Topics that Trump has claimed to “know more about than anyone” include ISIS, drones, social media, campaign finance, technology, polls, courts, lawsuits, politicians, trade, renewable energy, infrastructure, construction, environmental impact statements, nuclear weapons, banks, tax laws, income, money, and the economy. Good for you. “I stood up to him and he respected that. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. When you are in business you need to get even with people who screw you. The good news for those of you non-psychopaths is that madness conveys weakness as much as strength. “I love getting even when I get screwed by someone,” he explains in his book Think Big and Kick Ass. ( Log Out / Change ). 22 June 20. “Let’s face it,” actor and Trump supporter James Woods tweeted recently, “Donald Trump is a rough individual. The genetic abnormality itself manifests in the limbic system, the set of brain structures involved in the processing of emotions. “I have a very great relationship with God,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapperduring the 2016 presidential campaign. How to Work with the Psychopath-in-Chief. Turnover in his administration — 85% in the first 32 months — dwarfs that of his five most recent predecessors for their entire first terms.
Life for him is a zero-sum game. “Donald found out about it and dropped him like a hot potato,” explained Cohn’s longtime secretary, Susan Bell. View all posts by Michael Stevenson. For four years, along with millions of other Trump critics, I have wrestled with the best way to respond to a president who is incapable of shame or empathy and cares only about his self-interest. Like so many of his claims, this one is pure fiction. “Always get even. We had a relationship that was almost businesslike. Trump doesn’t appear to make heartfelt connections with anyone, nor to value relationships beyond the extent to which they serve his immediate self-interest. Use Your LeverOne of those classy Greek dudes said it: Give me a lever long enough and I will move the world. Trump treats even his relationships with family members as transactional. “When somebody’s president,” Trump declared on April 13, “the authority is total.
The Group moderators are responsible for maintaining their community and can address these issues. And now for the latest “no-duh” news: According to a recent study in Behavioral Sciences and the Law, bosses are four times more likely to be psychopathic than the average worker. The horrifying truth is that it’s precisely what he’s missing that gives him a permanent advantage over the vast majority of us who are guided by a conscience and concern for others. None of them are likely to kill people. Imagine no struggles with shame, not a single one in your whole life, no matter what kind of selfish, lazy, harmful, or immoral action you had taken … You can do anything at all, and still your strange advantage over the majority of people, who are kept in line by their consciences, will most likely remain undiscovered.
Grab ’em by the pussy.” More than 20 women have now publicly accused Trump of sexual assault. Like so many of his claims, this one is pure fiction. Thanks James.” Absence of conscience gives Trump the license to invent his own rules, define his own reality, declare victory in any competition, and insist on his superior expertise on subjects about which he knows almost nothing. They are not troubled by doubts about themselves or their future, and they have no conscience.
So long as we seek to understand Trump’s motivations and behaviors through our own lens, we will feel forever at sea. His obsession with domination and power have prompted Trump to tell lies more promiscuously than ever since he became president, and to engage in ever more unfounded and aggressive responses aimed at anyone he perceives stands in his way.
He fudges and foozles and fluffs.”. Like so many of his claims, this one is pure fiction. The research now strongly suggests that the absence of conscience has a strong hereditary basis, even as it may also be activated by adverse childhood experiences. He lies about his lies. In that war, your coldness and sagacity is your best offense. Are you sure you wish to delete this message from the message archives of [email protected]? 1. “I was never intimidated by my father, the way other people were,” he explained to me for The Art of the Deal. “He cheats like a three-card Monty dealer.
Stevenson's French culture blog. Michael Stevenson, aka Dai Bando, Johnny Foreigner, Monsieur Pas De Merde, is a blogger of French and British culture. The third trait that most characterizes Trump is his need for dominance, and the evident pleasure he takes in exercising it. Which is why, in the evolutionary sense, they are selected to be our bosses so much of the time.
The Art of the Deal.’ I now see a deeper meaning behind his behavior. In one instance, Trump said he had won a championship at the Bedminster, New Jersey, club he owns, even though he was in Philadelphia on the day the event was held. How do we deal with a person whose core impulse in every part of his life is to deny, deceive, deflect, disparage, and double-down every time he is challenged? This includes: harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, fraud or phishing. That’s hardly shocking. You need to screw them back 15 times harder.” In the absence of a conscience to shape and limit his behavior, Trump defaults to a more primitive and predatory impulse.
The first answer is that we must understand exactly who we’re dealing with, and we have not, because what motivates Trump’s behavior is so far from our own inner experience that it leaves us feeling forever flummoxed. The trait that most distinguishes psychopaths is the utter absence of conscience — the capacity to lie, cheat, steal, and inflict pain to achieve their ends without a scintilla of guilt or shame, as Trump so demonstrably does. In short, these folks are everything a successful businessperson should be, and they have a tremendous leg up on those who are not psychopaths.
Our economy, our trade and nuclear proliferation treaties, and our standing in the world are in the toilet, and they do NOTHING. The catalyst for my shift came after a friend sent me a long paper written by Vince Greenwood, a Washington, D.C.-based psychologist. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. More from MensHealth.com: 4 Ways to Deal with Office Jerks. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Facts are simply are obstacles to be batted away when they contradict his preferred fictions. In the end, Trump does what he does because he is who he is, immutably.
A sequel to the book LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination by Phillip F. Nelson was published by Skyhorse Publishing on November 18, 2014. In 13 hours of comments he made over a recent three-week period, The Washington Postreported that he spent a total of two hours attacking others, including the media, 45 minutes praising himself and his administration, and a total of just 4.5 minutes expressing rote condolences for Covid-19 victims and front line workers. By my count Trump clearly demonstrates 16 of the traits and his overall score is far higher than the average prison inmate.
Among the accomplishments Donald Trump parades most proudly is that he has won 18 golf club championships. “My father, I love and appreciate,” he said, “but he always worked 24 hours a day.”, Ivanka is the one child Trump has often praised, including for being “voluptuous and having the best body.”When she was just 16, Trump told hosts of The View that “If Ivanka wasn’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” Trump’s most emphatic declaration of love during the past four years has been directed at North Korean president Kim Jung Un, one of the most ruthless dictators in the world. Psychopaths have gotten a bad rap in recent years because a very small percentage of them, you know, kill people. I don’t even wait. “He brutalized for you.” For The Art of the Deal, Trump described Cohn to me as “the sort of guy who’d be there at your hospital bed… literally standing by you to the death, long after everyone else had bailed out”. When the sportswriter Rick Reilly investigated for his book Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump, he found that 16 of the claims were transparently false, and no evidence existed to support the other two. Imagine no struggles with shame, not a single one in your whole life, no matter what kind of selfish, lazy, harmful, or immoral action you had taken … You can do anything at all, and still your strange advantage over the majority of people, who are kept in line by their consciences, will most likely remain undiscovered. He lies about his lies.