Mental Health Assessment of Donald Trump
Mental Health Assessment:
Patient/Client: Donald John Trump
General description: Caucasian, exceedingly wealthy American male of privilege and executive status.
Mr. Trump is at the extreme range of personality traits frequently associated with this cohort.
Assessment of behavior: Like many others in this group, Mr. Trump is self-centered, isolated and detached from reality. He is prone to be insensitive to and manipulative of others.
He has sexist tendencies and acts out his sexual insecurities with “macho,” “conquest” behavior that is disrespectful of women and threatening to men, women and children.
As a physically imposing man, he can be intimidating. He is habitually impulsive and demeaning in word and gesture. As a public figure he encourages violent behavior among his followers.
Because of his insecurity, he seeks nearly constant affirmation and deference from those around him. His ambition is entirely self-serving and self-centered.
Mr. Trump fits the textbook descriptions of a pathological narcissist. He has demonstrated sociopathic traits.
In part because of his television acting career and fiction-based celebrity status, he has confused artifice with reality. This and the above-mentioned character traits, explain his compulsive contradictory statements and disregard for truth in general.
Conclusion: Mr. Trump has a dysfunctional, delusional personality. He is not mentally or socially fit for military service of any kind. In possession of presidential power, including the power to wage conventional and nuclear war, he would pose an extreme security risk not just to the nation but to the world.