I was glancing through my copy of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and came across this:
301.81 Narcissistic Personality Disorder
The essential feature is a Personality Disorder in which there are a grandiose sense of self-importance or uniqueness; preoccupation with fantasies or unlimited success; exhibitionistic need for constant attention and admiration; characteristic responses to threats to self-esteem; and characteristic disturbances in interpersonal relationships, such as feelings of entitlement, interpersonal exploitativeness, relationships that alternate between the extremes of overidealization and devaluation, and lack of empathy.
Fantasies involving unrealistic goals may involve achieving unlimited ability, power, wealth, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love. Although these fantasies frequently substitute for realistic activity, when these goals are actually pursued, it is often with a “driven” pleasureless quality, and an ambition that cannot be satisfied.
Interpersonal exploitativeness , in which others are taken advantage of in order to indulge ones own desires or for self-aggrandizement, is common; and the personal integrity and rights of others are disregarded.
________ One cannot help but think of the ‘Apprentice Show,” and the abusive way in which Trump has disregarded the other candidates for President.
Causes one to wonder…
Peace, Brother James