I always understood Trump’s slogan: “white America First.”
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[Update-1] Donald Trump’s Psyche Bordering On Illness
The dark triad is a subject in psychology that focuses on three personality traits: narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Use of the term “dark” implies that people possessing these traits have malevolent qualities.
Research on the dark triad is used in applied psychology, especially within the fields of law enforcement, clinical psychology and business management. People scoring high on these traits are more likely to commit crimes, cause social distress and create severe problems for an organization, especially if they are in leadership positions (for more information, see psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism in the workplace).
All three dark triad traits are conceptually distinct although empirical evidence shows them to be overlapping. They are associated with a callous-manipulative interpersonal style.
• Narcissism is characterized by grandiosity, pride, egotism, and a lack of empathy.
• Machiavellianism is characterized by manipulation and exploitation of others, a cynical disregard for morality, and a focus on self-interest and deception.
• Psychopathy is characterized by continuing antisocial behavior, impulsivity, selfishness, callousness, and remorselessness.
A factor analysis carried out at the Glasgow Caledonian University found that among the big five personality traits, low agreeableness is the strongest correlate of the dark triad, while neuroticism and a lack of conscientiousness were associated with some of the dark triad members.
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From a psychological point of view, it seems almost impossible to talk about Donald Trump without mentioning the term narcissism. Howard Gardner, a psychologist at Harvard, was asked to summarize Donald Trump’s personality. He answered that Trump was “remarkably narcissistic” (Alford, 2015). George Simon, a clinical psychologist, was quoted saying about Trump: “He’s so classic that I’m archiving video clips of him to use in workshops because there’s no better example of narcissism. Otherwise I would have had hire actors and vignettes” (McAdams, 2016).
In her three-generation biography of the Trump family, Gwenda Blair describes Donald Trump’s behavior at the funeral of his father Fred in 1999. When it was Donald Trump’s turn to speak, he predominantly spoke about himself. He began to mention that the day on which he died was the most difficult in his life, and continued with what he considered his father’s greatest achievement: bringing up Donald Trump. Whereas other guests spoke about special memories with Fred, Donald exploited the opportunity to distinguish himself.
Interesting article and portion about the 1950s and the Cold War …
My mother got into a fight with the neighbor. We lived in a small house. It was summertime. There were screen doors. These things are important because you could always hear the grown-ups talking. This was the 1950s, an era when there was such a thing as adult conversation. An era when there was such a thing as an adult. An era when there was such a thing as conversation. Now children can hear everything, and adults speak like children. My mother was furious at the neighbor, and I was shocked that someone from a good state like New Jersey would have these bad southern views.
That was the essence of it to you?
Without question. To me as a child, all villains were to be compared to Communists. It was the height of the Cold War. It was a very Republican town. We were steeped in anti-Communist lore and so the worst people I could think of were Communists. They were the people I was scared of. Next were southerners–not as bad as Communists, because I couldn’t imagine anything as bad as Communists, except, of course, Nazis, who, although definitely scarier than Communists, were, I felt, more my grandparents’ department. My grandparents were in charge of Nazis. I was in charge of Communists.
Nazis were the worst, then Communists, then southerners. Although I had every belief that the Russians were plotting night and day to bomb Thomas Jefferson School in Morris-town, New Jersey–every conviction that I was absolutely in the sights of the Russians–I had no notion that southerners or racism could be in my life. In other words, I had more expectation of having contact with Russian Communists, who were on the wrong side of the Cold War, than I did with southern racists, who were on the wrong side of the Civil War.
[About the author: Fran Lebowitz – Public Speaking]
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