An Ability for Discernment is Important in Life
“A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.”
“A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.”
Proverbs 12:16 & 23
President Trump scares many because of his lack of discernment and malignant narcissistic personality disorder. But before we get into that, let’s start with what Discernment is: a noun; The ability to judge well. Discernment is perfect judgement based on a faultless ability to judge oneself. It gives one the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong. The key to living an uncompromising life lies in one’s ability to exercise discernment in every area of his or her life.
Buddhists and Hindus define ‘discernment’ as being able to see what “IS”, and ‘judgement’ as filtering a thought through a ‘good-bad’ duality.
According to the Veteran Dakini, Discernment is to recognize or identify as separate or distinct, to discriminate (to discern right from wrong); To come to know or recognize mentally (to discern someone’s motives); to see or understand the difference (to discern the best choice). Judgement is to form an opinion after careful consideration (judging character); to determine or declare after consideration; To form an opinion or evaluation.
Our current President Trump has a real problem with Discernment in his daily life and in his job protecting and making decisions for our country. He lacks the ability to judge himself, know truth vs. lies he tells, and right from wrong. His personality disorder known as a malignant narcissist keeps him from having this extremely important trait as a leader of the United States of America. A malignant narcissistic personality disorder is where someone feels superior to others, exhibits attention-seeking behavior, and usually acts in a very callous manner. It presents in early adulthood. Behaviors occur in all areas of life and cause social or occupational problems. They have feelings of grandiosity, exaggerated feelings of superiority, paranoia, belief that people are out to get them; sadism or the need to hurt or humiliate others.
MNPD rarely acknowledge that there’s anything wrong with them. In their minds they are “too good” to have any sort of mental issue. They are self-centered, views other people as objects and doesn’t care about them, has a huge ego and sense of entitlement, blames others and never takes responsibility for his shortcomings and behaviors.
This person will likely not feel they have a need to change even when diagnosed. Therefore it is almost impossible to treat. #45 is very much a scary President for those who know and work with this type of person. So mental health professionals have reported via surveys, seeing an increase in fear related problems for people in their community across the country. My colleagues have reported in discussions we have had at conferences, meetings, workshops and one on one, that they are treating more fear related problems than ever before. This is a time for us to be highly concerned with our leadership and make sure our politicians do their jobs and not bow to a leader with MNPD and lack of discernment.