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I don't believe it is unreasonable for the average American to ask those who aspire to run for leadership positions, such as King or Queen of the United States of America, to pass through a MENTAL detector.

I want to know what drives our President. If he or she is a traumatized child in disquise, I'd like to know, ahead of time.

If they perceive themselves to be the reincarnation of Attila the Hun or Billy Sunday, I'd like to know. I'd like to know ahead of time.

If they are a "my way or the highway type of personality, I'd like to know in advance of the election.

If the Jesus of the Book of Revelation is their best friend as well as Jesus representatives on earth, I'd like to know....ahead of time.

If they are Deciders, Commander Guys or just feel that it's their job to worry about things and ours to go about our business, I'd like to know....way ahead of time.

If they are going to be in a position where I have to be fearful, concerned, amazed, embarassed or ashamed because of their actions, ideas, speeches and answers to questions, I want to know ahead of time.

I would appreciate it if we could ask all those who feel we just can't live without their leadership, to pass through a MENTAL detector. What we're looking for is the following...

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Paranoid Personality Disorder

Paranoid personality disorder is characterized by a distrust of others anda constant suspicion that people around you have sinister motives. People with this disorder tend to have excessive trust in their own knowledge and abilities and usually avoid close relationships. They search for hidden meanings in everything and read hostile intentions into the actions of others. They are quick to challenge the loyalties of friends and loved ones and often appear cold and distant. They usually shift blame to other people and tend to carry long grudges.

Paranoid Personality Disorder:

Unwillingness to forgive perceived insults
Excessive sensitivity to setbacks
Distrustfulness and excessive self-reliance
Projection of blame onto others
Consumed by anticipation of betrayal
Combative and tenacious adherence to personal rights
Relentlessly suspicious

Then we'd know why you are so cold to us after a perceived rejection of your inspired truth, or why you get so angry when things just don't work out as you supposed they should. We'd also understand why everything is always OUR fault and why you think we are always talking about you behind your back.

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Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Many believe that schizotypal personality disorder represents mild schizophrenia. The disorder is characterized by odd forms of thinking and perceiving, and individuals with this disorder often seek isolation from others. They sometimes believe to have extra sensory ability or that unrelated events relate to them in some important way. They generally engage in eccentric behavior and have difficulty concentrating for long periods of time. Their speech is often over elaborate and difficult to follow.

Symptoms of Schizotypal Personality Disorder:

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Dennis Diehl is a former pastor of 26 years,  who outgrew the Literalism of Fundamentalism.  He writes about Pastoral and Church abuse and is available to speak on such topics or be helpful to any church suffering under abusive (more...)

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