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The troubled Trump, the vain Putin

When I open currently, the newspaper, doesn't leap out to me something I understand. In addition to the News and football results are also published Interviews with psychologists who explain to me, what do the problems of the world with the problems of the Ruling.

So is time musing on the vanity of Putin, about the hunger for power of Erdogan and often General Derangement Trumps. However, no matter which head of state it is, the conclusion is always the same: This man is a narcissist and therefore a danger to the world. Okay, I understand that you want to classify the insane of the operations of the last few years. A question I have yet: to Know someone, what is narcissism exactly?

If individual narcissistic ruler corrupting our world, it needs only a new election.

it is Interesting to note that apparently even the experts schwertat long to define narcissism. In any case, Experts have been experts since 1914 (i.e. since the time of Freud and his Quark added) again and again in a fight, where is the line between "everyday narcissism" and real "narcissistic personality disorder" and whether narcissists are now thus distinguished, that they are independent of the opinion of others (because you think you're so great), or just dependent on it (because you need to mask a serious inferiority complex).

The dispute came to a head at the beginning of the zero years, even in such a way that the American Psychological Association suggested that the Narcissistic Personality Disorder altogether, because "the uniqueness of the disease image that was covered". To ensure that the diagnosis is so controversial, it seems irresponsible, how often it is being provided, and as an explanation for the political chaos must serve.

to address Important questions, is much harder to explain than others for ill.

but I think, we like that kind of narcissism-stories, because they offer the Illusion that there is a simple solution for a complex Problem. Because: If individual narcissistic ruler corrupting our world, you need only new elections – and that's it.

of course, is not to be dismissed out of Hand, that certain politicians narcissism have symptoms (grandiose sense of one's own importance, fantasies of unlimited success, lack of empathy) – but this long-distance diagnoses from the draw but only from the Essential; and the embossing is the question of how the voyeurism, the cult of personality, the attention economy of social media, the Shitstorm mentality of the Internet, the capitalist exploitation logic and the colonial world history a) narcissistic behaviour, inspire, and b) the current crisis. Addressing these issues is much harder to explain than others for ill, but in the longer term, probably a lot healthier.

literature: Richard Schuberth, narcissism, and conformity. Self-love as an Illusion and liberation, 2018. (magazine)

Created: 11.04.2019, 20:40 PM

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