News
news China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi
news UFO 'death ray' made Korean War GIs sick
news The Haunted States of America
news When the Supernatural Feeds on Us
news Russian space agency says space station hole was deliberate sabotage
news Biblical end of days prophecy COMES TRUE as fish swim again in Dead Sea
news 1950s Science Kit Had Real Uranium
news We're Probably Living in a Simulation, Elon Musk Says
news It’s Now Possible To Telepathically Communicate with a Drone Swarm
news New material to 'speed spacecraft to 134,000,000 mph'
news The future of food: what we’ll eat in 2028


Username:
Password: or Register
 
Thread Rating:
  • 17 Vote(s) - 2.18 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ
☇☇Vocem sine nomine audivit!☇☇
User ID: 350320
07-06-2018 08:13 AM

Posts: 16,206



Post: #1
Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
Advertisement
Quote:Is it all for effect, to rile up his base, deflect blame and distract from his shortcomings, or does Trump really believe the insane things he says? It’s often hard to know, because as Harvard psychoanalyst Lance Dodes put it, Trump tells two kinds of lies: the ones he tells others to scam them, and those he tells himself. “He lies because of his sociopathic tendencies," Dodes said. "There's also the kind of lying he has that is in a way more serious, that he has a loose grip on reality." Is he crazy like a fox or just plain crazy? Not a question we want to be asking about our president.

Much has been written about Trump having narcissistic personality disorder. As critics have pointed out, merely saying a leader is narcissistic is hardly disqualifying. But malignant narcissism is like a malignant tumor: toxic.

Psychoanalyst and Holocaust survivor Erich Fromm, who invented the diagnosis of malignant narcissism, argues that it “lies on the borderline between sanity and insanity.” Otto Kernberg, a psychoanalyst specializing in borderline personalities, defined malignant narcissism as having four components: narcissism, paranoia, antisocial personality and sadism. Trump exhibits all four.

His narcissism is evident in his “grandiose sense of self-importance … without commensurate achievements.” From viewing cable news, he knows "more about ISIS than the generals” and believes that among all human beings on the planet, “I alone can fix it.” His "repeated lying," “disregard for and violation of the rights of others” (Trump University fraud and multiple sexual assault allegations) and “lack of remorse” meet the clinical criteria for anti-social personality. His bizarre conspiracy theories, false sense of victimization, and demonization of the press, minorities and anyone who opposes him are textbook paranoia. Like most sadists, Trump has been a bully since childhood, and his thousands of vicious tweets make him perhaps the most prolific cyber bully in history.

A year ago, I warned that “the idea that Trump is going to settle down and become presidential when he achieves power is wishful thinking.” Trump, like many successful people, shows biological signs of hypomania — a mild and more functional expression of bipolar genes that manifest in energy, confidence, creativity, little need for sleep, as well as arrogance, impulsivity, irritability and diminished judgment. As is often typical, when Trump has achieved great success, his hypomania has increased with disastrous consequences.

In Michael Kruse's article “1988: the Year Donald Lost his Mind,” he wrote, “His response to his surging celebrity” after the publication of The Art of The Deal “was a series of manic, ill-advised ventures” that led to bankruptcy and divorce.

Last year, after Trump became the Republican presidential nominee, New York Times columnist David Brooks noted a similar deterioration: “With each passing week, he displays the classic symptoms of medium-grade mania in more disturbing forms: inflated self-esteem, sleeplessness, impulsivity, aggression and a compulsion to offer advice on subjects he knows nothing about.” Much has been said about Trump's disjointed Associated Press interview last month. As Brooks wrote, “Manics display something called ‘flight of ideas.’ It's a formal thought disorder in which ideas tumble forth through a disordered chain of associations. One word sparks another, which sparks another …”

One symptom of hypomania is impulsivity. Seventy-two hours after Trump saw upsetting pictures of gassed Syrian children, he launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Assad regime. Whether Trump guessed right or wrong, sudden lethal moves that reverse his longstanding policy are disturbing. “Acting on instinct, Trump upends his own Syria policy” was the headline in The Times. Its analysis said the president’s advisers “were clearly uncomfortable with the suggestion that Mr. Trump was acting impulsively." As Ezra Klein put it, “A foreign policy based on Trump’s gut reactions to the images flashing before him on cable news” is “dangerous.”

more:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2...101243584/
(This post was last modified: 07-06-2018 08:46 AM by spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ.) Quote this message in a reply
spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ
☇☇Vocem sine nomine audivit!☇☇
User ID: 350320
07-06-2018 09:01 AM

Posts: 16,206



Post: #2
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
Tendencies Toward Mania and Tendencies Toward Depression Have Distinct Motivational, Affective, and Cognitive Correlates

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2849183/


Reward responsiveness in psychosis-prone groups: Hypomania and negative schizotypy

