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Life of the mind: The itch to diagnose Trump

"Diagnosis is comforting, mainly for the diagnoser"

By Anna Blundy   April 2017

United States President Donald Trump ©Olivier Douliery/DPA/PA Images

Is your partner a psychopath? Is your partner a sociopath? Is Donald Trump suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder? My sister told me that eating the whole of an apple including the core means you are a narcissist. A psychiatric nurse told our seminar group that before studying psychoanalysis he’d always understood “personality disorder” to be a euphemism for arsehole.

If you do these quizzes on Facebook it always turns out that your partner is a psychopath or sociopath or narcissist.…

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