Dangerous Charisma: The Political Psychology of Donald Trump and His Followers

by Jerrold Post M.D.

Hardcover, 2019


Pegasus Books (2019), Edition: 1, 352 pages


This narrative not only examines the life and psychology of Donald Trump, but also provides an analysis of the charismatic psychological tie between Trump and his supporters. While there are many books on Donald Trump, there has been no rigorous psychological portrait by a psychiatrist who specializes in political personality profiling. As the founding director of the CIA's Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior, Dr. Post has created profiles of world leaders for the use of American presidents during pivotal historic events. As once stated by Jane Mayer of the New Yorker, 'Jerrold may be the only psychiatrist who has specialized in the self-esteem problems of both Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.' In this new book, the psychiatrist who once served under five American presidents applies his expertise to profiling the current resident in the White House, with surprising and revelatory results.… (more)

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