Recently, public figures have said President Trump was a “con man,” “had malignant narcissism” and George Conway tweeted the cover of the DSM-5 and told people to look at “narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder.”
When Massachusetts governor, William Weld, was exploring running against the president as a Republican, in part because of Trump’s “malignant narcissism”1 I wanted to educate the public on what EXACTLY that means. And really look at how one can determine whether President Trump suffers from this disorder.
This brought about the idea for my article posted on Psychology Today:
Malignant Narcissism: Does the President Really Have It?*