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    05 Aug '16 10:14
    From the Mayo Clinic website, www.mayoclinic.org

    Diseases and Conditions
    Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    Symptoms
    by Mayo Clinic Staff

    Narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing ways, limiting their ability to function in relationships and other areas of their life, such as work or school.

    If you have narcissistic personality disorder, you may come across as conceited, boastful or pretentious. You often monopolize conversations. You may belittle or look down on people you perceive as inferior. You may feel a sense of entitlement — and when you don't receive special treatment, you may become impatient or angry. You may insist on having "the best" of everything — for instance, the best car, athletic club or medical care.

    At the same time, you have trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. You may have secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation. To feel better, you may react with rage or contempt and try to belittle the other person to make yourself appear superior. Or you may feel depressed and moody because you fall short of perfection.

    Many experts use the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association, to diagnose mental conditions. This manual is also used by insurance companies to reimburse for treatment.

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

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

    Although some features of narcissistic personality disorder may seem like having confidence, it's not the same. Narcissistic personality disorder crosses the border of healthy confidence into thinking so highly of yourself that you put yourself on a pedestal and value yourself more than you value others.

    When to see a doctor

    When you have narcissistic personality disorder, you may not want to think that anything could be wrong — doing so wouldn't fit with your self-image of power and perfection. People with narcissistic personality disorder are most likely to seek treatment when they develop symptoms of depression — often because of perceived criticisms or rejections.

    If you recognize aspects of your personality that are common to narcissistic personality disorder or you're feeling overwhelmed by sadness, consider reaching out to a trusted doctor or mental health provider. Getting the right treatment can help make your life more rewarding and enjoyable.
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    Donald Trump displays not just one, or two, or even half of the DSM-5 criteria for a diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder -- he displays all 12.

    Is this someone you want in the Oval Office?
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    05 Aug '16 11:09
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    From the Mayo Clinic website, www.mayoclinic.org

    Diseases and Conditions
    Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    Symptoms
    by Mayo Clinic Staff

    Narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing way ...[text shortened]... stic Personality Disorder -- he displays all 12.

    Is this someone you want in the Oval Office?
    I think he is also a sociopath, his ghost writer commented also on his short attention span.
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    05 Aug '16 11:28
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I think he is also a sociopath, his ghost writer commented also on his short attention span.
    And Hillary is not a sociopath?
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    05 Aug '16 11:43
    Originally posted by whodey
    And Hillary is not a sociopath?
    Choose your poison. You want a president with the attention span of a donut? One who would clearly be run by his advisors since he knows zero about governance?
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    05 Aug '16 12:00
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    From the Mayo Clinic website, www.mayoclinic.org

    Diseases and Conditions
    Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    Symptoms
    by Mayo Clinic Staff

    Narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing way ...[text shortened]... stic Personality Disorder -- he displays all 12.

    Is this someone you want in the Oval Office?
    Two points.

    1. It has been my experience how those who level psychiatric labels at others are typically burdened with the same or similar maladies.

    2. limiting their ability to function in relationships and other areas of their life, such as work or school.
    Doesn't seem to accurately describe the man currently under your microscope.
    Perhaps you're thinking of someone closer to home.
    Such as yourself, for instance.
    Or maybe your conspiracy buddy, the professor of world renowned.
    Or, quite possibly, that old rascal himself, Mr. Buttons, the feisty cat who keeps getting into your macrame supplies and spreading them all over your shag carpet.
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    05 Aug '16 17:33
    Hillary's Desperate Smearing of Trump as Crazy

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    05 Aug '16 17:361 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Hillary's Desperate Smearing of Trump as Crazy

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    Desperate? more like exactly correct. How can you see the buffoon Trump in any other way? Did you see the 'I love babies comment'? Or we will build a wall around Mexico and make them pay for it? Does that sound like a rational person?

    Do you doubt he is AT LEAST has narcissisitic personality disorder? Did you read my post about his ghost writer?
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    05 Aug '16 17:432 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Desperate? more like exactly correct. How can you see the buffoon Trump in any other way? Did you see the 'I love babies comment'? Or we will build a wall around Mexico and make them pay for it? Does that sound like a rational person?

    Do you doubt he is AT LEAST has narcissisitic personality disorder? Did you read my post about his ghost writer?
    I have no respect for quackery and for those who attempt to use mental health as a political tool. Its disparaging towards those who have to deal with real mental health issues on a daily basis.
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    05 Aug '16 17:50
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I have no respect for quackery and for those who attempt to use mental health as a political tool. Its disparaging towards those who have to deal with real mental health issues on a daily basis.
    Ah, that is JW bias then. You figure all medical science is quackery so your opinion can safely be ignored, no disrespect intended.
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    05 Aug '16 18:05
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I have no respect for quackery and for those who attempt to use mental health as a political tool. Its disparaging towards those who have to deal with real mental health issues on a daily basis.
    Claiming Donald Trump is mentally sane is disparaging towards the mentally sane.
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    05 Aug '16 18:185 edits
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    From the Mayo Clinic website, www.mayoclinic.org

    Diseases and Conditions
    Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    Symptoms
    by Mayo Clinic Staff

    Narcissistic personality disorder is one of several types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially distressing way ...[text shortened]... stic Personality Disorder -- he displays all 12.

    Is this someone you want in the Oval Office?
    If Trump was a woman, there'd be all these threads shouting "SEXISM!!" with the claim that if "she" was male, "her" persona would be regarded as "strong" or "bold"; yet, because "she" is female, it's a problem because "she" is exuding confidence, which angers the patriarchy.
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    05 Aug '16 18:19
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Ah, that is JW bias then. You figure all medical science is quackery so your opinion can safely be ignored, no disrespect intended.
    Please don't be silly, I DO NOT figure all medical science is quackery, you simply made that up.
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    05 Aug '16 18:221 edit
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Claiming Donald Trump is mentally sane is disparaging towards the mentally sane.
    Is it? You do realise that LBJ used to speak to reporters while easing nature on the toilet?
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    05 Aug '16 18:47
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Please don't be silly, I DO NOT figure all medical science is quackery, you simply made that up.
    Just the ones that want blood🙂 I VANT YOU BLOOD, HEHE.
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    05 Aug '16 18:50
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Is it? You do realise that LBJ used to speak to reporters while easing nature on the toilet?
    If you think that's remotely worse than what Trump is saying I suggest you seek mental assistance.
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