Doctors do not need to have a one-on-one for diagnosis because Trump has delivered the symptoms on a consistent and undeniable pattern.

I am not a mental health professional. So, I read what the profession itself has said about this matter, and take them at their word. If you choose not to, that is entirely your affair.

However, considering matters along the same lines, I was amused by this article when it popped up in the NY Times a bit ago.

Which was itself based on this study:

Recent research and theorizing suggest that narcissism may predict both positive and negative leadership behaviors. We tested this hypothesis with data on the 42 U.S. presidents up to and including George W. Bush, using (a) expert-derived narcissism estimates, (b) independent historical surveys of presidential performance, and © largely or entirely objective indicators of presidential performance.

Grandiose, but not vulnerable, narcissism was associated with superior overall greatness in an aggregate poll; it was also positively associated with public persuasiveness, crisis management, agenda setting, and allied behaviors, and with several objective indicators of performance, such as winning the popular vote and initiating legislation. Nevertheless, grandiose narcissism was also associated with several negative outcomes, including congressional impeachment resolutions and unethical behaviors. We found that presidents exhibit elevated levels of grandiose narcissism compared with the general population, and that presidents’ grandiose narcissism has been rising over time. Our findings suggest that grandiose narcissism may be a double-edged sword in the leadership domain.

Long story short, the study found that narcissism is common in US presidents, and the most successful presidents tended to be the most narcissistic; although in some cases their narcissism led them into some problematic areas.

I find that interesting, don’t you?

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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