Why psychiatrists aren't supposed to say Trump is a narcissist


#1

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#2

Yeah, imagine one of those psychiatrists went on record and only labelled him “narcissist”…


#3

I don’t have a degree in psychology or a specialty in psychiatry - my undergrad is a BS in business administration and graduate is a MA in social change - so I will go on the record saying Trump is mentally unfit to be president of the US.

C’mon, thin-skinned Cheeto, sue me!


#4

IANAP - but that guys nuts. Clinically nuts. You can quote me on that.


#5

I don’t know this through personal experience but I believe that over at Fox they have psychiatrists that will say the darndest things. Where are they on this issue? I’d bet they’d be willing to say that he’s NOT a narcissist. That’s pretty much the exact same breach of professional ethics isn’t it?


#6

Sounds responsible.


#7

A narcissist? Come on! Would a narcissist put his name in big, gold letters on everything? I mean, this is the same guy who was too modest to hire a publicist!*

 

  • Trump 2016!

#8

Only at the Sharper Image.


#9

NPD is a diagnosis.

Narcissistic is just an adjective.


#10

That is more like Histrionic Personality Disorder than NPD

Now we’ve gone from saying that we shouldn’t say that Trump has a psychiatric disorder to saying he has two. I’d better stop.


#11

I’ll join you. I have not one but two degrees in English (I can read the shit out of some Prufrock – very lucrative). So with my qualifications as a rational human with eyes, ears, and semi-functioning brain, I go on record as saying unfit is the kindest word we could use to describe his mental state.


#12

But - calling him a “short fingered vulgarian” is still professionally ethical?


#13

Fortunately, the rest of us are free to “diagnose at a distance.” In fact, as voters it’s OUR DUTY to do so.


#14

I think everyone in the world is aware of this diagnosis. The thing that decides whether you vote for him is whether you are one yourself or not.


#15

I label tRump as an absolute douche bag, there I said it.


#16

Oh you English majors, and your tedious arguments of insidious intent.

Wait, what were we talking about? Oh, right – Michelangelo!


#17

We WERE talking about measuring our lives with coffee spoons. But as we all know, there is no spoon.


#18

Although the diagnosis of MAD can not be found in the DSM IV or V there are still many people who are quite MAD = Major Asshole Disorder.


#19

Well, I don’t know what happened to your spoon, but I keep mine in my trouser rolls. Makes it much easier to eat a peach properly, while walking upon a beach.

Wait, what are we doing here again? Ah right – figuring out how to advise a prince. But when all is said and done, would that have been worthwhile? I think I’ll go and listen instead to the singing mermaids.


#20

Why? He hasn’t. :wink: