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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • A Clear and Present Danger
  • Leonard Cruz
  • English
  • 06 June 2016
  • 9781630513955

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  1. Owlseyes Owlseyes says:

    Narcissism demands to be mirrored and refuses to be challenged It demands acclaim obedience and accommodation while disregarding others Whether narcissism overtakes the home the workplace or the national stage everyone who comes under Narcissus’s spell both the narcissist and their subjects suffer Trump pathologizedJUST NOTES1 I was wondering about the title of the book and the manifest connection diagnosis? the title implies between Trump and Narcissism How hypocritical it sounds since Steve Buser has suggested that you cannot diagnose a public figure without evaluating himher first2 Well Steve says there are 9 diagnostic criteria; in the case of Trump we must look as if inside his head and empathy and grandiosity are inside; alas most of the criteria ARE INTERNAL Again if you don't evaluate him you can't diagnose him; it's UNETHICAL Yet you're clearly suggesting something mister Steven3 I know what some eminent dissident? psychiatrists say about diagnosis; but I would call the attention to doctor Thomas Szasz's view Diagnosis is a tool used by psychiatrists to control and stigmatize people 4 In my view Trump clearly doesn't score in all the criteria; yet the book has made it; suggested it How ethical that is?5 The catchy Jungian expression coincidentia oppositorum didn't apply; Bernie got out; so Trump only had to face Hillary And she lost6 I cannot avoid wondering whether the book had at its onset a clear or unconscious?? political purpose to divert voters from voting for a pathological person? Dr Estés words “We were made for times like these” can be also read like this we've been there so we know already the story of other historical narcissistic personalities we won't fall again in the same trap so we won't vote for Trump Am I right?7 And again the titleClear and Present Danger is a book by Tom Clancy one that mixes Colombian drug lords with threats to national security; well what a mix to involve Trump with; was it on purpose? One can always wonder8 But then for those who followed the campaign from the very beginning the list of labels IS LONG; I 've searched some sociopathpsychopath aggressivenessanger crazy egomaniac etc etc 'muthaf' says Samuel L JacksonFROM WIKIAccording to the DSM 5 individuals with NPD have most or all of the following symptoms typically without commensurate ualities or accomplishments 1 Grandiosity with expectations of superior treatment from others2 Fixated on fantasies of power success intelligence attractiveness etc3 Self perception of being uniue superior and associated with high status people and institutions4 Needing constant admiration from others5 Sense of entitlement to special treatment and to obedience from others6 Exploitative of others to achieve personal gain7 Unwilling to empathize with others' feelings wishes or needs8 Intensely envious of others and the belief that others are eually envious of them9 Pompous and arrogant demeanorThe Myth of Mental Illness Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct Donald Trump Profile Of A Sociopathin ‘Is Trump a psychopath? I’d call him a narcissist’in THE MIND OF DONALD TRUMPin The latest media obsession ‘Could there be something neurologically wrong’ with Donald Trump?in Is Donald Trump a textbook narcissist?in Paul Krugman Comey Putin 'installed' the 'crazy vindictive' TrumpIn Donald Trump has 'dangerous mental illness' say psychiatry experts at Yale conferenceMental health experts say President is 'paranoid and delusional'in


  2. Steve Ellerhoff Steve Ellerhoff says:

    Timely doesn't begin to describe this book at the beginning of 2020 Interestingly enough the strongest essays here are not about you know who but are rather about narcissism in American culture at present The finest essay is Narcissism in the Home by Nancy Swift Furlotti; she shares her personal experience of being married to a narcissistic man for decades and the long shadow he casts after she divorced him Her ability to articulate what was always wrong in that relationship and the incredulity of being trapped by another person really moves me with compassion for women like her in that terrible position Another essay by her Narcissism in Our Collective Home Our American Culture paints the picture at the macro levelA third standout essay here is Jean Shinoda Bolen's The Wounded Healer Transformation through Compassion this one leaves the biggest impression on me When we have rigid theories about what makes people the way they are and we project our theories onto patients and clients insisting that our reality is their reality we do the same thing their parents did Bolen writes This is the wounding shadow of authority that says 'I know what your story is and I know its meaning' and it robs the person of the opportunity to discover this This is a risk for anyone in a leadership role 204 5 The beauty here which she gets at in so many different ways is the need to check ourselves for our own narcissism before we go labeling it in othersThe final thought in the book is given to Clarissa Pinkola Estes of Run With Wolves acclaim Her brief essay reprinted from 2001 is called Do Not Lose Heart We Were Made for These Times and its an intimate yet public sermon of sorts Any small calm thing that one could can do to help another soul to assist some portion of this poor suffering world will help immensely 277 It's a hopeful note to end upon and also one that encourages responsible thoughtful actionYes there are also essays by men throughout the collection and it was edited by two men but these past many years I've found myself turning toward the women often than not Sexist as it is I'm just plain tired of hearing from the guys It's another thing that has drawn me further and further into analytical psychology brilliant women have always been crucial to its perspectives and they have provided so much wisdom and insight beyond their therapeutic practices in books essays and lectures


  3. Eglizard Eglizard says:

    Excellent collection of commentaries on the current 2017 administration from Jungian clinical viewpoint plus the context of world history mythology American history and social science Compares Trump to Narcissus Bluebeard Hitler Stalin Mussolini Kardashian Beyoncé Hamlet how they are and are not alike Make up your own mind Prereuisite some knowledge of basic Jungian concepts


  4. Ietrio Ietrio says:

    Narcissism seems to be the 2010 magic word to mark to the congregation that somebody is coming from Satan Back in the 1950s the keyword was fascist


  5. Laurie Laurie says:

    I am so thoroughly sick of the subject I can't make it to the end of this It's informative but I haven't the stomach right now I just need to get this out of the ueue right now for my own mental health


  6. Camille McCarthy Camille McCarthy says:

    The book might have been better titled simply Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump as I feel that calling it A Clear and Present Danger implies that the essays included all have a clear point of view surrounding Trump In actuality some of the essays were ambivalent about whether he would be a danger and many of the essays had little or nothing to do with Trump but were rather about looking within ourselves and acknowledging our own narcissistic tendencies to heal as a nation Some of the essays are a bit difficult to understand and full of intellectual snobbery such as one with uite a few uotes in German which were not even translated In general the further you get in the book the better and accessible the essays become so if you feel like skipping the first few you probably won't miss anything The book is important and it comes at a time when we must all look inward to see where our own narcissism might be contributing to the collective narcissism present in America which can be such a destructive force It also defines narcissism well from a number of perspectives and when you have finished reading it you will be uite familiar with the myth of Narcissus It is also important to note that this is a book of Jungian psychology not a book about politics


  7. Sherry T. Sherry T. says:

    This book is a collection of writings explaining from a Jungian perspective narcissism and its role in not only in the 2016 US presidential election but also its impact on past elections in other countries and generally in our day to day functioning I especially appreciated the chapters pertaining to the rise of figures such as Hitler Mussolini and Stalin as well as those that reflected on the relationship between media and narcissism Finally I walked away from this book with a better understanding of and compassion toward Trump supporters A good read indeed


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