Friday, January 08, 2016

Donald Trump's Narcisistic Personality (in other words) Batshit Crazy

When I watch Donald Trump go into his shtick, I cannot believe there are human minds (who can vote) that fall for this comedian’s idea of World Order(the political, economic, or social situation in the world at a particular time and the effect that this has on relationships between different countries)… To think this buffoon actually has the ability it takes to be leader of the “Free World” (if there is such a thing today, since there are only 5 communist countries left: China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea and Vietnam) is not only absurd… It’s BATSHIT crazy! Do we really want batshit crazy people to vote in a Batshit Crazy president?
I THINK (hope) NOT.

BTW: batshit crazy

A person who is batshit crazy is certifiably nuts. The phrase has origins in the old-fashioned term "bats in the belfry." Old churches had a structure at the top called a belfry, which housed the bells. Bats are extremely sensitive to sound and would never inhabit a belfry of an active church where the bell was rung frequently. Occasionally, when a church was abandoned and many years passed without the bell being rung, bats would eventually come and inhabit the belfry. So, when somebody said that an individual had "bats in the belfry" it meant that there was "nothing going on upstairs" (as in that person's brain). To be BATSHIT CRAZY is to take this even a step further. A person who is batshit crazy is so nuts that not only is their belfry full of bats, but so many bats have been there for so long that the belfry is coated in batshit. Hence, the craziest of crazy people are BATSHIT CRAZY.

An exaggerated sense of self-importance and exaggerating achievements
Obsession with image; needs to be the focus of attention 
Feelings of entitlement
Lack of empathy
So why are narcissists so popular?
Narcissists have been with us since the dawn of history. So if they are so unlikable, why are they so popular? Why do religious Republicans so easily brush away Trump's inability to name a favorite Bible verse (with nary a comment) when religious devotion is a job requirement?
Have you ever wondered why selfish, arrogant, and entitled individuals are so charming? When in charge of companies, they commit fraud, demoralize employees, and devalue stock.
And yet, there is no shortage of examples to illustrate the cultural appeal of [self-absorbed celebrities] and narcissistic antiheroes, like (Silvio Berlusconi, ... attracts us despite their self-absorption — or perhaps, even because of it.
Why? Here are key research findings:
Narcissists are masterful impression managers
Narcissists excel at managing initial impressions. As Kaiser and Craig note in a recent review (“Destructive leadership in and of organizations”), “it is the obsessive focus on the self that links the narcissistic personality with charisma.”
Narcissists’ desire to make a great initial impression enables them to disguise their arrogance as confidence, which they often achieve through humor and by being entertaining or eccentric.
Narcissists manipulate credit and blame in their favor
Through a mix of shameless self-promotion and a guilt-free, Machiavellian agenda, narcissists are quick to take credit for others’ achievements and blame colleagues and subordinates for their own failures. Narcissistic managers “lead with the main 
purpose of receiving personal credit or glory. When things go wrong or they make mistakes, they deny or distort information and ‘rewrite history’ in order to avoid getting blamed.”
What makes narcissists so effective at this is their complete conviction that they are actually special and entitled. The rules are for someone else. It is always easier to fool others when you have already fooled yourself. Narcissists fit conventional stereotypes of leadership. Because of their ability to accumulate power and influence, narcissists enjoy a prominent spot in laypeople’s views about leadership. However, the idea that leaders must be overconfident, charismatic, or selfish in order to be effective is in 
stark contrast with reality. Read More Here:

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