Valley Journal
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Narcissistic Personality Disorder root cause of President’s behavior

Editor,

It seems essential in our present chaotic political environment to be willing to look at and address root causes. Root cause identity usually takes a “back seat” to the endless reactive chatter around the latest drama. Root cause identity can lead to sensible dialogue among people with varying views, bipartisan solutions and necessary actions.

Let’s look at one big problem in America today. This has to do with our president’s attitudes and behavior. It is well known that the primary root cause is narcissism. Here are some quotes from the dictionary and other such accurate material: “Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder with a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, and excessive need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. Those affected often spend a lot of time thinking about achieving power, or success, or on their appearance.”

“Those with NPD tend to think and speak only of themselves, often about their physical appearance, talents or achievements. However, these comments tend to be exaggerated and are not necessarily accurate reflections of their lives.”

“Narcissistically challenged people have little regard for those around them, rarely, if ever, asking others for their thoughts or feelings. This is because people who suffer from NPD lack empathy, and are unable to recognize or understand the needs and feelings of others.”

Well, it is quite obvious that our president does suffer from this personality disorder. Given the defining information, it is clear how dangerous Donald Trump’s erratic and self-serving behavior is in his position of national and international leadership.

We are a democracy, not a dictatorship. Power resides with “we the people.” Our legislative and judicial branches must take charge. We the people must wisely elect those to public office who will rise above their own personal agendas and work for the good of our people, our nation, and our world.

Bob McClellan
Polson

 

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