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By Rob Kall (Page 1 of 3 pages) (View How Many People Read This) 5 comments, In Series: Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Narcissists
The plague Trump has inflicted upon the entire world is far worse than Covid-19. Trump has, by setting an example unleashed a virulent plague of psychopathy and narcissism.
One might be tempted to call the USA’s Covid-19 pandemic a Trump plague because of his intentional bad handling of it, with the priority on his political future, not the safety of the American public.
But the Trump Covid-19 pandemic is simply a symptom of the deeper, far bigger, far more destructive Trump plague that has already afflicted the world.
There is absolutely no question that Trump is a malignant narcissist psychopath. For the Trump plague, that psychopathic narcissism makes him the ultimate contagion vector patient zero.
The plague Trump has unleashed is far worse, far more dangerous than Covid, maybe even more dangerous than Ebola. Why?
· Because it has unleashed a virulent disease that does not require contact, or inhalation of microbes or viruses. It can be communicated from a thousand miles away.
· Because what it does is remove the internal and external restraints on people who are narcissistic or psychopathic, freeing them to behave in far more narcissistic and psychopathic ways.
· Because behaviors that were considered despicable and totally unacceptable before are now being not only tolerated, but sometimes even encouraged and lauded.
Trump has become a hero for a group of people, even a cult leader, so it is considred that he can not only do no wrong, but his disgusting, vile, unacceptable behaviors and attitudes are seen as not only okay, but as positive examples.
Every psychopath is a narcissist. There are more narcissists than there are psychopaths, and for many, it’s a matter of degree. Psychopaths are willing to cross more lines, to be more overt and aggressive in their predatory, empathy-less self-centered behaviors.
Psychpaths and many narcissists manifest many of these characteristics:
Ø Lack of empathy
Ø Lack of caring about others
Ø Predatory naturethey look at how they can exploit, take from or use people and systems.
Ø Dishonest: they lie, cheat, steal, with no respect for laws
Ø Charisma: they are brilliant at charming people
Ø Meanness and Callousness- they are, because of their lack of empathy, hard-hearted. Wikipedia says, “Lacking empathy and close attachments with others, disdain of close attachments, use of cruelty to gain empowerment, exploitative tendencies, defiance of authority, and destructive excitement seeking”
Ø Chameleon-likethey are brilliant at looking like good, kind, nurturing people
Ø Remorselessthey don’t feel guilt when or after they perpetrate wrongs
Ø Lack of close interpersonal bondsthey’ll fake relationships as part of their predations, but just don’t care about people
Ø Impulsivitythe less intelligent ones have impulsivity problems that can land them in jail. The smarter ones, with more self control become CEOs, legislators and Church leaders.
Ø Boldness: they have very high self confidence, strong tolerance of stress and unfamiliar, dangerous situations and powerful self-assertiveness, which serves their inclination towards predatory behavior
Besides the characteristics of psychopathy and narcissism, we also have examples of bad behaviors that Trump and his team of psychopaths set examples for.
-taking off or not wearing masks
-characterizing as fake news news sources that criticize him or his projects or people
The bottom line is Trump has unleashed the restraints that people have normally applied to narcissistic and psychopathic impulses, making it seem more acceptable, even positive to engage in them. There are an estimated 70 million psychopaths world wide and probably half a billion narcissistsall uncaring predators who get pleasure out of using, exploiting, dominating and hurting people.
This unleashing of the worst aspects of being human, or inhumane, will cause untold suffering possible even for generations to come.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
Check out his platform at RobKall.com
He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity
He’s given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world’s smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer– first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978– Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story– each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people’s consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com— which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up– The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more…)
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