A well-respected American neuroscientist warns that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a mental disorder that could make him a dangerous world leader. ...You can also find plenty of opinions that Barack Obama is a narcissist.
According to the Mayo Clinic, narcissistic personality disorder is "a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others."
Azarian says Trump exhibits all the characteristics of a narcissist.
First, Trump clearly demonstrates lack of empathy in the case of migrants, Azarian says. "Instead of recognising that the data shows that most Mexican immigrants are not violent, but instead people simply looking for a place where actual opportunity exists, with a broad brush [Trump] claims that they are 'criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc.' In a similar vein, Trump has vowed to ban all Muslims from entering the country should he be elected," the mind expert says.
"It appears that his lack of empathy has distorted his mind's ability to grasp the fact that the refugees he speaks of are actually seeking safety from the same murderous maniacs that he wants to keep out," Azarian says.
A narcissist is someone who shows overwhelming arrogance and a delicate self-esteem that is easily hurt by any form of criticism, and Trump clearly demonstrates this, Azarian says.
If empathy means putting foreigners ahead of American citizens, then I want a President without empathy.
Azarian is wrong about Trump being hurt by criticism. Sometimes he seems to even enjoy defending himself from criticism. Jeb Bush is an example of a candidate who is hurt by criticism.
I expect to see more of these attacks on Trump, as his enemies take his candidacy more seriously.