originally posted by: darkbake
Donald Trump could have a disability that used to be known as Aspergers, and this can cause people trouble when they try to socialize because
their theory of mind is not complete. Basically, they have trouble thinking of how others perceive their actions. These people tend to be highly
intelligent. Trump's IQ is 156
My first reaction is, no way is he one of us. But I should never say never. My own big mouth -- and we do have big, verbose, incessant, self-absorbed
communications styles, in many cases -- has gotten me in trouble before. I can say with no large degree of uncertainty, he does not have an IQ of 156.
There is no way, even if he is severely dyslexic, that he could be so clueless about just about anything that has to do with education and history and
anything else except how to F*** people in business, and still be that smart. I'm sorry, but it just does not seem possible, to me anyway, as
diagnosed Aspergian with something like that IQ (I am told, I doubt it though now. too old and senile...)
On the other hand, the self-destructive quality of speaking one's mind... now that is somewhat Aspergian. And one doesn't have to be very smart just
to have a defective "theory of mind" (which is a B.S. psychobabble concept here, puleeze.) We have defective perception of certain aspects of a social
situation -- a perceptual problem at the neural network processing level -- it is not a "theoretical" deficiency except IMO in the minds of cognitive
psychologists who purport to understand what they are talking about here. So maybe the Donald is really Donald McHornballed the Sad Pouty Socially
Inept Asperger's Orange-face Toupee-Bearing Clown...
Oh and did I mention. We can be extremely arrogant and obtuse -- not realizing just how badly we are coming across to others... Lord have mercy. Maybe
Except that he is garden-variety narcissist. (They kicked us Aspies out of DSM V anyway so it's too late for a state-side APA diagnosis, trump will
need a British shrink for Aspergers.) And Trump is really a patent, blatant, obvious, psychopathic narcissist. I.e. qualifies for Narcissistic
Personality Disorder on all seven criteria, IMO (seven, at least, in DSM IV, haven't brushed up on V yet but WTF cares?) People like Trump are a dime
a dozen in Hollywood. Been there and been f***d over by those types before. He is the same as roughly half the heavy-hitters there:
psychopathologically selfish. Good god, mix that with Aspergers and lots of wealth and what do you get...
Anyway as a psychopathological narcissist, I rate Trump 4.4 stars. As Aspergers, maybe 2 or 2.5. A wannabe autist basically. As "comorbidly" (don't
you just love that word) both narcissistically disordered at the clinical level, as well as 75% or better rated on the Asperger's scale, I would rate
him a 3.0 at best. I doubt he'd be able to say that he is able, or is compelled to, "focus intently on a single interest or activity for days, weeks,
or months at a time, even to the detriment of his health, until he has achieved a mastery of that interest or its parent subject." Doubt that in the
case of politics and diplomacy, any way!
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