high office and hubris
hubris syndrome and acquired personality disorder – in brain magazine
prof jonathan Davidson and dr d owen
the psychiatrist magazine . 2011.
#power goes to his head
rhetoric by aristotle
hubris is a compulsion to demonstrate superiority
masks inner doubt . why impelled to reinforce one’s paramountcy?
to belittle others . it is a weakness
hubristai means insults
watch corionalus and its rings true
an occupational hazard for a leader
smooth talking flatterers
no pm leaves downing street sane
intoxication of power
addicted to the limelight
a media ho
a loafer but a tireless self publicist
cheats at games like napoleon
causal link between conduct and office?
susceptible to temptations of power
indifference to truth
lack of humility
no need to acknowledge truth which is often beyond human agency to control
fixation with reputation and retribution
potency is a heady substance
no sense of humour or irony. decency and detachment – insult dying mccain
not tethered to reality
slipped his moorings
snarling and insolent towards those who thwart him
trets reasonable questions as impudence
lost his marbles
disdain for expoert opinion that he does not like
pride comes before a fall
whom the gods wish to destory
david e cooper on excessive self – belief. it really is about SELF.
double think. he paid stormy and did not pay her.
the big lie. loss is profit. truth is a lie. fake news.
surrounded with smooth talking flatterers
massage his ego
democracy trammels power. restrain. vacillate, consider
medidatte and pause. no mistake can be too big
checks and balances
slow, indecisive and half measures
liberty requires hypervigi lance against the power hungry
usurp liberty in times of crisis.
fronto striatal and limbic stratial dopamingeric pathways in brain regulate impulsitivty and rigidity
lassitude by trump
diagnostic and statistical manual IV
antisocial personality disorder
histrionic personality disorder
narcissistic personality disorder – hubris syndrome probably the same . have many components in common
sign trump si hubristic
breaching godwin’s law
tendency to see world as a forum for his aggrandizement#a
all the world is s stage. glory boy
not expendiect or problem solving
judges actions by whether they make him look good
preoccupation with image and reputation
messianic. speak in extravagant praise about certain others as well as themselves
consider the nation and themselves to be inseparable.
l ‘etat c est moi
talking in the third person
unwarranted trust in their own decision making
pooh pooh unwelcome advice or bad news
shoot the messenger
want to believability. wishful thinking. mindless optimism
belief that they have special almost preternatural powers
given to undue self confidence beying what one would expect in an extrovert and exhibitionist
a sense that they cannot be scrutinised by lesser mortals even judges or legislatures – that the almighty or posterity will judge them
unwavering sureness that such a court would acquit them and even adulate them
history shall absolve me
the goddess who presides over the eternal court of history
notion that they are slected for some august destiny
things are written in the stars – preordained
beliefs in portents
today it seems to me providential.
no grip in reality.
becoming ever more detached from ordinary people or even unbiased advisors
insistence on access only to toadies, place hunters and groupies
inordinate exaltation is no more than his due
demand craven obeisance from others
impatience, volatility, imprudence
attention span of a may fly
indifference to particulars.
never asking to see files.
belief that their mission is correct. a frightening conviction in their own moral uprightness
moral imperative to achieve goals. machiavellian
no law or ethics will hold them back. mercilessness.
but they still apply such standards to others and demand they be bound by law and ethics
their belief in the moral supremacy of their cause precludes any need to consider feasibility, cost in blood or treasure, time scale or anything prosaic
refusal to face up to the possibility that even parts of it will go awry or that unforeseen circumstances may arise
incompetence. not doing homework
refusal to do anything tedious. cannot be fagged with anything petty or time consuming or painstaking
trump has no inquiring mind
nonchalance in the face of grave difficulties. it will all work itself out.
these traits were apparent by 18
total dearth of objectivity or probity
self pity. woe is me. surrounded by foes
many enemies – much glory
relying on adrenalin
charismatic. cult of personality
me, I , mine, us, name,
red can me military in afghanistan
triumph – remember you are only a man
locked in dispute with press corps