Let me say right up front that I am not a political animal. I also work in the mental health business so I am sensitive to the use of words and labels which fuel stigma. But since the inauguration of Donald Trump, I just can’t resist. During the campaign, I saw my fill of name-calling, rudeness, and other behaviors that just don’t seem presidential. I know that Trump would like to shake things up and he may have a point about the state of politics in our nation, but I frankly find him offensive.
Today, it seems that the most important thing to him is the size of his crowds. The President of the United States, on his first day in office, has crowd envy, to borrow a phrase from Sigmund Freud. If this is the most important thing on his mind, we are in trouble.
The man obviously has a huge ego. After reading the traits of a narcissist, I am confident that he belongs in that category. Perhaps he has Narcissistic Personality Disorder with a dash or paranoia. I am not clinically trained but I know what I see and think. Are we in for four years of this? God help us all.
So, how many narcissists does it take to change a light bulb?
Just one — but he has to wait for the whole world to revolve around him.