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wwjd -- Yes I agree with you on Trump's insecurity. In other threads we have discussed his narcissism. From the WebMD website this is how professionals describe narcissistic personality disorder:
"The word comes from a Greek myth in which a handsome young man named Narcissus sees his own reflection in a pool of water and falls in love with it.
Sound like someone you know? Are people often upset with him? Is it hard for him to keep relationships? Does he tend put himself first and think he knows the only “right” way? He might also:
- Think about himself most of the time and talk about himself a lot
- Crave attention and admiration
- Exaggerate his talents and achievements
- Believe he’s special
- Set unrealistic goals
- Have wide, fast mood swings
- Have a hard time taking others’ feelings seriously
- Strive to win, whatever it takes
- Fantasize about unlimited success, money, and power
Someone like this may appear to have high self-esteem, but the opposite is probably true. There’s a deep sense of insecurity underneath that grand exterior. He wants others to be envious, but often he’s the jealous one. He’s competitive and threatened by others’ achievements. His relationships are often stormy and short-lived. He leaves a trail of hurt feelings in his wake.
He’s easily hurt, but either chooses to not show it or overreacts in rage. He can’t stand criticism. He makes excuses and refuses to take responsibility for his flaws and failures. He sees himself as a natural leader who can easily sway others. He doesn’t listen and often interrupts. It’s a one-way street -- all take, no give."
I have added the bolding. There are similar personality traits between narcissists as described by the WebMD website and authoritarians like Trump as described by the Psychology Today website. Trump seems to have traits of of both, but insecurity is a common thread to both.
That and his obvious trends towards many of the characteristics of fascism as we discussed in another thread are pieces to a very complex puzzle when trying to categorize the mind of Donald Trump. He is rather unique in that regard...but very dangerous. He may even be bi-polar which makes any clinical assessment of his personality even more complex.
But the leader of the free world...NO!