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Vanity, thy name is Trump

Donald John Trump has the temperament of a NFL player who’s just scored a touchdown. He thumps his chest and struts. He bumps his buddies, flexes his biceps. He is the DOMINATOR.

From his orange makeup to his hair covering bald spots, the low-life, scum-sucking narcissist in Trump is evident. Here is what male vanity is about. This is from the London Daily Mail:

 

Men with an inflated view of their own brilliance might look like they breeze through life in a bubble of confidence.

In reality, though, they are likely to be so plagued by worry that they put their health at risk, according to a study.

It found narcissism, or self-love, is on the rise in men and is causing them to suffer stress-related illnesses such as high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease. 

Psychologists asked 106 men and women to take personality questionnaires and took two saliva samples from them to measure levels of cortisol, a stress-related hormone.

Men who showed ‘unhealthy’ levels of narcissism in the questionnaires also had high levels of cortisol, even in a relaxed situation. In women, this was not the case.

The study’s authors say the reasons are unclear, but suggest the pressure to fulfil traditional male traits – such as strength and dominance – may be taking its toll. ‘Even though narcissists have grandiose self-perceptions, they also have fragile views of themselves, and often resort to defensive strategies like aggression when their sense of superiority is threatened,’ said co-author David Reinhard of the University of Michigan.

‘These kinds of coping strategies are linked with increased cardiovascular reactivity to stress and higher blood pressure, so it makes sense that higher levels of maladaptive narcissism would contribute to highly reactive stress response systems and chronically elevated levels of stress.’

 

Show me the 400-pound hacker

Trump actually said it might be a 400-pound cyber hacker —instead of the Russians — rustling our bytes. Now there’s a presidential mind at work.

He sounded like bar room drunk spouting incoherent nonsense. He mugged and fidgeted; he barked and brayed.