Reward responsiveness is abnormal in mania and the negative symptoms of psychosis. Both disorders can be examined in subclinical forms (hypomania and negative schizotypy) in analogue populations. Five hundred and seventeen students completed measures of depressive, schizotypal and hypomanic symptoms online and were tested for behavioural activation, savouring ability and ability to enjoy experiences over time. Correlation and regression techniques demonstrated unexpectedly that hypomania was not negatively correlated with negative schizotypy. The ability to savour positive events was impaired in relation to anhedonia but not in relation to hypomania, which was related to behavioural activation scores. Future research should investigate whether these findings are upheld in clinical populations.

more:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar...6909001731
(paywalled)





Quote:The concept of psychosis as a spectrum was further developed by psychologists such as Hans Eysenck and Gordon Claridge, who sought to understand unusual variations in thought and behaviour in terms of personality theory. Eysenck conceptualised cognitive and behavioral variations as all together forming a single personality trait, psychoticism.[3]

Claridge named his concept schizotypy, and through examination of unusual experiences in the general population and clustering of symptoms in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, the work of Claridge suggested that this personality trait was more complex than had been previously thought and could be broken down into four factors.[4][5]

Unusual experiences: The disposition to have unusual perceptual and other cognitive experiences, such as hallucinations, magical or superstitious belief and interpretation of events (see also delusions).
Cognitive disorganization: A tendency for thoughts to become derailed, disorganised or tangential (see also formal thought disorder).
Introverted anhedonia: A tendency to introverted, emotionally flat and asocial behaviour, associated with a deficiency in the ability to feel pleasure from social and physical stimulation.
Impulsive nonconformity: The disposition to unstable mood and behaviour particularly with regard to rules and social conventions.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizotypy
Quote this message in a reply
REAL-AMERICAN
lop guest
User ID: 442297
07-06-2018 09:10 AM

 



Post: #3
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
Go Trump!!!! We (real Americans) LOVE YOU!!! Trump 2020 and beyond!!!!!
Quote this message in a reply
spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ
☇☇Vocem sine nomine audivit!☇☇
User ID: 350320
07-06-2018 09:18 AM

Posts: 16,206



Post: #4
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
Quote:Goal Setting

Willingly Approached Set of Statistically Unlikely Pursuits

The Willingly Approached Set of Statistically Unlikely Pursuits (WASSUP)
is a 30-item self-report measure designed to assess expectations regarding the setting of highly ambitious life goals (Johnson and Carver 2006). For each item, participants were asked to rate their goal-setting expectations on a scale from 1 (“no chance I will set this goal for myself”) to 5 (“definitely WILL set this goal for myself”).

The WASSUP has factor-analytically derived subscales covering a range of goal domains. In this sample we included an abbreviated subset: popular fame (seven items, e.g., “you will appear regularly on TV”), having a positive impact on world well-being (two items, e.g., “you will create world peace”), political influence (two items, e.g., “you will be important in political circles”), idealized relations with family (two items, e.g., “your relationship will be more romantic than Romeo and Juliet”), and financial success (three items, e.g., “you will have 20 million dollars or more”). Across five previous samples, persons at risk for mania and those with diagnosed mania have been found to endorse WAS-SUP scales measuring goals pertaining to fame and financial success to a greater degree than other participants, and these links were not confounded by current manic or depressive symptoms (Johnson and Carver 2006; Johnson et al. under review; Gruber and Johnson in press). Given this, we focused on those two subscales in this study. In this sample, popular fame and wealth subscales were moderately correlated, r = .51.

Measures Relating to Self-control or Impulsivity

Motivational tendencies are also reflected in the tendency to be impulsive versus self-controlled. Several measures were included to cover differing aspects of self-control and impulsivity. These measures are similar to one another in certain ways, but they have somewhat different focuses.

Self-control scale

The Self-control scale (SC) was developed by Tangney et al. (2004) as a measure of individual differences in self-control tendencies. The authors also reported a 13-item Brief Self-Control scale, which correlated at above .90 with the full scale in two samples. This measure has good psychometric properties and correlated with higher grade point average, better adjustment, less binge eating and alcohol abuse, and better relationships and interpersonal skills (Tangney et al. 2004). In this study we used the Brief version (13 items, e.g., “Pleasure and fun sometimes keep me from getting work done” [reversed]). Responses were on a scale from 1 (“I agree a lot”) to 5 (“I disagree a lot”).

Consideration of Future Consequences

The Consideration of Future Consequences (CFC) (Strathman et al. 1994) was devised to measure stable individual differences in the extent to which people take into account future consequences of their actions before acting. The items (12 items, e.g., “I am willing to sacrifice my immediate happiness or well-being in order to achieve future outcomes”) were answered here on a scale from 1 (“I agree a lot”) to 5 (“I disagree a lot”). Strathman et al. (1994) reported evidence that the CFC predicts responses to persuasive messages and also predicts behaviors relevant to personal health and environmental issues.

more:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2849183/

chuckle

Dunning-Kruger school of advanced psychology don't fail me now !
Quote this message in a reply
spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ
☇☇Vocem sine nomine audivit!☇☇
User ID: 350320
07-10-2018 05:11 PM

Posts: 16,206



Post: #5
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
for my fans..

