NatP4 wrote: dckingsfan wrote:
NatP4 wrote:I didn’t care for the Popovich rant. Way too much ego. Don’t care who you are talking about, degrading another human being like that is not a good example to set. Claiming someone has mental illness because you share different political opinions is a bad look.
This has been all so depressing. Athletes, media members, and celebrities all jumping in to show the world how much of a good person they are. What happened to taking the high road anymore?
I am good with the Pop rant mostly because he isn't just now jumping on the bandwagon. He has been front and center on the issue.
I will add, I think he is factually correct on this one, I think he Trump is what he laid out.
If I suspect someone of being mentally ill, I don’t go and degrade them in interviews. Popovich is using mental illness, a very serious and sensitive topic, to insult someone he disagrees with. Classy stuff.
What is the scenario in which it becomes acceptable to treat other human beings this way?
Are you kidding?
He exhibits all the classic symptoms of Narcissistic personality disorder to a dangerous and toxic degree:https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20366662
Diagnosing mental health doctors, who are generally loathe to diagnose from a distance, realized they have enough public information from his statements and actions to do so whether or not he is a private patient, and that they are required by their creed to speak and intervene. As they would be required to report to authorities if a person was endangering themselves or people around them in the case of suicidal ideation or child neglect or homicidal urges.https://www.businessinsider.com/psychiatrists-submit-warning-trumps-mental-health-deteriorating-2019-12
Trump's niece, a psychologist with insight to his family situation sheds insight in his behavior and says he is indeed unstable and only growing more so.
He incited a riot that killed a Capitol Police officer and 4 participants. To stoke his ego at a point where there was no legal remedy, he fomented violent action to disrupt the proceedings.
We can all agree this sounds like Trump:
Signs and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder and the severity of symptoms vary. People with the disorder can:
Have an exaggerated sense of self-importance
Have a sense of entitlement and require constant, excessive admiration
Expect to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
Exaggerate achievements and talents
Be preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
Believe they are superior and can only associate with equally special people
Monopolize conversations and belittle or look down on people they perceive as inferior
Expect special favors and unquestioning compliance with their expectations
Take advantage of others to get what they want
Have an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
Be envious of others and believe others envy them
Behave in an arrogant or haughty manner, coming across as conceited, boastful and pretentious
Insist on having the best of everything — for instance, the best car or office
If so, even his supporters can recognize he exhibits these sorts of behaviors.
At the same time, people with narcissistic personality disorder have trouble handling anything they perceive as criticism, and they can:
Become impatient or angry when they don't receive special treatment
Have significant interpersonal problems and easily feel slighted
React with rage or contempt and try to belittle the other person to make themselves appear superior
Have difficulty regulating emotions and behavior
Experience major problems dealing with stress and adapting to change
Feel depressed and moody because they fall short of perfection
Have secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation
If the Pilot of an airplane were undergoing a mental breakdown, would Popovich or anybody be in the wrong to state aloud that they think this was a dangerous situation?
Here we have someone sitting in the captain's chair of our highest political office, with the nuclear football in the room with him at all times. HIs own aides have leaked that they think he has been having a mental breakdown since November. Yes, he needs to be removed from office. No Popovic is not wrong for using his position of public interest to speak on the topic when asked his opinion.