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Yale psych prof explains Trump's pathology-and why he's more dangerous than ever

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The more that he feels his power threatened, the more likely he is to lash out
The more that he feels his power threatened, the more likely he is to lash out
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Let me just say, over my 20-year career devoted to studying, predicting, and preventing violence, I have seen close to 1000 individuals with Mr. Trump personality profile.

Some of these signs include behavior that is consistent with paranoia, a lack of empathy, impulsivity, an inability to consider consequences, and an attraction to violence and cruelty.

His inability to be grounded in reality shows that his condition is rather severe. He lies at a pathological level, has difficulty tolerating democratic institutions and the free press, not to mention his own intelligence communities, and is incapable of listening to expert advice, let alone opposing viewpoints.

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Lance Ciepiela is a retired senior who had an interesting career in government service - a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Vietnam-Era veteran, who became interested in restoring the Constitution after I realized that W Bush had attacked (more...)

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