The Conservative Collective believes that Barry may be afflicted with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) to such an extent that his decisions are largely based upon wild dillusional fantasies of himself being a king.
This is EXTREMELY serious stuff here, If we have a president who is suffering from this mental disorder and his executive decisions are clouded by this illness, he needs to be removed from office under the provisions of the 25th Amendment.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association, specifically DSM-IV-TR (DSM-5/2013 is still being contested among professionals) Narcissistic Personality Disorder looks like this (taken from Wikipedia);
Some people diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by unwarranted feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy.
Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-IV-TR include:
- Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments
- Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others
- Envies others and believes others envy him/her
- Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence
- Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others
- Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior
- Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic
Other symptoms in addition to the ones defined by DSM-IV-TR include: Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends, has trouble keeping healthy relationships with others, easily hurt or rejected, appears unemotional, and exaggerating special achievements and talents, setting unrealistic goals for himself/herself.
Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by dramatic, emotional behavior, and an over-inflated sense of self-importance that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.
In addition to these symptoms, the person may display arrogance, show superiority, and seek power. The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder can be similar to the traits of individuals with strong self-esteem and confidence; differentiation occurs when the underlying psychological structures of these traits are considered pathological. Narcissists have such an elevated sense of self-worth that they value themselves as inherently better than others, when in reality they have a fragile self-esteem, cannot handle criticism, and often try to compensate for this inner fragility by belittling or disparaging others in an attempt to validate their own self-worth. Comments and criticisms about others are vicious from sufferers of NPD, in an attempt to boost their own poor self-esteem.
Another narcissist symptom is a lack of empathy. They are unable to relate, understand, and rationalize the feelings of others. Instead of behaving in a way that shows how they are feeling in the moment, they behave in the way that they feel they are expected to behave or what gives them the most attention.
Does this sound like Barry?
The Conservative Collective submits that Barry is the poster child for this mental illness and that his behavior, including the multiple extentions/exemptions to the Afforadable Care Act and his “I have a pen…” threat to all Americans are directly related to his grand dillusions of himself as king.
Barry’s wild accusations that his agenda has been stymied solely because he is black and that the various scandals now racking his administration are “phony” or caused by Fox News also fit the characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder perfectly.
The bad part is that Barry would appear to be pathological and his need to hide behind a constant flow of lies is plain enough to see, We at the Conservative Collective are very fearful that Barry’s grand design for America is being conducted with a mental disorder at the helm.
We are not head doctors, of course and these are only opinions. But it it quacks like a duck and all that…just sayin’.