Worshipme

[Image: NtJBweH.gif]

©®℮å†E
Quote this message in a reply
DooMCooN
lop guest
User ID: 334195
07-10-2018 05:12 PM

 



Post: #6
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
Just walk away man.
Quote this message in a reply
LoP Guest
lop guest
User ID: 449762
07-10-2018 05:12 PM

 



Post: #7
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
Keep on doing what you're doing Lefties! It's only helping us!!!
Quote this message in a reply
Looky
PRO-NAPPER
User ID: 441568
07-10-2018 05:14 PM

Posts: 5,343



Post: #8
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
group narcissism! You worked it in the title CONGRATULATIONS!

"Never interfere with an Enemy while He's in the Process of Destroying himself."
Quote this message in a reply
LoP Guest
lop guest
User ID: 449774
07-10-2018 05:14 PM

 



Post: #9
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
How many articles are you required to copy paste per day?
Quote this message in a reply
Looky
PRO-NAPPER
User ID: 441568
07-10-2018 05:15 PM

Posts: 5,343



Post: #10
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-10-2018 05:12 PM)
Keep on doing what you're doing Lefties! It's only helping us!!!

Shhh.

"Never interfere with an Enemy while He's in the Process of Destroying himself."
Quote this message in a reply
Michael-AK
Registered User
User ID: 441655
07-10-2018 05:21 PM

Posts: 4,055



Post: #11
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-10-2018 05:12 PM)
Keep on doing what you're doing Lefties! It's only helping us!!!

Thanks for the bump, Republiclown Trumpcuck.

Your help, by keeping the thread up, and failing to comment on the topics, is greatly appreciated...
Quote this message in a reply
spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ
☇☇Vocem sine nomine audivit!☇☇
User ID: 350320
07-10-2018 05:26 PM

Posts: 16,206



Post: #12
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
Michael-AK  Wrote: (07-10-2018 05:21 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-10-2018 05:12 PM)
Keep on doing what you're doing Lefties! It's only helping us!!!

Thanks for the bump, Republiclown Trumpcuck.

Your help, by keeping the thread up, and failing to comment on the topics, is greatly appreciated...

They have no idea how weak and ineffectual it looks do they?


the worry is they just don't fkn care.

chuckle

...the most embarrassing thing for these delusional group of wankers on this forum is that they think somehow what gets posted at LOP has any bearing on anything.
Quote this message in a reply
Michael-AK
Registered User
User ID: 441655
07-10-2018 05:29 PM

Posts: 4,055



Post: #13
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ  Wrote: (07-10-2018 05:26 PM)
Michael-AK  Wrote: (07-10-2018 05:21 PM)
Thanks for the bump, Republiclown Trumpcuck.

Your help, by keeping the thread up, and failing to comment on the topics, is greatly appreciated...

They have no idea how weak and ineffectual it looks do they?


the worry is they just don't fkn care.

chuckle

...the most embarrassing thing for these delusional group of wankers on this forum is that they think somehow what gets posted at LOP has any bearing on anything.

When they are alone together it is like teenage boys talking about how they had sex with all these older women.

Then when they meet a girl the reality goes forward.

It's easy when no one challenges you.

The hardest part is the cognitive dissonance. To believe and support Trump you must have mutually exclusive thoughts inside your head. That makes it difficult to reason. Arguing for something that you only believe because you are not allowed to disbelieve is difficult for anyone. For those who do not understand what is happening inside their mind it can become impossible.
Quote this message in a reply
Tommy Pastrami
Registered User
User ID: 402822
07-10-2018 05:30 PM

Posts: 3,343



Post: #14
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
spɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ  Wrote: (07-10-2018 05:26 PM)
Michael-AK  Wrote: (07-10-2018 05:21 PM)
Thanks for the bump, Republiclown Trumpcuck.

Your help, by keeping the thread up, and failing to comment on the topics, is greatly appreciated...

They have no idea how weak and ineffectual it looks do they?


the worry is they just don't fkn care.

chuckle

...the most embarrassing thing for these delusional group of wankers on this forum is that they think somehow what gets posted at LOP has any bearing on anything.
Do you include yourself in that group?

"The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them, inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. He who reads nothing will still learn the great facts, and the details are all false." ~Thomas Jefferson
Quote this message in a reply
Яudis
Registered User
User ID: 448357
07-10-2018 05:31 PM

Posts: 7,516



Post: #15
RE: Trump hypomania and impulsivity is at the root of the MAGA group narcissism
You Like a BOSS DUDE, You Never Give UP!



Never Give Up Never Surrender!
[Image: never-give-up-never-surrender-gif-9.gif]

[Image: UFO-Divider.gif]
Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement









Contact UsConspiracy Forum. No reg. required! Return to TopReturn to ContentRSS Syndication