LuckyOtter – The disorder in the Oval Office (and beyond)
Although Donald Trump does not have an official diagnosis of a personality disorder, many mental health experts believe him to have some combination of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder (sociopathy), and Paranoid Personality Disorder. When these disorders appear together in the same person, we call it malignant narcissism.
Malignant narcissism is different from garden variety NPD in that, due to the presence of ASPD, the person very often has a blatant disregard for the law or the rights of others. There is also an element of paranoia, which lends itself to a toxic belief in conspiracy theories and a belief everyone is against them. The malignant narcissist will often seek retribution or revenge on others they believe have wronged them. Often, they are sadistic and actually enjoy inflicting pain on others (I believe Trump is one of these). Garden variety narcissists are toxic and usually unpleasant to be around…
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