Gregory, which of the diagnostic criteria does he fail to meet?
Greg Price

Let’s look at what the Mayo clinic has to say:

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 mann

A narcissist has to fit all or most of those categories. It’s like the Aspergers tests, it’s not enough to be shy or introverted to claim the Aspergers label.

Furthermore, a lot of people confuse self-confidence and self-esteem with narcissism. Others display a false sense of humility, like when Hillary Clinton said they left the White House dead broke.

Trump has been called a “blue collar billionaire” because the common man can relate to him.

Furthermore, he is under a lot of pressure from the media. When Obama made mistakes such as saying America has 57 States, mispronouncing corpsman, and lying about gun crime in America, the media let him get away with it.

At the end of the day, nobody knows what’s in Trump’s head. Besides, I have defended Obama when the right accuses him of being a narcissist. I believe Obama is an ideologue, not a narcissist. He apologizes for America because he follows the progressive doctrine of America is the bad guy and everyone else is the good guy.

Trump is the opposite. Under Trump, America is the good guy and those who oppose us are the bad guys. It’s a refreshing POV in these politically correct times of ours.

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