports this post

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.


Mad Scientist
19341 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2532

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1497187 22-Feb-2016 18:38
Send private message

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. 





Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


Glurp
8725 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4011

Subscriber

  Reply # 1497329 22-Feb-2016 20:13
Send private message

This affects everyone, not just Americans. The old lady who went through it all before says it best: Do not be a bystander.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


JWR

741 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 238


  Reply # 1497338 22-Feb-2016 20:28
One person supports this post

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. 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


12157 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3968

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1497409 22-Feb-2016 21:29
Send private message

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.






1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | ... | 109
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.