60.2 Antisocial Personality Disorder
- A disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others that is manifested in childhood or early adolescence. (adapted from dsm-iv)
- A personality disorder whose essential feature is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood. The individual must be at least age 18 and must have a history of some symptoms of conduct disorder before age 15. (from dsm-iv, 1994)
- Personality disorder characterized by conflict with others, low frustration tolerance, inadequate conscience development, and rejection of authority and discipline.
- Personality disorder whose essential feature is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others through aggressive, antisocial behavior, without remorse or loyalty to anyone.
We also have F60.81 Narcissistic personality disorder
- A disorder characterized by an enduring pattern of grandiose beliefs and arrogant behavior together with an overwhelming need for admiration and a lack of empathy for (and even exploitation of) others.
- Personality disorder characterized by excessive self-love, egocentrism, grandiosity, exhibitionism, excessive needs for attention, and sensitivity to criticism.
According to Joshua Green, in Devil's Bargain, when Lil' Donald started hanging with Bannon, he also took on Bannon's blue collar nationalism. Prior to that, however, Lil' Donald had one of the most popular shows on TV for ten years. The Apprentice built a national profile with minority audiences including Latinos and Blacks. It was popular with women. It drew from all different backgrounds. Minority people were presented as "striving, ambitious entrepreneurs" which was a major departure from how television and culture usually depicts minorities. It drew over 20 million viewers a week and "established his national image". Indeed, Lil' Donald's audience was viewed as "the most liberal of prime time television". Drawing this massive audience during prime time brought in major advertisers to the network, including Ford, McDonald's, Pepsi, Kellogg. Hollywood studios advertised their movies being released over the weekend. Demographic research showed Lil' Donald to be more popular with blacks and Latinos than with Caucasian audiences. With Caucasians, he was a celebrity that people loved to hate.
Ironically, he completely flipped when he decided to run for president. He purposefully sought out the audience that was most likely to take him to the White House. During the election campaign, Lil' Donald built a campaign of hate. Obama chose him as a target at the White House Correspondents Dinner, and Lil' Donald retaliated with birtherism which he only gave up two months before the election, turning on Obama's education instead. He turned on minorities by screaming about building a wall. He encouraged chants about "lock her up", thriving on the power of hate. He now has begun reshaping the justice system by planning to return to outdated policy, that doesn't work, to lock up more Blacks. The same can be said for addictions. The war on drugs has already failed once. He is actively working to support voter suppression in minority areas. He has shot down equal pay for women and is attacking their healthcare and control over reproductive rights. Let's be clear. He doesn't really support any of these things. Indeed, he also does not feel the opposite. He has no core beliefs. He doesn't support any thing except the pursuit of more money, more press, and more power.
Lil' Donald as manipulated and used 30% of America. He built a base of support that is centered clearly in those who feel disenfranchised. Mostly white males longing to restore their patriarchal power, to be head of the household bread earner, returning to father knows best, working in mines and on the lines in factories. Men who fear their loss of manhood and are angry. He attacked the people and changes that those men fear: illegal immigrants, women, and the press. He built his campaign on racial, gender, and political fury. Not because he was prejudiced, but because it appeals to his base. He knew who his audience was going to be, and shaped his campaign to suit. He shaped his policy to inspire, encourage and to enact fear.
Sadly, Lil' Donald could have built a campaign, and now an administration, on a forward looking view. He had the potential from his his TV show to do just that. Instead, he built it on Make America Great Again, which translates to encouraging anger over a lost way of life, and focusing on fear it could not be recreated. He appealed to a base who wanted factory jobs, doesn't care about emissions or destruction of our environment, wants to regain control over women, and desires to put minorities "back in their place". Lil' Donald has fed the fear and hatred in the GOP voters, using illegal immigration, Clinton emails, and false promises to reshape politics to make him wealthy and powerful. See the above diagnostics. Lil' Donald needs their hate and fear to feel powerful. Remember his promise that only he could fix government?
No other sitting president began shaping his reelection campaign the first day they took office. No other president began campaign rallies the first six months he was in office. Lil' Donald had done both. When his narcissism demands adoration, he goes before large audiences. He revels in their adoration. Lil' Donald was a bully as a child, and it has continued into adulthood. He has no regard for the rights of others. He can't even pay the people who work for him. He shows no empathy, not even to the mother of a daughter killed by violent white nationalists. He spends hours watching the news, tweeting, reading the folder of praise and adoration presented daily. He surrounds himself for adoring staffers and yes men. And he is spurred on by Steve Bannon, who is a skillful manipulator who is determined to reshape America in a populist, white nationalist nightmare.
Going forward, how do we predict Lil' Donald's actions? Always look for what feeds his needs. Lil' Donald is an empty shell. He has nothing that feeds his interior self. No morals. No values. So he gilds his home in gold and wears fancy suits, and attaches beautiful women to his arm, to give him a sense of worth. Consequently, there will never be enough money or power to satisfy him. And every attack, every criticism, every failure drives him wild. He will do anything to hold his position and power. Hence the refusal to give up tax returns. His disregard for political norms. His determination to profit from his office. This wildly dangerous to our country.
It is not likely that he will take us to war with Korea. It would be dangerous and costly right now. He would have to rally support for that war the same way he did for the wall. Certainly possible, but he needs time to do it. It is likely he will continue to feed his grassroots supports fear and anger. He will fan the fires, protect Confederate monuments he does not care about, make wild and contradictory pronouncements to keep our attention off Russia and on him. The closer the investigation gets to establishing money laundering and worse, the wilder the flames of anger and hate will rage in our country, fed by our president. Remember the statements about "my military"? He wasn't kidding. He knows that as commander in chief they will follow orders. And Eric Prince as a paid mercenaries ready for him as well. Lil' Donald has no intention of loosing control of the presidency.
I heard all the crazy conspiracy theories how Obama intended to stay in office. Ridiculous, as we have seen. And the theories underestimated how carefully Obama always abides by the rule of law. Lil' Donald has flagrantly violated the law his entire life. He is a wild card. And if we don't don't better predict and defeat his behavior, democracy will die at the hands of a narcissistic psychopath.