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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:26 PM

Donny Deutsch reads from the "profile of the sociopath."

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:46 PM

1. Damn! Well said. Spot on. On to greatest page. Hard to believe this was on MSNBC

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Response to onit2day (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:05 PM

2. 5th rec! Heard that this afternoon!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:09 PM

3. Since Donny is an old friend of Trump's, maybe he should have done this BEFORE the election.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:39 PM

5. He said many things like that about Trump before the Election and after.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:16 PM

4. Not exactly sure where Donny Deutsch is quoting from, but here's one:

https://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html

Profile of the Sociopath

This website summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.


Glibness and Superficial Charm

Manipulative and Conning
They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

Grandiose Sense of Self
Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."

Pathological Lying
Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

Shallow Emotions
When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.

Incapacity for Love

Need for Stimulation
Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.

Callousness/Lack of Empathy
Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others' feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.

Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.

Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet "gets by" by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.

Irresponsibility/Unreliability
Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.

Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.

Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.


Seems spot on to me. But maybe that's what those purported 30% want - an inhuman leader who will destroy the rest (and them, too.)

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Response to erronis (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:59 PM

8. There is more too....

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:40 PM

6. You never used to hear Hitler and the Current President in the same sentence

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:58 PM

7. That's the guest's name. I posted this but forgot

what his name is.

"A guest on MSNBC just read the definition of a sociopath
to explain tRump's behavior. He should have read the definitions of a sadist and of a narcissist too."

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12005709

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:06 PM

9. I've been saying the for years. Check this out...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_triad

The dark triad in psychology refers to the personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy,[1][2][3][4] which are called "dark" because of their malevolent qualities.[5][1][6][7]

Research on the dark triad is used in applied psychology, especially within the fields of law enforcement, clinical psychology, and business management. People scoring high on these traits are more likely to commit crimes, cause social distress and create severe problems for an organization, especially if they are in leadership positions (for more information, see psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism in the workplace).

All three dark triad traits are conceptually distinct although empirical evidence shows them to be overlapping. They are associated with a callous-manipulative interpersonal style.[8]

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:09 PM

10. People better wise up fast, these malice types have been

causing serious damage for centuries. Look how far Eliz. Holmes, Silicon Valley 'Big Tech' fraudster got in 10 years.



https://www.quora.com/Does-it-matter-if-Elizabeth-Holmes-is-a-sociopath

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