Saturday, 03 February 2018 18:39

Trump's behavior seems motivated by guilt and fear

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Ozodi Thomas Osuji

If you objectively look at your behavior you probably would recognize that when you feel that you did something wrong (as defined by your society) you tend to feel guilty (unless you have anti-social personality disorder, is a sociopath or psychopath).

Let me personalize: when I do something wrong I tend to feel bad about myself. I am going to assume that most people are like me.

When I do something wrong and do not want other people to know about it because if they know about it they may affect some good that I desire I tend to feel fear. This type of fear is rooted in ones sense of guilt and desire to protect a value one desires or already possess.

In this light, I conjecture that Donald Trump feels like he did something wrong; the man probably feels guilty from working with Russians to become elected the president of the USA.

He probably feels that it is wrong to work with a foreign power to be elected the president of his country.  He probably wants to retain what he gained from working in cahoots with the Russians. (I am not an attorney and thus will avoid using legal terms such as collusion and obstruction of law).

I suspect that "The Donald" fears being exposed for if exposed that would make him look like an unpatriotic American and, moreover, he may lose his job and if he retains it seem illegitimate.

I suspect that Trump's behavior shows guilt and fear. I may be wrong but that is what comes to my mind.

His inveighing against the FBI, the Justice Department and the Special Counsel investigating his alleged working with Russia seem motivated by guilt and fear.

This is actually good for it shows that he is merely a narcissistic personality disordered man and did not cross over to anti-social personality disorder.

Narcissists are neurotics who feel inadequate and seek attention and admiration from people (hoping that social attention would wash away their sense of inadequacy) and, occasionally, use people to get what they want, and thereafter discard them like rag dolls, but, by and large, are not criminals. Many corporate CEOs, top business men and generals in the military are narcissists, yet they do good jobs for society.

Neurosis is not an obstacle to doing good work for society. Actually, all of us are a bit neurotic; don't you see some narcissism in you? There is no such person as a psychologically healthy person. What is healthy, anyway? We are all neurotics, in degrees!

Antisocial personality disordered persons tend to become criminals; they do not feel guilt and fear; they are predatory animals who can harm and or kill people and not feel remorse from doing so; in fact, some of them derive sadistic pleasure from inflicting pain on people and watching them suffer.

So, there is hope in this whole Trump thing, a scenario where a buffoon whose emotional and intellectual age is around nine (years old), was elected the president of the USA.  Apparently, he was elected as a backlash against Barack Obama.

Many white Americans (whites are 72% of the American population, the majority of Americans)  saw black folks, women and young Americans elect a black man, Barack Obama, the president of the USA and resented it. They apparently wanted to take their country back from those they consider primitive savages, black folks. Thus, they elected the next white person that presented his self for the presidency without regard for his qualification.

What do you think of my hypothesis that Trump's behavior is motivated by sense of guilt and fear?


Karma, they say, is a bitch; Trump worked overtime to make Barack Obama seem an illegitimate president because, as he and the birthers see it, he was not born in the USA.  Apparently, karma has worked to have Trump treated as he treated Obama: an illegitimate President! The man seems kind of a Manchurian Candidate that the Russians placed in our White House to work for Russian interests. Who said that Karma is not real?

African American slaves built the White House, the US Congress and Washington DC; please remember that fact. A Johnny come lately to America (Trump's parents came from Germany a little over one hundred years ago) is not more American than the African Americans who built America. African Americans have the right to be the president of the USA regardless of how Trump and the Birthers feel about it. If they do not like it they can pack up and return to Europe, where they came from and belong.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

February 3, 2018


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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: (907) 310-8176